The Rumour Mill - Part 1

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 28 2014 03:20PM

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It's late February in an Olympic year, and you know what that means - the Trade Deadline has NOT passed yet, and we still have a little more than a week to run around pointing at guys while screaming "YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND, I WANT IT!".

This year, a couple of higher profile players have hit the market. Could the Leafs be interested in moves involving any of them? We'll go through a couple potential candidates bit by bit as we near the deadline. Today, lets go far over to the west coast.

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Hey Guys, Remember when Phil Kessel was 'Sluggish'?

Steven Tzemis
February 27 2014 08:38PM

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I’m going to go on a bit of a rant here.

It wasn’t too long ago (this morning) that people were complaining about Phil Kessel. The Toronto Star published an article (yesterday) saying Kessel looked sluggish during practice Wednesday morning, often dropping to one knee and he was the first one to leave the ice, which is totally fine. Then people all around decided to go after Phil Kessel, saying his season was over. One sluggish practice, and he’s left out for dead.

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Leafs Postgame - Long Island Blues

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 27 2014 07:45PM

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Sochi is over, and now that we've gotten "complain about practice" out of the way, it's time to focus on what actually matters; NHL hockey! Granted, it's debatable whether an already bottom-of-the-standings New York Islanders really count as an NHL team without superstar John Tavares, but that should make this game pretty automatic, no? Not so much, as it headed to overtime. Not just that, Lubomir Visnovsky ensured the Leafs walked away with just one point in a 5-4 loss.

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LGD - GAME 61: LEAFS @ ISLES - WE'RE BACK!!!

Steve Dangle
February 27 2014 02:30PM

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Above is a file photo of Phil Kessel thinking about slacking off at practice, how the IOC plans on refunding New York Islanders season seat holders, and just being the greatest guy ever.

Welcome back! The Olympic break is over and the Leafs are finally back to playing games as they visit the New York Islanders. Are you excited? ARE YOU?!?! Good. K good. I was worried. Good.

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What to expect from Phil Kessel's practice habits down the stretch

Cam Charron
February 27 2014 01:42PM

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The point an old elementary school science teacher of mine would hammer home when discussing the scientific method was that it must be replicated: an experiment is basically useless if it can only be performed once and not over and over and over again.

The way he'd explain this is that the steps of the experiment would need to be carefully written down so that somebody who didn't know you at all would you able to replicate and see if he or she would find the same results. The personification of this hypothetical humanoid replicating the experiment was often an alien descending from outer space.

Let's take that same alien, who, in between trying to replicate all the crappy fifth grade science experiments found in his inbox (and that's his day job) decided to tune into Toronto Maple Leafs games. The catch is that the alien pays attention to the Leafs, strictly on game days, from puck drop to the end of the game.

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