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.
David Alter’s “sources” say the Leafs’ contract negotiations with restricted free agent Nazem Kadri aren’t going well at all. But there is reason to doubt the reliability of these “sources”. (More on that in a bit.) Story from Sportsnet.ca.
Alter’s piece prompted a scathing response from Kadri on Twitter. A Leaf taking shots at a member of the Toronto media? I like where this is going. From Alec Brownscombe of Maple Leafs Hot Stove.
And the IP address of the hacker(s) leads to a charity in which Senators’ owner Eugene Melnyk is listed as “honorary director”. Hmmmmm. From Travis Hughes of SB Nation.
Burke encourages any athlete, coach or executive attending the Games to “give an interview over there that says you’re pro-gay and that you support the LGBT community. That’s what I’m going to do.” From James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail.
What??? There won’t be any skating??? Well that’s no fun. From the Canadian Press via The Globe and Mail.
I took a look at what the Leafs’ defense might look like on opening night, now how does it compare to the Habs? Kenny MacMillan of A Winning Habit takes an in-depth look.
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