The Leafs Nation endorses Stephane Robidas for Atlantic Division All Star Captain

Jeff Veillette
December 02 2015 05:02PM

Photo Credit: Jean-Yves Ahern/USA TODAY Sports

There's a lot of talk about this year's All-Star Game. It's four-team, 3-on-3 format with cash incentives allows for some creativity in an otherwise boring, usually contactless and always half-assed single game. The coaches will pick the bulk of their rosters, but it's up to the fans to pick the Captain of each division. For us, there is no better option than Toronto's Stephane Robidas.

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LGD: True North, False Idol

Jeff Veillette
December 02 2015 02:02PM

Leafs fans take a lot of criticism for putting up with a grotesquely rich ownership group that profits a lot off of their support of the team's failure. Not just amongst those who have lost interest, but from other teams.

But hey, what about Jets fans? Since coming over from Atlanta, who won exactly zero playoff games in their eleven-year history, the Jets have been just as bad, making the post-season once and getting swept; the bright spot of their existence. Say what you will about the Leafs in 2013, but to collapse from 4-1 in Game 7, you have to win three games and be close to winning a fourth.

Yet, have the Jets been near the top of the merchandise rankings since before the team came back, they interrupt O' Canada to profess their love for their ownership group. Every game. Home or away. Even at other levels; I've seen "TRUE NORTH" chants at Marlies games when they'd take on St. John's (pre-team affiliation switcheroo).

If interrupting a moment of National Pride to scream the name of the people you give money to in support of a losing team isn't a "hail corporate" moment, I don't know what is. But hey, Jets fans are going to fill tonight their building, one that True North built a few thousand seats too small because they didn't think Jets fans would show up. The Leafs will do their best to play spoilers.

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Jonathan Bernier assigned to Marlies on Conditioning Stint

Jeff Veillette
December 02 2015 10:03AM

The Toronto Maple Leafs' goaltending controversy has hit a shocking twist, as their highest paid goaltender, Jonathan Bernier, is being sent to the American Hockey League on a conditioning stint.

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Swedish newspaper reports Nylander likely to play in World Juniors

Ryan Fancey
December 02 2015 07:42AM

Some fun prospect news to toss along this morning, as it looks like we might see William Nylander suit up for the Swedish junior national team over the holidays.

Nylander and Marner head-to-head? Good heavens.

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Bernier to waivers is unlikely, but would it be so bad?

Ryan Fancey
December 02 2015 06:51AM

There's been a lot of focus on the Leafs' goaltending for a while now, as it's easily the most interesting storyline following the team over the last month or so. But in the immediate aftermath of a Garret Sparks shutout on Monday, and Mike Babcock essentially saying Jonathan Bernier would be the third choice among his netminders going into the team's next game, the whole situation has been amplified and we're now left wondering "What is going to happen with Bernier going forward?"

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