POSTGAME: Madison Square Goalden

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 12 2014 08:51PM

When I went on that rant about the guy who threw his jersey on the ice last night, one of the things that I stressed was that anything can happen in a sample of two games - especially the first two of the year. You have a 25% chance of being 0-2, just like you do of being 2-0. That's assuming you're not facing better teams than you, which the Habs and Penguins were.

One would have thought the New York Rangers were as well, but that didn't stop the Leafs from breaking free from the poor start and unleashing their best offensive performance in a long time, winning 6-3 over the Blueshirts.

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Marlies Close Weekend With OT Win

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 12 2014 07:52PM


One of the great things about the oddity that is the AHL schedule is the fact that most teams will face the same opponent twice in an opening weekend. Why is this great? It gives the chance to hammer home or brush away any narrative from the opening game. Win the first one? You won't leave the weekend on a high unless you win the second. Lose it? You have a chance at redemption. That chance was what the Toronto Marlies had today, and they earned it, with an overtime victory.

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To The Jersey Tosser

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 11 2014 11:20PM


A few hours ago, the Toronto Maple Leafs lost their second game of the season to the Pittsburgh Penguins. We learned some things, like that Jonathan Bernier, Phil Kessel, and Stephane Robidas are probably still nursing injuries, because they've been, well, uncharacteristically bad. We learned that Sidney Crosby, unsurprisingly, is still amazing at the sport he's been atop of for years. Lastly, we learned how long it would take for somebody to rage-quit this year's team in public. 

Four days. We are four days into the regular season. Here's the thing about this jersey-tossing statement - it's really stupid.

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Marlies Lose Season Opener

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 11 2014 04:16PM


Ten years. It's been about that long since Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment sat down and decided that having an AHL affiliate three kilometres away from the Air Canada Centre made more sense than having one three thousand away. Over the years, the team has gone from a convince to a competitor, one that has been loaded with youth. Today, the Toronto Marlies opened up yet another season against the Utica Comets, and unfortunately for them, the game ended in a 2-1 loss.

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LGD: Leafs take on Penguins

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
October 11 2014 03:03PM

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Okay, whatever. So the Leafs lost the first game. It's in the past; 81-1-0 is still the best record in NHL history, and if 99.44 germ removal is good enough for some bathroom soaps, its good enough to be the Leafs' year-end Corsi-for percentage. Tonight, the Leafs take on the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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