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Browsing the Barilkosphere - August 26, 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.

Kadri, Leafs remain divided in negotiations

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.

Nazem Kadri vs. David Alter

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.

Writer hacked after reporting on Ottawa Senators’ finances

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.

Former Maple Leafs’ general manager Brian Burke slams Russia’s ‘archaic’ anti-gay law

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.

Players arrive for Canada’s men’s Olympic off-ice camp

What??? There won’t be any skating??? Well that’s no fun. From the Canadian Press via The Globe and Mail.

Plenty Of Questions Remain On Montreal Canadiens Blue Line

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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