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 Barilkosphere every day except Sunday. So sit back and relax, pour yourself another cup of Joe and enjoy today’s round of fresh links.
Tyler Bozak is often compared to Matt Stajan because, like Bozak, Stajan was a third-line centre miscast as a first-liner in Toronto. But at the same age, who was better? Jon Steitzer of The LeafsNation crunches the numbers.
The Leafs’ best forward is from Wisconsin, best defenseman is from Alberta and best goalie is from Manitoba. Tell me why, again, they need more Good Ontario Boys? A delightfully snarky post from theScore.com.
Yet another prospect we’ll put in the “Let’s hope he improves his offense in an increased role with the Marlies!” category. From clrkaitken of PPP.
We stop by the Oilers’ prospect ranking to check out a name that often pops up in trade rumours to Toronto. From Derek Zona of The Copper & Blue.
Can somehow please explain to me how the Red Wings plan on signing him (and Dan Cleary and Damien Brunner and Ian White) with only $312,121 left in cap space? Am I missing something here? From theScore.com.
A really interesting look into the Columbus Blue Jackets’ draft preparations and decisions on draft day. From the Blue Jackets’ website.
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