Mailbag: Week of February 10th

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 10 2014 09:30AM


So, there wasn't a mailbag last week, but that wasn't me "giving up" on the concept. Rather, I got slapped in the mouth with a nasty case of Strep Throat, which lead to it hurting to speak, swallow, breathe, or think. Needless to say, I was in no shape to answer a mailbag. But today? QUESTIONS!

If you'd like to submit a question, email me at, or tweet your question with the hashtag #TLNMailbag. Tagging @Jeffler would be a fun courtesy, but unneccessary, especially if you're closing in on character limits. You can also leave your question in the comments of this post. 

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - February 9, 2014 - Haha the Leafs beat the Canucks

Steve Dangle
February 09 2014 05:09PM

In this episode, haha, the Leafs beat the Canucks! Followed by Olympic talk and the newest instalment of luvudangler.

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LFR7 - Game 60 - SexyBack - Van 1, Tor 3

Steve Dangle
February 09 2014 04:32PM


The Leafs head into the Olympics hot! Against a Canadian team, too.

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Marlies Lose 4-3 To Hamilon

Jeff Veillette (Jeffler)
February 09 2014 04:12PM

The Toronto Marlies and Hamilton Bulldogs face each each other too often. I lead with that as my opening paragraph too often. How about this; today was a game featuring two very fatigued teams. The Marlies have been everywhere in the league over the past month, with multiple road trips and crowded weekends. The Bulldogs just played a game in Ottawa last tnight. This wasn't going to be a game where speed killed, but rather an endurance war. Despite a hot start by the Marlies, this game fell in favour of their cross-highway rivals, with a score of 4-3. 

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Leafs postgame - "One shot scorer" scores winning goal on 227th shot of season

Cam Charron
February 08 2014 07:07PM

Shortly after Phil Kessel made the score 2-1 for Toronto, Craig Simpson (in his infinite wisdom) decided to call Kessel a "one shot scorer". I'm not sure about that description. Kessel came into the game third in the NHL in shots on goal. His shooting percentage of 11.2% is not an eyebrow-raising distance from the mean.

Kessel scores goals, lots of goals, because he takes a lot of shots, and because he has an excellent shot, and he uses it, game after game after game. He also belongs to the Toronto Maple Leafs for eight more years, and he helped the Leafs beat the Vancouver Canucks for the first time since before the first lockout. When the Leafs last beat the Canucks, Kessel was playing with the United States' national development program's U-17 squad. Yes, it's been a while. And the final was 3-1 for the Leafs.

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