Goalie Call Ups Made Official

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 15 2014 09:50AM

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As originally reported here on The Leafs Nation last night, the Toronto Maple Leafs have recalled Drew MacIntyre from the Toronto Marlies, who in turn have called up Garret Sparks from the Orlando Solar Bears.

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Marlies Win In OT / Leafs Calling Up MacIntyre

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 14 2014 09:48PM


Two stories here, but I figure we can cram them both together since they're both Marlies related. and tonight's game wasn't super exciting. The above picture is pretty meaningless, other than the fact that for the first half of the game, the Marlies were represented by a Syracuse Crunch logo, and I found that pretty funny. Okay. Press the read article button and let's get this show on the road.

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Leafs Postgame - Good Kids, m.A.A.d Victory

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 14 2014 12:36AM


"Carlyle says... video shows main contact from Stoll was to shoulder" [Masters]

I'm no conspiracy theorist, but I'm starting to think that there's a reason for pretty much every energy drink on the market going on sale in Toronto this week. These games keep getting later and later. 10PM was one thing, 10:30 was torture, and a 10:47 start thanks to a pre-game ceremony? All I'm saying is that I don't regret buying that four pack of Red Bull for $8 a couple nights ago.

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Mythbusters: Start Quality Bias

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 13 2014 01:30PM


Earlier in the season, there was a lot of debate over which goalie was getting what game in net. It's faded away a bit, mostly because people are surprised to see James Reimer between the pipes at all nowadays. But I decided to take a couple of minutes to see if such a disparity actually existed, and/or currently exists.

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The Leafs Organization vs. Head Injuries

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 12 2014 01:04PM


As I'm sure you saw during the live feed, on the highlights, and repeatedly gif'd across the internet, Dion Phaneuf went for a hit on Patrick Marleau last night and took out James van Riemsdyk instead. (If you missed it, you can find it here ). Immediately following the hit, van Riemsdyk was very slow to get up and looked dizzy. Enough so that Joe Bowen and Greg Millen immediately assumed concussion on-air, which is relevant because they're biased (in the lovable, acceptable because it's a local feed) way and will always give the benefit of the doubt.

The end result? van Riemsdyk went to the quiet room for a couple of minutes, was deemed good to go, and put back on the ice, despite the Leafs being down 5-1 with ten minutes to go. Not just that, but the momentum was still very much in San Jose's favour at this point. My first thought when he came out was along the lines of "when will this team ever learn?". Lets talk about not one, not two, but nine cases involving the Leafs and Marlies over the past two and a half years.

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