Tower Talk: September 27, 2013


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Maple Leafs

With Cody Franson now under contract for this season, the Leafs can now shift their focus on signing some of the guys they have entering the final year of their contracts, all 12 of them, but mostly just Phil Kessel. Don’t screw this up Nonis. [Toronto Star]

A new twist in the CBA could prove a fruitful tool for the Maple Leafs in their quest to become salary cap compliant. [The Globe & Mail]

The Maple Leafs and Red Wings are apparently eager to renew a rival that went on the back-burner when the Maple Leafs moved over to the Eastern Conference. [Toronto Sun]

Buffalo Bills

Aaron Williams is confident that he will be able to play corner back effectively on Sunday. Let’s hope this isn’t just talk because the Bills corner back position is looking awfully thin. [Rochester Democrat & Chronicle]

Stevie Johnson is “managing” his hamstring issue. He was able to get out and practice a bit, so that’s a good sign! [BuffaloBills.com]

Much like last week’s opponents the New York Jets, the Baltimore Ravens thrive on pressuring the quarterback at all costs. Can E.J. Manuel learn from last week and take advantage of the Ravens blitzes? [Buffalo Rumblings]

Blue Jays

Over at my old haunt Jays Journal, they took some questions and had a good old-fashioned Minor League Mail Bag, answering all sorts of questions about the Blue Jays current farm hands. [Jays Journal]

Adam Lind and J.P. Arencibia are among the Blue Jays players that are on the bubble for 2014. [Toronto Star]

It may have been a lost season on the field, but never fear the Blue Jays broadcast saw some major progress finally moving away from scale-less bar graphs to nice simple pie charts. [Bluebird Banter]

Raptors

Masai Ujiri wants to wake ‘sleeping giant’ in Toronto, which really shouldn’t take much besides actually being a good team. [National Post]

Drew Fairservice and Joeseph Casciaro had the opportunity to sit down with Masai Ujiri and talk all things Raptors before training camp. Even if you don’t want to listen to the interview, tune in for the intro which is the best in podcasting history [RaptorBlog]

 

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