TLN Monday Mailbag: March 7th

Jeff Veillette
March 07 2016 10:00AM


The Mailbag took a week off due to last Monday's trade deadline, but we're back! The Leafs have been a different kind of wacky, wild beast in the past two weeks, and your questions reflect that. Let's jump right in!

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Marlies rally but fail to beat Utica in first losing streak of season

Jeff Veillette
March 06 2016 04:37PM

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"Three-game losing streak" hasn't been in this team's vocabulary since their season ended in a first round playoff collapse last year. Then again, neither was getting shut out, but the Utica Comets ended that by blanking them on Friday. Today, the Marlies looked for revenge and a high note to end a lacklustre weekend, but couldn't get it in what ended up being a 5-4 loss.

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Kapanen, Leipsic loaned back to Toronto Marlies

Jeff Veillette
March 06 2016 09:20AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs have shuffled up the roster today, sending Kasperi Kapanen and Brendan Leipsic back to the Toronto Marlies on a loan basis.

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Marlies push back, ultimately lose to Rochester

Jeff Veillette
March 05 2016 10:13PM

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For a while, it looked like the Toronto Marlies were going to have a repeat of yesterday's shocking shutout loss to the Utica Comets. But tonight's game against the Rochester Americans did have a few signs of life in it, even if it provided the same unwelcomed result, in the form of a 4-2 loss.

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Postgame: Snizzb-ONE, but Ottawa Won

Jeff Veillette
March 05 2016 08:20PM

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For the Toronto Maple Leafs, this wasn't a night for the present, but one for the future. One where the focus wasn't on tthe players who skated through the last sixtyish games kicking and screaming, but for the ones just starting their NHL careers in hopes of being ready next year. In a night that began as a look back at Dion Phaneuf's tenure, it was the young blood that ran the show in a - wait for it - hard fought, thoroughly controlled, one-goal regulation loss.

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