Nov 16, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs center Trevor Smith (23) celebrates with goalie James Reimer (34) following their 4-2 victory against the Buffalo Sabres at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Tower Talk: November 18, 2013

Maple Leafs

Don Cherry was not pleased with Nathan Kadri, who I assumed is Nazem Kadri’s evil twin brother that was clearly behind running over Niklas Backstrom or something. [National Post]

The Leafs newest acquisition, centre Peter Holland, looked right at home playing alongside James van Riemsdyk and Phil Kessel in his Maple Leafs debut against Buffalo on Saturday night. [Toronto Star]

After the realization that the Leafs have absolutely no prospect depth at centre, you can’t blame fans for having horrid flashbacks to the JFJ era. Luckily the Leafs have managed a decent stockpile everywhere else on the rink. [Editor in Leaf]

Buffalo Bills

A fan fell from the upper deck at Ralph Wilson Stadium on Sunday, landing a level below on an unsuspecting bystander. Both parties were taken to hospital following the incident. [Sports Illustrated]

The Bills finally put all facets of the game together in a dismantling of AFC East Rival the New York Jets on Sunday. [ESPN]

Raptors

The Raptors rallied back from a 17 point deficit to push the Portland Trailblazers to overtime, but were unable to overcome another set of poor shooting performances from DeMar DeRozan and Rudy Gay. [TSN]

Veteran Raptors like DeMar DeRozan are stepping up to make sure a couple of bad games don’t turn into a lengthy losing streak for the Raptors, but it’s likely all for naught unless DeRozan and Rudy Gay realized that scoring 30 points each means nothing if it takes 30 shots each to do so, unfortunately neither of them seems acutely aware that they are the issue with this team. [Toronto Star]

Blue Jays

The Blue Jays have a number of players that will be available in the upcoming Rule V MLB draft, will they sacrifice 40 man roster spots to protect any of these guys? [Jays Journal]

Jose Bautista rumours have been so persistent I’m starting to believe that there could be a shred of truth in them. Throw in Charlie Sheen and Twitter and I just have no idea anymore. [DJF]

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