A Visit From a Ninja: Maple Leafs Annual 2011-2012

You may have noticed that this blog has fallen dormant over the last little while.  I am a ninja, and I am here to tell you about that.  Why has a ninja been sent to explain these things?  Fool! It is not the right time for you to ask questions.  When will that time be?  […]

Welcome to the Tribe, Little Guy

I was rushing home from the office with a hot meal for a sickly Spouse (I cook only the best take out dishes), late for an appointment at the bank to clean up the latest of my absurd little financial disasters. It was Tuesday night.  The Leafs were set to face off at 7:30 (ed. […]

Dustin Byfuglien: Jerkstore

Yes, I really wish the Leafs could’ve managed to hold on to either: (a) a one goal third-period lead vs. Pittsburgh on Saturday; OR (b) a two goal lead vs. Atlanta this afternoon. …but I’m really more worried about James Reimer.  He’s looking more and more like the future of our team between the pipes. […]

Leafs Fans: If God Hates Us…

Tyler Seguin will outscore Phil Kessel tonight.  There is an outside chance that it will be mentioned that Toronto traded a draft pick that became Mr. Seguin in order to obtain Mr. Kessel tonight.  The over/under on the number of total references to this fact is the first Vegas over/under line in history to be […]

We’ve Got A Team

It’s between the second and third period of the game against the Penguins as I type this.  The Leafs are up 4-3 following another late period surge by the Penguins. I am prepared to decree that we have a team.  We have a team that skates hard and forces turnovers.  We have a team that […]

Who the F%#% is Tim Brent?

Who the fuck is Tim Brent?  It’s a question that has circulated in the Barilkosphere – sometimes semi-seriously, mostly in jest – since some time after he signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs organization as a free agent on July 6, 2009. Now, there’s “Ilya Kovalchuk free agency”, and then there’s “Tim Brent free agency.”  […]

Maple Leafs 2010-2011: Game On(e)!

Watched the Leafs’ home opener last night; originally scheduled to be at a prenatal class, my plans changed when Spouse came down with a cold. Because of work thingys, I ended up getting home a little late, which was fine because we could PVR the game. It rocks skipping over commercials, and my timing was […]

The Maple Leafs Song: A Video Tribute

Last week, I shared with you The Maple Leafs Song, my homage to Adam Sandler and truculence. In honour of the commencement of the 2010-2011 NHL Regular Season tonight, I give you once again, The Maple Leafs Song – now with BRAND NEW VIDEO GOODNESS! (I learned that last bit from a marketing guy). Spouse […]

Let There Be Music – And Some Wins, Please

I mentioned on Twitter the other day that I was working on something special in my secret lair.  Here it is, in honour of the 2010-2011 Toronto Maple Leafs’ season:  The Toronto Maple Leafs Song. (Update 1:12 a.m.: I’ve been trying on and off all night to post a link to the .mp3 file on […]

Coaching Effect Continued

A few days ago, tentative as a newborn horse, I took my first steps towards bashing together some statistical analysis of my own. I was trying to help address one specific issue that might be relevant to the upcoming Leafs’ season: against which statistical measuring geegaws, come the end of the season, should we assess […]