Series Preview: Marlies vs. Stars

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
May 22 2014 02:09PM

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"I've always believed that there's a fine line between cockiness and confidence, and we want to remain confident, but not cross over". These were the words of Steve Spott yesterday morning, as the team practiced at home for the last time before heading to Cedar Park, Texas to play the first game of the AHL's Western Conference Finals.

They're going in 7-0. Not bad for a team that wasn't expected to make the playoffs at all. But their new opponent is without a doubt, the toughest one yet. 

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REMINDER: That's Just Your Opinion, Man

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
May 21 2014 01:42PM

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I checked my AskFM inbox today, as I usually do. After all, I'd like to be on top of all the requests for me to jump off a bridge, the messages about how I'm arrogant and stupid and a bad writer, and occasionally, a question or two about either myself or the Toronto Maple Leafs organization. I found this:

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Lets have a real talk moment, if you'll allow it.

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World Championship Update: Leafs Doing Things

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
May 20 2014 07:17PM

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In case you forgot, the IIHF World Hockey Championship is going on as we speak! It's an event that kids of some backgrounds aspire to win, and others aspire to never participate in, because that means they didn't spend enough time in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Leafs, of course, spent no time in the playoffs, and as such have a bunch of guys playing. The Group Stages are done, so here's a quick guide to what's happened so far. 

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Mailbag: Yay Fireworks

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
May 19 2014 09:23AM

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Today is a big day for a lot of people. You eat a bunch of food, see a bunch of friends, blow up some colourful gunpowder in the sky, and then rush back across the highway to get home, preparing for work the next day. Well, for most people. I actually did my fireworks on Sunday. I also wrote this mailbag on Sunday and put it to delayed publish. Time to clean my room, or something.

Also, this mailbag completes a milestone. I've now posted an article or more on The Leafs Nation every day for the past 100 days. Hooray for pointless accomplishments! Now, here are some responses.

To submit a question, send me a tweetemail meask me, or leave a comment.

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Sustainability and the Toronto Marlies

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
May 18 2014 01:15PM

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Going into the Western Conference Finals, the Toronto Marlies have yet to lose a game in these playoffs. The first round consisted a three game sweep of the Milwaukee Admirals. The second round consisted of a four game sweep of the Chicago Wolves. This team has to be in the discussion of best AHL playoff teams ever, right? Well, not exactly. A lot of things are going the right way for them.

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