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Browsing the Barilkosphere - August 15, 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 Barilkosphere every day except Sunday. So sit back and relax, pour yourself another cup of Joe and enjoy today’s round of fresh links.

Ragin’ for Stajan: A Bozak Comparison

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 and coincidental nativist renaissance

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

Top 25 Under 25 – #19 Carter Ashton

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.

Sam Gagner: #6 In The Top 25 Under 25

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.

Nyquist close to signing with Detroit

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

Behind the Battle, Episode 4

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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