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Browsing the Barilkosphere - October 1, 2013

By the time you’re reading this, Phil Kessel may have already signed his new long-term contract. Multiple media members reported Kessel and the Leafs met last night in hopes of signing a new deal before the season starts tonight. Kessel said he would prefer not to deal with the distraction of having to negotiate a contract during the season.

Better late than never, I guess. On to the links:

Kessel, Leafs discussing contract extension

Chris Johnston of Sportsnet broke the news that something was in the works last night.

2013-14 NHL standings predictions

He picked the Leafs to miss the playoffs and the comments section is already as hilarious as expected. From James Mirtle on his personal blog.

Mirtle: Five predictions for the Maple Leafs season

Now here’s Mirtle on why the Leafs won’t make the playoffs and please direct all hate mail to his email so he can post funny ones on his personal blog kthxbai. From The Globe and Mail.

Leaf Report Podcast

And here’s that Mirtle guy again with Jonas Siegel of TSN on their podcast they record once in a while. Just a reminder, you can find the podcasts on iTunes by searching Jonas Siegel.

SB Nation’s 2013 NHL Preview

It’s a magazine! Inside of a webpage! Really cool stuff from the guys over at SB Nation.

Why Joe Colborne Got Traded And Why It’s Frustrating

Yup. From JP Nikota of Pension Plan Puppets.

On The Regroup: Drouin back to juniors, a couple trades and more (salary) cap dancing

Sucks for that guy who took Drouin in my fantasy draft last night. From Justin Bourne of Backhand Shelf.

Stanley Cup and awards predictions

Scott Burnside really likes the Phoenix Coyotes for some reason. From ESPN’s panel of “experts”.

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