On Morgan Rielly, helmets, and the blame game

Jeff Veillette
January 17 2016 02:14AM


Morgan Rielly lost his helmet along the boards with about two and a half minutes left to play. It happens. He changed, the Leafs moved into the offensive zone, the helmet stayed in the corner. He prayed for a stoppage in play, or a helmet he could wear. He got neither, and Brad Marchand soon scored the game-winning goal.

The Hockey Night in Canada broadcasting crew immediately placed the blame on him.

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Brendan Leipsic scores Hat Trick in Eventful Marlies Victory

Jeff Veillette
January 17 2016 12:02AM


Brendan Leipsic has been described by some as "the most annoying prospect in hockey". He's small, he's skilled, and he gets in your face; the combination has people hoping for a Brad Marchand type of player once fully developed. I'm not sure if the description or the comparable are totally fair to him, but to the St. John's IceCaps, he was probably more annoying than Marchand was to the Leafs tonight. Leipsic scored not one, not two, but three goals in a runaway 6-3 victory for the Toronto Marlies.

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Leafs Postgame: Worse Luck Next Time

Jeff Veillette
January 16 2016 09:15PM

Photo Credit: Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Bruins bring out the worst in every Leafs fan. No, they don't make us angry; anger would just be a release for the long-suffering. They are the gasoline that fuels the depression. Whether it's a memorable loss, bad trade, or awkward, the Bruins are always there to do it to you, and then add it to the list of reminders for next time.

Tonight, they'll add another crazy game to that list as the Leafs dropped a heartbreaker by a 3-2 score.

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So much is happening in this GIF of Morgan Rielly trying to squeeze a helmet on his head

Justin Fisher
January 16 2016 09:09PM

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LGD: Going Streaking

Shawn Reis
January 16 2016 01:06PM

Welcome back, tank nation!  Yep, that's right, the Leafs have lost 4 in a row and are quickly putting themselves back in contention for a top 5 pick in next June's draft.  I bet you were starting to get worried there for a minute - the Leafs were actually playing good hockey and winning a lot of games.  But never fear, the Bruins are here, and they're ready to help the Leafs continue their slide.

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