October 16 2015 10:43AM
Here's the deal. A regular season game against Columbus is probably not what's on the minds of most Toronto sports fans tonight. Apparently the fourth game of what will be a disappointing 82 game marathon isn't as sexxxy as Toronto team extinguishing a 22 year playoff drought.
Thankfully there are enough BJ's to go around. You can take the popular set up of a laptop with the Leafs or Jays game on it while you watch the other on your TV. You can rely on the slow moving pace of baseball to periodically check in on what's happening while watching the hockey game, or since this is a Leafs blog and you're reading this instead of a Jays blog you can realize you probably don't like baseball and just get swept up in the magic of Columbus Blue Jackets Hockey.
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October 16 2015 06:45AM
Leafs are sports worst franchise according to ESPN, Canucks players to pick their own goal songs, a baby vs a blogger picking winners, Flames goalies, Oilers still bad, an NHL All-hipster team, Fantasy hockey cheat sheets and more in this week's Nation Roundup brought to you by DraftKings.
October 15 2015 09:40PM
On this episode, the guys talk at length about the Blue Jays' Game 5 victory, the Ovechkin debacle, the lack of NHL stories, and stupid bell peppers.
October 15 2015 01:43PM
It's about 5:00 PM yesterday afternoon, and I'm sitting on the second floor of the Imperial Pub, watching the Blue Jays in Game 5 of the ALDS. It's a place I like going to from time to time, and really came to appreciate when I was working at the Eaton Centre. It's got a quiet, laid-back atmosphere, it's easy to get to, the servers are nice, the prices are right, and there's free popcorn.
It wasn't particularly laid back today, though. Tensions and nerves were high, and the place was packed, to the point where I split my table with strangers. It was an atmosphere that I haven't felt in this city since a certain day in May 2013, which nobody on this site likes to speak of very much.
October 15 2015 10:29AM
The nice thing about the Leafs not playing for an entire week is we have an opportunity to run the kind of content that would even seem forced in the middle of August. I did it yesterday looking at Leafs hair cuts through the years and I'm doing it again today with products you definitely don't want to buy from Shop.NHL.com