TLN Roundtable: Deadline Dealin'

Justin Fisher
February 28 2014 05:35PM


In case you didn't know, the NHL Trade Deadline is this Wednesday, March 5th, and the Toronto Maple Leafs are not expected to do anything of significance. But that's because the dudes running the Toronto Maple Leafs are silly, and let me tell you, the TLN staff would do a much better job. Here's what we'd do come Wednesday: 

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The Rumour Mill - Part 1

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


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


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


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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Steve Dangle
February 27 2014 02:30PM


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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