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Toronto, Ont.
Sports Columnist — Toronto Star

Toronto Star sports columnist, father of four, regular on The Reporters on TSN and TSN Radio. This is my brain in a jar.

Leafs’ challenge is ‘about the journey’ for Babcock: Arthur — On Tuesday night, Mike Babcock had a plan, and in the middle of the night it changed. His daughter was printing her last high school paper at 3:32 a.m., and it woke him up, and by morning there was a new plan.

Mike Babcock chose to climb the highest mountain: Arthur — The plan was simple, really. Mike Babcock has an ego, which is not necessarily a bad thing. You need a healthy ego in this business. Mike Babcock won two gold medals under the biggest pressure there was.

Bell, Larry Tanenbaum to purchase Argonauts — Tim Leiweke said he would do it. The voluble CEO said he'd shepherd Rogers and Bell to a place where the Toronto Argonauts could continue to exist. He had one owner that wanted it and one who didn't, and it was a wrestling match that spanned months, and that encapsulated the central tension at the heart of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment.

Rangers stars pulling disappearing act: Arthur — NEW YORK-After Game 1 Alain Vigneault went for a walk in Manhattan, as a Saturday afternoon in May faded into the evening. He wasn't bothered much; five or six people came up to say hello, but that was it, no fuss. New York is the big city, but it's not close to being the brightest lights in hockey.

Lightning rout a mistake-filled miracle to watch: Arthur — NEW YORK-Finally. Finally a game that swung and sloshed and whistled around the place like someone let off fireworks, where goals happened and then happened again. Finally, some leashes were slipped and mistakes were made and the game felt like something that could spin out of control, one way or the other.

Desperately seeking scoring might be Lightning’s new slogan: Arthur — NEW YORK-In the East, finding goals has become the game, more or less. Does anyone have one in your couch cushions? The pocket of your other pants? Can you remember if you stashed an extra goal in the garage, or a spare goal in the trunk? It would really help, if you could.

Rangers use 2-1 punch to get jump in East final: Arthur — NEW YORK-Steven Stamkos sat in his stall and scratched at his golden beard and questioned things, which can happen to visitors in this town. The Tampa Bay Lightning had just lost Game 1 of the Eastern Conference final to the New York Rangers 2-1, and the winning goal came off a leg.

Lightning’s Anton Stralman finally feels at home: Arthur — As he moved from place to place, through 10 or 15 houses, Anton Stralman became very good at packing up his life. He learned the best boxes to use, the best tape, how to organize and label everything in a family notebook: kitchen, bathroom, kid stuff, books, an inventory of their possessions.

An asterisk seems forever attached to Alexander Ovechkin: Arthur — Sometimes it's easy to forget that Washington Capitals games are something other than referendums on Alexander Ovechkin. The Capitals lost Game 7 to the New York Rangers on Wednesday night, after Ovechkin had said they would win it. He scored his team's lone goal; he failed to advance past the second round again.

Toronto Maple Leafs endure heartbreaking collapse in Game 7 overtime — Johnny Boychuk probably said it best when he said, his heart still pumping, "That's one thing you're going to remember probably for the rest of your life." The Bruins defenceman was bubbling, overflowing, full. You will probably remember this for the rest of your life, he said, and it became one of those things that's either a promise or a curse, depending.
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May 23, 2015

Congratulations to Ireland for letting people get married if they want to.

May 23, 2015

RT @rwesthead: Cassaday must really want the job. He doesn't need the $ and faced opposition for many months from Rogers execs on MLSE board.

May 23, 2015

@wyshynski the first Stakeout shot scenes near my house! Great movie. There was no second one

May 23, 2015

RT @AminESPN: "And that reason is we play in the East" RT @Rachel__Nichols: LeBron: "We're the No.1 defensive team in the postseason for a reason."

May 22, 2015

@jessespector @DoubleEmMartin I dunno, Bill's overseas stuff is pretty shady, and the deregulation thing was a mess

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