Leafs/Sabres brawl fallout; ‘Breaking Bad’ hockey game; Sens top ESPN ranking (Puck Headlines)


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• Mike Brown. Keepin’ things fancy with the handlebar mustache.

• Down Goes Brown takes you through the Leafs-Sabres brawl as only he can do. “Who exactly was it that looked at the Sabres uniforms and said, ‘I know what these need: simulated pit stains!’” [Grantland]

• “On Rolston. Give him 10 games and you’re dealing with the actual root cause of Sunday’s stupidity.” [The Star]

• John Scott tells his side: “I’ve never seen a stick swing like that. He’s got to do what he’s got to do. So it was an even fight, I guess, if he had his stick. Obviously, Phil’s OK. He probably came out the better end of it. I’m bruised all over my legs.” [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• Signing bonuses and what a 10-game suspension will actually cost David Clarkson. [Senshot]

• A bachelor party full of Toronto Maple Leafs fans did not take kindly to seeing a mural of Game 7 in a Boston bar. [Globe]

• In response to Sam Gagner’s broken jaw, the Edmonton Oilers have claimed Steve MacIntyre on waivers from the Pittsburgh Penguins. [Oil on Whyte]

• So, what game was playing on the TV at the bar Walter White was at during Sunday night’s “Breaking Bad”? [Extra Mustard]

• Good read by Steve Dangle on Bobby Baun talking about fighting cancer and the state of the Maple Leafs. [Leafs Nation]

• Who’s going to play goal for the Calgary Flames? If you know, please call Bob Hartley. [Calgary Sun]

• ESPN named the Ottawa Senators the top Canadian sports franchise in their Ultimate Standing. The rankings were based on “affordability, ‘bang for the buck’, coaching, fan relations, ownership, players, stadium experience and title track.” [ESPN]

• Nashville Predators forward Rich Clune is pretty pumped about the season getting underway: “We’re going to [expletive] run other teams out of our building. We’re going to be a pack of wild dogs.” [Sunbelt Hockey]

• Tristan Jarry’s new goalie mask gives a childhood cartoon a new look: zombie Tom and Jerry! [In Goal Mag]

• How Garth Snow’s philosophy as GM is paying dividends for the New York Islanders today. [Eye on Isles]

• Huh. “Montreal Canadiens: The Most Overrated Franchise In NHL History?” [The Hockey Writers]

• Examining whether or not a guy like Tom Wilson is the piece the Washington Capitals have been missing. [Japers' Rink]

• Why this is the defining season of Carey Price’s career. [Last Word on Sports]

• Finally, here’s Ryan O’Reilly beauty of a shorthanded spin-o-rama OT winner from Friday night:

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