Mailbag Monday: I'm super, tanks for asking

Jeff Veillette
March 16 2015 09:03PM


I'm publishing this mailbag at this exact moment in time, because I know what you're all thinking. Before you admit it, I'll say it for you - literally anything that you could be doing right now other than watch this awful team get Harlem Globetrottered by the Edmonton Oilers. Seriously, this game should be pay-per-view, with the owners giving back to the ones watching. It's not, however, so your time is better invested reading this than watching the Leafs.

If you have a question for next week, leave it in the comments, tweet @tlndc, or tweet @jeffler.

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A new low: Oilers chase Maple Leafs' Bernier with 3 goals in 1st period

Thomas Drance
March 16 2015 08:27PM

Photo Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin/USA TODAY Sports

This lowly iteration of the Toronto Maple Leafs officially hit rock bottom in the first period of Monday night's game against the hapless Edmonton Oilers. 

In the final game of a Western Canadian swing that has been nothing short of pathetic, the Maple Leafs were stomped by the NHL's second worst team in the first period. The perpetually rebuilding Oilers needed only eight minutes to score three goals on four shots and chase Jonathan Bernier. Shortly after James Reimer replaced Bernier, the Oilers made the score 4-0.  

Homer Simpson adorned in Krusty the clown makeup beating up the Krusty Burglar

 comes to mind... 

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Report: Leafs have more suitors for Phaneuf

Ryan Fancey
March 16 2015 02:06PM

NHL general managers are in Florida this week for their annual March meetings to discuss all kinds of important things like 3-on-3 overtime and hockey in Vegas, but with that comes a good amount of media coverage and, of course, trade speculation.

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LGD- Lerfs take on Oilolers

Adam Laskaris
March 16 2015 11:00AM

The Lerfs and Oilers have been so bad for so long, the last time the two teams faced off in a season where both teams made the playoffs, Eric Brewer led the Oilers in ice time. March 10, 2003, to be exact.

Here's the box score from that game, if you're curious. The Lerfs won 3-2, with goals from Mats Sundin, Tomas Kaberle and Alexander Mogilny.

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TLN Player Power Rankings: March 16, 2015

Jon Steitzer
March 16 2015 09:12AM

Every week the Power Rankings seem to get a little harder. Not so much the bottom of the list, but making a case for players at the top. No one said blogging was easy and I just don’t have it my heart to tell the good people of TLN that there will not be any power rankings this week, so here we go once again with the planet’s definitive Leaf power rankings.

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