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From the Branches: Almost there

Two more days until the next Leafs game and the Jays either go to the ALCS or see their season end.

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Woo-hoo elimination games! As long as they aren't a blow out, I love them. This afternoon the Blue Jays play in their first elimination game in 22 years. Let's Go Blue Jays!

Fun fact: out of all remaining teams the Blue Jays are the msot recent World Series winners!

Leafs Links

PPP Book Club: Rob Vollman's Hockey Abstract 2015 Update - Pension Plan Puppets

The Steve Dangle Podcast - Oct 13, 2015 - No Peppers | The LeafsNation

The Leafs are on pace for 27 points. #MyColumn: | The LeafsNation

Vintage Leaf Memories - Michael Langlois: How long will the Babcock halo effect last for Maple Leaf fans?

Game Recaps

Zap: Red Wings 3 - Lightning 1 - Winging It In Motown
Game 4: Tampa Bay Lightning run out of steam, drop first game of the year to Detroit Red Wings - Raw Charge

Game Recap: Blues Ride Newbies to Win Over Flames - St. Louis Game Time
Calgary Flames vs. St. Louis Blues recap: Same old, same old - Matchsticks and Gasoline

The waiting is the hardest part. Pens lose 3-2 to Montreal - PensBurgh
Canadiens vs Penguins Top Six Minutes: Is this Kessel's time to shine? - Eyes On The Prize

Nashville Predators 3, New Jersey Devils 1: Preds escape Newark with uninspiring win - On the Forecheck
Empty Net Blues: New Jersey Devils Dumped by Nashville Predators, 1-3 - All About The Jersey

Canucks cap off first road trip with 3-0 shutout win over Kings - Nucks Misconduct

Game 3: Panthers vs Hurricanes - October 13, 2015 - Litter Box Cats

Capitals vs. Sharks Recap: Sans Captain or Confidence, Caps Walloped by San Jose - Japers' Rink
Quick Bite: Sharks Trounce Capitals, Win Third Straight - Fear The Fin

Jason Spezza Hat Trick Spoils Connor McDavid's First NHL Goal, Stars Win 4-2 - Defending Big D

Rangers Vs. Jets Recap: Jets Hand Rangers First Regulation Loss Of The Season - Blueshirt Banter
RECAP: Jets return from the road trip victorious, beat Rangers 4-1 - Arctic Ice Hockey

Other Stuff

NHL's list of best dressed? It's short and Swedes

Even NHL coach’s challenge can’t save us from Tim Peel | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

Connor McDavid scores first NHL goal, trails Gretzky by 893 | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

Too Soon to Panic - Here's Why - The Cannon

Marian Hossa playing as long as Jaromir Jagr would be unbelievable. He can do it. - Second City Hockey

Pass or Fail: New York Islanders afternoon hockey on Columbus Day, bank holidays? - Lighthouse Hockey.

Down Goes Brown: A brief history of the waiver draft

Today in Philadelphia Flyers history: Propp hat trick, Lindros scores twice in memorable first trip to Quebec - Broad Street Hockey

Sharks Gameday: 5 terrible sexy shark costumes - Battle of California

The Bruins are broken, awful. | Barry Melrose Rocks

Enjoy your day folks. Let's keep it clean.