The Leafs Organization vs. Head Injuries

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

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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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LFR7 - Game 67 - Fear the Fin - Tor 2, SJ 6

Steve Dangle
March 12 2014 12:28PM

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That's the Death Valley we're accustomed to. Wow.

It's time for a James Reimer intervention...

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Leafs Postgame: Shark Tanked

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 11 2014 11:34PM

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The Leafs have a lot of the roster pieces in place to be a high flying, strong skating transition team full of fearless individuals, many of whom have big bodies. The San Jose Sharks are actually that team, with even more depth and a coaching staff that takes advantage of the abilities of their skaters. Tonight was a game destined for heartbreak, but if the Leafs could beat the Ducks, maybe they could pull it off agai... make it stop

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - March 11, 2014 - Seven Goals, One Period

Steve Dangle
March 11 2014 10:49PM

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On this episode, the guys talk about the Canucks' 7-goal collapse, the Leafs' Death Valley road trip, and the big Strombo news with Rogers and Hockey Night in Canada.

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Dion Phaneuf injures James Van Riemsdyk with Missed Hit

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
March 11 2014 10:48PM

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Early in the third period, Dion Phaneuf went for one of his trademark open ice hits. This time, it didn't go exactly as he had hoped, hitting winger James van Riemsdyk straight in the head. Click on to see it:

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