REVIEW: 24/7, Part 1

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
December 15 2013 08:19PM

When the NHL first announced that the Toronto Maple Leafs would face the Detroit Red Wings in the (then 2013) Winter Classic, I was incredibly excited. Not because it was an outdoor game, not because I in any way liked the idea of the Leafs having to play more games than usual against the Red Wings, and not even because it'll be the highest attended NHL game ever. Okay, that last bit is pretty cool. But no, my main excitement came from the two teams being on HBO 24/7, giving an uncensored, behind the scenes look at the two respective teams.

It may be a little early to write off all four episodes, but so far, I'm not a fan of what I'm seeing. With that said, here's a full rundown: 

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - December 15, 2013 - Flying Dutchman

Steve Dangle
December 15 2013 05:16PM

On this episode, the Leafs and Canucks completely kicked ass so everybody's pretty happy. CHRIS MANAGED TO MAKE EVERYBODY WANNA FIGHT ANYWAY.

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Marlies Cap Off Weekend With Win

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
December 15 2013 04:09PM

There's something about the St. Johns IceCaps and not letting go. A large chunk of their core has stayed with the team for all three seasons that they've been in the league, their ownership group (True North Sports & Entertainment) still actively sells merchandise of their previous incarnation (the Manitoba Moose). And somehow, the Toronto Marlies having moved from St. Johns nearly a decade ago is considered the grounds for a rivalry, despite the two teams (and their parent clubs) being in different conferences. 

But hey, at least the season series this year is four games instead of eight. Plus, both teams are at the same skill level, so they're at least entertaining. Today's incarnation saw the Marlies win 3-2, taking both home games against the Winnipeg Jets affiliate. 

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LFR - Game 34 - Christmas Miracle - Chi 3, Tor 7

Steve Dangle
December 15 2013 01:21PM

Oh my wow that actually happened! I love Peter Holland! I love the Leafs! I love everybody!

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Leafs Postgame - A Surprising Dagger

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
December 15 2013 09:18AM

Many people who aren't from here have a tendency to describe Toronto as "Hell on Earth". This is mostly out of jealously, but with last night considered, they may have a point. I mean, the city freezes over and both the Leafs and the Raptors dominate their high-flying opponents from Chicago? Even I'm a little skeptical...

Last night was arguably the best Leafs game of the season, and while getting those results against a powerhouse is a bit unexpected, there was nothing flukey about how they got this win. 

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