Most of you guys know that I love Battlestar Galactica. It was a great series, and I still watch re-runs when I find them on TV. But when it ended, it left a hole in my TV viewing. I've tried to fill that hole with V and Flashforward, but both series look like they'll be cancelled after this first season. We're finally watching last week's episode of Flashforward - Thursday nights, when it's on, is our puppy obedience class - and it just got dramatically better. Why? Well, one of my favourite characters on Battlestar Galactica was Gaius Baltar, who is either a hero or the bad guy depending on which fan you ask - showed up on Flashforward. Well, not the character, exactly, but the actor. And he's a great actor, just so good at being slimy but also likeable, and he's playing an intriguing character. He's probably only on the show because Ronald D. Moore, a producer from Battlestar, works on Flashforward, but nevertheless, a brilliant piece of casting on this week's episode.
Links below the jump for you non sci-fi geeks.
Komisarek is who we thought he was
maple stir-up has some replies for the Komisarek criticisms.
Are the Leafs the NHL’s Red Sox?
Interesting article by MLHS - what do you think, Red Sox fans? Are the Leafs on the same path as the Sox were? I have no idea, but I do know that if the Habs are the Yankees, it's only logical the Leafs be the Sox.
Black-eyed Shack signs on the dotted line
Start looking at Vintage Leafs' newest pictures today with this great one of Eddie Shack.
High-Quality Even-Strength Scoring Chances for the 2009-10 Toronto Maple Leafs (On-Ice Individual Breakdowns)
Slava Duris looked at who had the best chances for the Leafs last year. I'm happy to see that Bozak is an upgrade on Stajan, and that Komisarek actually looks pretty good the deeper he gets into stats.
Slava Duris also looked at the best shooters on the Leafs last season.
Bettman: No big cap changes expected for 2010-11
Bettman doesn't think the Cap will change much next year. Boo. We need another $10 mill to play with.
Boston Bruins say dating Philadelphian women is hairy situation
I may not want the Bruins to win, but man, they may have the best marketing department in the NHL.
HNIC Intro Features Gord Downie's Retrace
Toronto Mike has video of CBC's opening montage featuring Gord Downie's latest single.
Bettman says sale of Coyotes to Reinsdorf would be good for franchise and NHL
Bettman seems happy that the owner of the Bulls and White Sox is set to become the owner of the Phoenix Coyotes.
The Matt Cooke Show
New Bloge Salming video!!!!!
Other Daniel Carcillo lies
This is a Down Goes Brown post. Read it.