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Browsing the Barilkosphere - September 21, 2013

There wasn’t a whole lot going on in Leafland yesterday as the team prepared for their fourth game of the preseason against the Buffalo Sabres tonight. Puck drop is set for 7 p.m. in Buffalo, and the game can be seen on the CBC in Canada and NHL Network in the U.S. In the meantime, enjoy these fun-filled links:

MacLean: Raymond, Leafs have prearranged deal

In case you missed it, Doug MacLean said the Leafs already have a deal in place with Mason Raymond, provided he makes the team. For only one year at $925,000, it’s a great deal, but it’s not like the Leafs have much money to throw around with Cody Franson still unsigned. From Luke Fox of Sportsnet.

Maple Leafs Player Preview: Mason Raymond

His nickname is Bambi and he has a drinking game named in his honour. Oh yeah, he’s also really fast and should put up decent production for a third-liner. What’s not to like? From Travis Bateman of Tip of the Tower.

Kessel, Carlyle defend Bozak’s prominent role with Leafs

For roughly the 9,210,357th time. From James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail.

Tyler Bozak espouses Tyler Bozak myths; is not Patrice Bergeron

In fairness, all Tyler Bozak said was he “models” his game after Patrice Bergeron. He didn’t say he plays to the same level as Bergeron. But yeah, any comparisons to the two are obviously ludicrous. From Cam Charron of The LeafsNation.

Ottawa Senators’ Bobby Ryan, Toronto Maple Leafs’ Randy Carlyle leave bumpy relationship in the past

This is from a few days ago, but it’s an interesting look at Randy Carlyle and Bobby Ryan’s tumultuous relationship during their Anaheim Ducks days, and how Ryan’s grown as a person and player since then. From Lisa Wallace of the Canadian Press via the National Post.

Cody Franson Doesn’t Want To Be A Leaf

According to Katrina Cappelli of Too Many Men on the Site. Personally, I don’t think his unwillingness to take a deal that’s well below his market value means he doesn’t want to play for the team anymore.

Joe Colborne on the block? Sure…why not?

Go home Darren Dreger, you’re drunk. More from Charron.


Yes sir…right away sir. A former player shares his thoughts on fighting. From the Nations Network.


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