Friday Roundtable: Silver Lining Leafs

Justin Fisher
October 16 2015 06:56PM

It's only been a week and a half since the NHL season kicked off and the Toronto Maple Leafs have since rung off three straight losses. This wasn't exactly unexpected - most of us had already resigned ourselves to a season of mediocrity and unbalanced win-loss columns - but there have been a few pleasant (and unpleasant) surprises so far this season to make things at least a little interesting.

Which Leafs players have stood out so far this season? Our Roundtable discusses...

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LGD: A Night Filled With BJs

Jon Steitzer
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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The Roundup

Nation World HQ
October 16 2015 06:45AM

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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.

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The Steve Dangle Podcast - Oct 15, 2015 - Baseball LOL

Steve Dangle
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.

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The Best It's Been In A Long Time

Jeff Veillette
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.

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