November 06 2015 09:57AM
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Mike Babcock is a Starbucks guy, I've been told.
This detail was mentioned to me at some point during the summer, and made me laugh. It's just so perfect. Babcock talks like a Tim Horton's guy - whether it's his Saskatoon Philosopher's King style of speech (with a light and charming Michigan inflection), or maybe the frequency with which he brings up his F-150 unprompted - but he isn't. This a man, an extraordinarily talented hockey man, with an appreciation of the finer things: Yorkville Apartments, $6 million a year contracts, corporate speaking engagements and success on an international stage.
It's Babcock's taste for the latter, rather than his preference for a skinny vanilla latte (the drink order is speculation on my part, the Starbucks preference is not), that has provided Toronto hockey fans with their first, but certainly not their last, taste of false controversy this season. It had been a while.
November 06 2015 09:33AM
The Rich Clune Show has been cancelled, seemingly before the pilot could finish its broadcast. According to reports, the 28-year-old bottom-six winger will be placed on waivers after just two games and seventeen minutes of ice time.
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November 06 2015 06:45AM
Connor McDavid out indefinitely, trading Lupul will be hard for Leafs, a prank on Vancouver rookies, some Flames optimism, firing coaches, Jay Onrait, fantasy hockey and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.
November 05 2015 06:11PM
On this episode, the guys get philosophical about the Leafs, the Calder race without McDavid, and Adam's good friend Mario.
November 05 2015 03:49PM
Hey hockey fans, with Christmas just around the corner it looks like your good pals at Real Sporps have the perfect thing to get all the Leafs fans on your list...