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Browsing the Barilkosphere - August 9, 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.

Has the Maple Leafs’ offseason really been that bad?

A post from a little while ago that serves as a good rundown of the Leafs’ offseason to date. From Down Goes Brown (click through for full post on Grantland).

17 stars who played a forgettable final season for a new team

A lot of former Leafs to reminisce about on this list. Another DGB post on Grantland.

Rob Vollman’s Hockey Abstract

There’s been a lot of talk of Rob’s new book lately, and it says some pretty interesting things about the Leafs. Cam Charron makes a pretty good case for it on The LeafsNation.

Colorado Avalanche centre Matt Duchene’s random act of kindness gives Ontario girl big boost

Duchene is definitely one of the “good guys” of hockey. From Wayde Greer of SLAM! Sports.

Domi’s Behind The Back Pass To McDavid

Another highlight-reel pass from Tie’s son goes viral. And the shot from McDavid ain’t too bad, either. From theScore.com.

Top 25 Under 25 – #22 Carter Verhaeghe

The offensively inclined 17-year-old has a lot of room to grow. From clrkaitken of Pension Plan Puppets.

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