Trevor Smith, Toronto Marlie. Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Browsing The Barilkosphere - August 8, 2013

Named after former Toronto Maple Leaf great Bill Barilko, the Barilkosphere is a network of blogs and websites devoted to bringing you the news, information and opinion (and lots of it) regarding the Leafs you crave as a fan. This feature is dedicated to bringing you the best of the Barlikosphere every day except Sunday. So sit back and relax, pour yourself another cup of Joe and enjoy today’s round of fresh links.

Free Agent Dilemma: Cody Franson

Yeah, I don’t see this ending well. From Terry Harris of Tip of the Tower.

An early look at what Marlies roster could look like for 2013-14 season

On thing’s for sure: Youth will be served. From Kyle Cicerella.

Marlies GM not concernced with lack of veteran guidance

It’s pretty crazy that a 22-year-old is considered a veteran on this team. More from Kyle the Reporter.

Oldest & Youngest Teams In The NHL

Speaking of youth, the Leafs have their fair share of it as well. Amusingly, the “youthful” Edmonton Oilers are actually one of the league’s oldest. From Andrew Slawson of Too Many Men on the Site.

10 Books Every Hockey Fan Must Read

Pretty exhaustive list here, even if The Screech Owls are inexplicably missing. From Melissa Kania of Sabre Noise.

Report: NHL, NHLPA agree on goalie pad reduction

Bettman v. Goalies rages on. From

Top 25 Under 25 – #23 Tom Nilsson

I thought Nilsson would be ranked quite a bit higher. He really impressed at the World Juniors. From clrkaitken of Pension Plan Puppets.

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