Found September 25, 2013 on HockeyBuzz:
Good day sports fans – I would like to take this opportunity with my first Leafs blog to introduce myself to those who have not previously read my work here at Hockeybuzz. I have been covering the Calgary Flames at this site for over a year now, and recently Eklund and his admin team have provided me with the opportunity to also cover a few articles for the Toronto Maple Leafs. I will only b...
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