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Browsing the Barilkosphere – September 26, 2013


Welcome back! The Toronto Maple Leafs are taking a break from preseason action until Friday night when they travel to Detroit to take on the Red Wings. Mercifully, we only have two of these exhibition contests left before the real thing kicks off next Tuesday. Here’s a plethora of hockey-related links to help you pass the time:

Cody Franson Interview (Audio)

Eric Prime of Sportsnet 590 The Fan and Steve Dangle spoke with Cody Franson after he practiced with Ryerson University’s team yesterday.

Dave Poulin: CapGeek not really accurate, hints Kessel contract could develop soon

Leafs vice-president of hockey operations Dave Poulin was on Sportsnet 590 The Fan yesterday morning, and Maple Leafs Hotstove has the transcript.

Band Aid

Hope In The Big Smoke wonders if Dave Bolland’s injury history is cause for concern, especially considering he’s already hurt and the season hasn’t even started yet.

Ryan O’Byrne on his time in Toronto, decision to go to the KHL, and more

Tomas Kmec is back for another interview on The LeafsNation, and this time it’s with former Leafs’ defenseman Ryan O’Byrne.

The Cost Of David Clarkson’s Suspension & The Effect Of Signing Bonuses

It turns out much of David Clarkson’s salary is from signing bonuses, so he won’t be losing as much money from the ten-game suspension as you may think. From Jared Crozier of SenShot.

Top 10 Prospects 2013: Toronto Maple Leafs

This is from September 12, but I missed it and thought I’d share it because it’s full of good info on the Leafs’ top prospects. From Corey Pronman of Hockey Prospectus.

Top 10 Prospects 2013: Organizational Rankings

And in case you were wondering, here’s the full list along with a little blurb under each team explaining their ranking.

Should Zach Kassian Face Criminal Charges?

This post caused quite the stir in my Twitter feed yesterday. I don’t have the legal expertise to comment on whether or not such a charge would hold up in court, but I do think Zack Kassian deserved a much longer suspension. From Tyler Dellow of mc79hockey.

Sale Of Florida Panthers To Be Completed By Friday

Some guy from Brooklyn is going to be buying the Panthers, but apparently he still wants to keep them in Sunrise. From Pat McGrath of The Rat Trick.

The 5 Funniest Hockey Tweets of the Week: Go Tuck Yourself Edition

This weekly feature is a must-read. From Megalodon of Battle of California.

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