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Browsing the Barilkosphere – October 23, 2013


The Leafs won last night, and will have big free-agent signing David Clarkson in the lineup for the first time this season on Friday night. Things are looking up. The big test will be against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday. On a quiet mid-week off day, here are some links to tide you over:

LEAFS POSTGAME – Kessel triplets each score a goal in Leafs 4-2 comeback victory

Cam makes an interesting point that the Ducks’ insistence on playing a dump-and-chase game ended up costing them. Usually it’s the other way around with the Leafs. From Cam Charron of The Leafs Nation.

‘Leaf Report’ podcast: Leafs coming back down to earth

James Mirtle is back with a full bill of health for another edition of the Leaf Report with Jonas Siegel. From TSN.

Where Does Phil Kessel Rank Among Maple Leaf Greats?

The always-enjoyable Derek Zona of The Copper & Blue looks at era-adjusted points-per-game and finds that Phil Kessel ranks right up there with Leafs legends Syl Apps, Doug Gilmour and Mats Sundin.

What’s eating the Leafs penalty kill? Part 2!

The penalty kill was much better last night, not allowing any goals including on an extended 5-on-3. Hopefully they can keep that up. More from Charron at TLN.

Dallas Eakins thanks Lars Eller for ‘running his mouth,’ pregame ‘fruit basket’

Not a smart thing for Lars Eller to say, but Dallas Eakins is really stretching to call the Oilers’ win “a total hockey god thing”. From Sean Gentille of the Sporting News.

Taylor Hall out four weeks with knee injury

Tough loss for the Oilers. From Chris Peters of CBS Eye On Hockey.

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