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Browsing the Barilkosphere - September 18, 2013

The Leafs are taking a couple days off before their next preseason game in Ottawa on Thursday. In the meantime, there was plenty to talk about in Leafs Nation as the team made their second round of cuts. On that note, let’s just jump right into the links:

Maple Leafs cut 14, including top pick Frederik Gauthier

Jamie Devane making the cut over Jerry D’Amigo is the Randy Carlyle-est thing ever. From Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star.

Leafs Make First Cuts / D’Amigo’s Leadership Leap

Jeff Veillette makes the case for D’Amigo as the next captain of the Toronto Marlies, and for that reason, maybe he was cut so he could be at their training camp for the duration? OK, I guess that makes sense. From The LeafsNation.

Toronto Maple Leafs continue to be impressed by Morgan Rielly

Impressive player is impressive. From Michael Traikos of the National Post.

Leafs’ Attack Time At The Halfway Mark

The 2013 Leafs were just as bad at controlling attack time as they were at controlling shot attempts, and (surprise, surprise!) those two are very closely correlated. Outstanding work from JP Nikota of Pension Plan Puppets.

Poll: Are Fans Fed Up With Patrick Kaleta?

As a Leafs fan, I hate the guy. But he did lead the league in penalties drawn per 60 minutes (minimum 20 games played) and drew a lot more penalties than he took. That’s a pretty useful skill to have in your lineup. From Caitlin Campbell of Sabre Noise.

Reader Review: NHL 14

I’m not a proponent of real-life hockey fights but the revamped fighting controls in the game look pretty sweet. From Joey Traina Jr. for Sabre Noise.

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