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From the Branches: Thank you, Blue Jays!

It's Saturday, and we're remembering the amazing Blue Jays playoff run.

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I stayed up late and watched the Blue Jays lose. Their loss reminded me of the bitter-sweetness of this past July, when I watched my other boys in blue lose in a game six. It sure did suck, but what kept me going afterwards was the memory of some amazing victories.

Blue Jays News

Jose Bautista's Heroics Not Enough As Blue Jays Season Ends | BBB
"[I]n the end, the Jays had their best player up at the plate with the game on the line against the Royals best pitcher. And after Jose Bautista's two-run home run in the eighth inning, the heroics weren't there."

David Price's most important start as a Blue Jay | BBB

Blue Jays’ run now over, Tulowitzki opens up about whirlwind season | Sportsnet

Blue Jays’ Revere on Game 6: ‘We had some calls not go our way’ | Sportsnet
"We had some calls not go our way. That questionable Moustakas home run—a fan reached over. Usually that’s a dead ball. But they gave it to them," Revere said.

Blue Jays' breakthrough season ends in painful fashion with Game 6 loss | ESPN
"[T]he Blue Jays still can be proud of how far they got given where they were in late July -- and how long ago that previous Oct. 23 game was."

Leafs News

Marlies depth shines in blowout win | Jeffler

Leafs Prospects 2015/2016 | PPP Fanpost by our own BCapp

Bozak and Gardiner placed on injured reserve: What does that mean? | PPP

Leafs summer recruit Nikita Zaitsev thriving in final year of KHL deal | PPP

Mike Babcock on TSN1050 | PPP
El "Hope Smoke" Seldo is stealing content again.

Maple Leafs-Canadiens Preview | Fox Sports

How Long Will the Glass Stay Half-Full for Mike Babcock and the Maple Leafs? | Bleacher Report
Lol, this article exists.

Maple Leafs’ top outcome is a learning season filled with ‘good’ losses | Globe and Mail
That's more like it.

Toronto Maple Leafs discover the power of positivity works wonders for Nazem Kadri | National Post


Canadiens vs Sabres recap: The Hard Kind of Easy | HEOTP
Canadiens vs. Sabres Recap: Canadiens Blast Sabres To Stay Undefeated | DBDB
God. For the sake of all hockey everywhere, someone needs to stop them.(Tonight would be nice.)

Bruins at Islanders Video Recap - 10/23/15 | SCOC
Boston Bruins 5 (EN), New York Islanders 3: Flat. | LHH
"The New York Islanders combined a couple of self-inflicted mistakes with some unfortunate but karmically appropriate bad bounces to create a 5-3 loss to the Boston Bruins Friday night in Brooklyn."

Lightning defeats Jets in overtime (w/ video) | TB Times
Every single Tampa forward has had their first goal of the season -- except for Tyler Johnson. He's probably saving it for tonight vs. the Blackhawks.

Game Recap: Burned — Red Wings 2, Flames 3 (OT) | WIIM
Flames finally break their home losing streak with overtime win | MG

Kuznetsov Carries Caps to Conquest of Oilers, 7-4 | Japersrink
Oilers Defense Leads them to a 7-4 Loss | CnB

Kings 3, Hurricanes 0 | CC

Other News

Look where Toronto sits! (And eek, look where TB sits.)

Examining the Importance of the Backup Goalie Position | BSB
"Not many teams are afforded the luxury of having two goalies on their roster who can win games on a consistent enough basis to secure a playoff spot."

Captains at what cost? Toews got big payday, but Stamkos still up in the air | Tampa Bay Online
"[I]f Stamkos is signed to an extension that takes up a large percentage of the salary cap, it could come at the expense of other potential core players."

Stuck on two goals, frustration is growing for Eichel | Buffalo News

Cam Ward says Uber driver's advice helped him shut out Avalanche | CBS Sports

Cal Clutterbuck boards Zdeno Chara, confirms Chara still scary when mad (Video) | Puck Daddy

Once hesitant, vet Roberto Luongo shows off his looser side on Twitter | SI