Nonis, Carlyle on "Ice Bucket Challenge" Clock

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
August 10 2014 09:06PM


The last thing you want when a player leaves your team? A chip on his shoulder. The Leafs have a raging habit of leaving players in that exact position. With Nikolai Kulemin, he couldn't even wait until his first game in another jersey to express that, and he and a special guest confirmed that shortly after taking literal ice chips to his shoulders.

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BREAKING: Jeffler Shuts Up

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
August 09 2014 12:13AM


As we approached the Olympic Break, there was a bit of uncertainty as to what level of content production we could pull off here on The Leafs Nation. Knowing that I had been pretty inactive for the months prior, I decided to make a list that involved me writing an article every day for three weeks. THREE WEEKS! That was a very ambitious and borderline unrealistic goal for me.

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Marlies Sign Two

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
August 08 2014 05:43PM


The Toronto Marlies have agreed to terms with two players today, signing Denver Manderson and Brett Findlay to one year AHL contracts. Terms of the deals are not known at this time.

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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
August 08 2014 08:05AM

The Leafs are over the cap, the Oilers hire stats guy Tyler Dellow, Alabama hates Vancouver, who makes the Flames and more in this week's Roundup.

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Over Analysis: The Shootout

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
August 08 2014 01:08AM


HOT TAKE TIME! I love the shootout. I don't know if I love that it decides things in the standings, but the core concept of it? Love it. I love the pressure it puts on the goalies to make the right decisions. I love that the skaters have to think about their move, and then meet their own demands. I like that it removes so many variables, and boils things down to one shot and a potential goal.

How could you not love it? Right, the standings. Because the shootout is a crapshoot. A few irregular coin-flips, and a team can be knocked out our brought into the playoffs. But, in a fit of curiosity, I took a look at every shootout the Leafs were involved in last year, to see what I could get out of it.

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