EA Sports Declares Kessel Good At Hockey

Jeff Veillette
August 07 2014 08:28PM


The fine folks at EA Sports are gearing towards another new release in their NHL Video Game series, and as such, are drumming up fan interest in whatever way they can. Earlier in the year, it was assaulting Twitter with hashtags (also known as the Cover Vote). Now, they're slowly but surely leaking out player ratings, mostly so people can argue about how they're the stupidest thing to ever stupid and totally wrong.

Phil Kessel is ranked as a 90 overall. But how does that compare to the rest of the league?

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Are you the Next TLN Blogger?

Steve Dangle
August 07 2014 03:36PM


It's finally here!

A few weeks ago, I told you about how you can become a blogger on this site. I received messages from eager people waiting to apply and now is finally your chance. Here's how you can become the newest contributor on TheLeafsNation.com.

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Mailbag - Wednesday Wonderings

Jeff Veillette
August 06 2014 11:42PM


Just for the laughs, I've been loosely tracking advanced stats for my friends' beer league team in their past few games.Today, they gave up 12 of the first 13 shot attempts in the third period. It was worse than watching the end-of-season Leafs collapse.

I don't know where I'm going with that statement. They finished off 30-28 in the Corsi Battle tonight, but, I mean, that's not something that matters to you. There are five questions and responses that might, though, so keep reading!

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LFR: Change

Steve Dangle
August 06 2014 11:06PM

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I leave for two weeks and the Leafs completely redecorate the place!

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Leaf Tales and Hot Takes of the Future

Steve Dangle
August 06 2014 11:12AM

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Hey did anyone hear if there’s been any hockey news while I’ve been out of town?

As we all know, hockey is virtually void of an offseason. The Stanley Cup Final goes into late June, followed quickly by awards, the Draft, and the carnival that is the kickoff to free agency. Sometimes there’s a bit of a lull after a week or two but this time, in Leaf Land anyway, there was a big kaboom. Multiple signings, two executives fired, and a new cunning Assistant GM who probably still gets ID’d at the bar.

If there’s no offseason then that means that the new season is right around the corner. Don’t roll your eyes and say “it’s August.” You’ll blink and it will be training camp. So let’s get ready for the season, shall we? 

Every season brings a new and exciting set of storylines and hot takes. This will be my eighth year "covering" the Leafs and I’m 26 so this will also be my 26th year of fandom. I think I’ve been watching this team long enough that I can predict what some of the headlines might be this upcoming season so I’m going to give it a shot.

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