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Browsing the Barilkosphere - October 8, 2013

The Leafs are back in action as they play host to the Colorado Avalanche tonight. These random Tuesday night games against small market teams don’t usually end well for the Leafs, but the strong play of Jonathan Bernier so far this season could help buck the trend. Of course, this is assuming Bernier is starting tonight. Check the site later for full lineup and game information. Here be the links:

30 Thoughts: Controversial spin-o-rama move in spotlight

According to Elliotte Friedman of CBC Sports, teams have had conversations with the Leafs about Jake Gardiner. I might make the trade for a young, first-line centre, but then again, the Leafs’ defense is already pretty bad.

Leafs Notebook – October 7

Anthony Petrielli of Maple Leafs Hot Stove looks deeper into the possibility of the Leafs trading Gardiner, as well as other notes from the first few games of the Leafs’ season.

Mirtle: Bolland could be more than just checker for Leafs

He’s been a beast so far this season. From James Mirtle of The Globe and Mail.

Toronto Maple Leafs’ goaltending battle proves positive in unbeaten start

As long as at least one goalie is playing well, there’s no controversy. From Michael Traikos of the National Post.

Trevor Smith Starts Strong, Earns Call Up

Looking forward to seeing him make his Leafs regular season debut tonight. From Jeff Veillette of The LeafsNation.

Leaf Report Podcast

This week’s edition with Jonas Siegel and James Mirtle. From TSN 1050.

The Weekend in Hockey: Three Games in, Philly Makes a Change

It didn’t take long for Peter Laviolette to get canned. How long until GM Paul Holmgren follows suit? From Sean McIndoe of Grantland.

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