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Good positioning, Kostka.
Good positioning, Kostka.
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The Leafs host the Panthers tonight, as they try to stay in the top three spots of the Flortheast division. While you're stumbling through another workday, read these links to pass the time until puck drop. Then maybe talk about them in the comments and stuff.

Mirtle: Maple Leafs somehow keep finding a way to bank points
And they need to keep doing it.

Ben Scrivens makes history with 59-save shutout versus Sharks
Insane.

Safe is Death - Arctic Ice Hockey
A stats-free piece on why risk-aversion is not okay in today's NHL, Randy.

Possible new Flames arena leak - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Could the Flames get a "dynamic" arena?

2014 Mock Draft - Ekblad To The Sabres? - The Copper & Blue
The consensus-based mock draft as it stands today.

Ducks sign D Mark Fistric to new 3-year contract after impressive debut season in Anaheim - The Hockey News
Fistric signs extension for three years, 3.8 total value.

Stars sign F Ryan Garbutt to 3-year, $5.4M extension
28 years old, 31 points in 102 games, has "butt" in his name.

Why can't the Kings score?
The Los Angeles Kings should be better than this offensively. A lot better.

Why football clubs absolutely NEED analytics to survive an increasingly crazy transfer market
More information leads to better decisions

The 5 Funniest Hockey Tweets of the Week: Oilers Bad Edition
Fucking Megalodon is snubbing me on purpose

Why players willing to be first in on the puck are the toughest in hockey
The Leafs are always second-best...

NHL official Wes McCauley mic’d up at Yankee Stadium: 5 lessons we learned (Video)
Ref cams are the best

AA Q&A: Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo
Steve Lepore interviews two guys.

Price struggles thanks to coaching schemes
Sure, he shut out the Hurricanes Tuesday night, but Carey Price is sporting a horrid .886 save percentage since being named to Team Canada, and the Habs are in a standings free fall. Here's why.

Great Game Previews In History: 30 January 2014 | III Communication
JR Lind is the best. Follow him on Twitter if you're smart.

After 25 years, Madden video game an undeniable part of NFL culture
Jesse Spector showed Cam Newton SBN's Breaking Madden with him in it. Pretty funny.