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Tower Talk: September 25, 2013


Maple Leafs

The Leafs lost to the Ottawa Senators last night in preseason action, which mercifully leaves just two pointless games left on the docket before real hockey starts! [National Post]

Clearly the Montreal Canadiens added George Parros because the Leafs tough guys enabled them to take 3/5 from the Habs last season. Makes total sense. [Toronto Star]

Phil Kessel was suspended for the rest of the preseason…I’m not sure when the NHL started rewarding players for their misdeeds on the ice but I know Kessel probably doesn’t mind missing these games. [Editor In Leaf]

Buffalo Bills

Although it’s from the perspective of the Jets *spits*, this GIF breakdown by Gang Green Nation of Sunday’s Jets-Bills game is exceptionally done and well worth a visit. [Gang Green Gang]

After yet another rash of injuries, the Bills are running a little low on players in their secondary. [Buffalo News]

Is Doug Marrone‘s up tempo offense a good fit for EJ Manuel right now, or do the Bills need to slow things down for the rookie QB? [BuffaLowDown]

Blue Jays

After a magical season in 2012 aided by one-run voodoo, it’s very appropriate that the Baltimore Orioles were eliminated from the playoff hunt by a one-run defeat in extra inningsto the Toronto Blue Jays last night. [TSN]

Alex Anthopolous has some work ahead of him this offseason, most notably his quest for starting pitching. [DJF]

The Toronto Blue Jays now own baseball’s second longest playoff drought, so there’s that. Ugh. [Jays Journal]

Raptors

So Amir Johnson was at Yonge & Dundas yesterday and bought two stores worth of Drake albums to give away to people on the street, just because. [Bleacher Report]

Reports have the Raptors hosting the 2016 All-Star Weekend which is pretty awesome. As someone who lives a few blocks from the ACC I’m already looking forward to the people watching that I can do. [Raptors Republic]

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