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Finding your game at 23

Whether it’s a sports fan, a GM or a card collector, everybody loves the guy who busts out of the gate in a hurry – the can’t miss prospect who doesn’t.  Clearly, they’re awesome.  In a cap-constrained league, those kids … Continue reading

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Tod Sloan 1955-56 – the more things change….

I was listening to the radio the other day and the host was opining that if the Leafs could just land themselves a centre, they might have the makings of a legitimate first line.  This wouldn’t be a top-end first … Continue reading

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Hot starts and Gordie Drillon

Much has been made of the hot start of the Leafs in general and Phil Kessel* (*still not really Mike Bossy despite all appearances to the contrary) in particular.  Kessel’s start (now 21 points in 13 games) is certainly the … Continue reading

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We* Won! (*not really “we”)

I didn’t expect the Leafs to win last night.  It was a mid-week game against an opponent from the Southeast (which now includes Winnipeg, apparently) and these have long been the situations in which the Leafs tend to go for … Continue reading

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It’s not Kate or Pippa, but it sure is Nifty

Given that it’s now completely gone from the front pages, I can finally get around to doing my Royal Wedding post (I am nothing if not timely).  Other than the fact that I’m not dead certain that Charles would look … Continue reading

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