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From The Branches: On To The ALCS!

Jays advance to the ALCS, and only one more day until another Leafs game. Here are your links.

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Well, the Jays won last night. I've been in a glass case of emotion (and alcohol) for the last 24 hours, so I'll keep this short and sweet. Your links!

Leafs Links

Maple Leafs Fans Create Babcock Inspired Socks | Puck Daddy

Keep your feet warm this winter (for our Florida-based writers, that's the time of year when your thermometer hits like 20C) with a subtle reminder of Dear Leader!

Babcock on Leafs Getting Overshadowed By Jays: "Nobody Knows You're Alive" | Toronto Sun

And yet, someone will probably find a way to complain about too much Leafs coverage, I'm sure.

Toronto Marlies This Week: A 2-0 Start | MLHS

Toronto's best hockey team starting strong out of the gate!

Weekend Reunion: Leafs Welcome Back Clarkson, Kessel | Toronto Sun

In the time it took me to write this blurb, David Clarkson just fell down again.

Former Leafs Coach Horachek Rests, Reflects | Toronto Sun

"In hindsight, this was probably four months of my life I will never get back."

Leo Komarov Earns Spot on Top Line But Still Frustrated With His Scoring Slump | National Post

David Alter on Leo's presence on the Leafs' first line. I thought he looked good, but just doesn't have the talent to finish. What do you think?

Other NHL News

Kimmo Timonen Says He Wants to Coach, Bring Stanley Cup to Philly | Broad Street Hockey

Timonen on life after ending his NHL career on top.

Sharks Celebrate Big Blue Jays Win | Fear the Fin

A lot of Sharks players were pulling hard for the Blue Jays! Here's what they had to say.

The Wysh List: Early Season Panic in the NHL | Puck Daddy

Greg Wyshynski looks at whether it's too early for the NHL's winless teams to panic yet.

Jonathan Drouin Is Finally on the Path to Being Jonathan Drouin | Raw Charge

This bodes well for Lightning fans, who can rest easy knowing that Stamkos will be well-replaced when he signs with the Leafs.

Is Dylan Larkin a Calder Trophy Candidate? | Kukla's Korner

He's been impressive thus far, so early returns say yes.

Blue Jays News

Jays Win A Wild One, Are Going to the ALCS | Bluebird Banter

Excellent game recap from our baseball cousins over at BBB.

Toronto Maple Leafs Come Together For Jays Victory | PPP

Achariya has your recap of Leafs talking baseball on social media.

Blue Jays Advance After Emotional Win Over Rangers | Sportsnet

Recap from Sportsnet.

Gotta See It: Bautista Hits Emotional HR And Benches Clear | Sportsnet

I love this video more than I love most of my family members.

Jays Win 6-3: ALDS Game Five in Pictures | Andrew Stoeten

Ooh, pictures! I like pictures!