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Follow Me on TwitterTim Cornett is a lifelong resident of Windsor and a diehard fan of the Windsor Spitfires, Toronto Maple Leafs, Hamilton Tiger Cats, Pittsburgh Steelers, and just to be different, Detroit Tigers and Baltimore Orioles - ('hey, if my father-in-law can have two favourite hockey teams, I can have two favourite baseball teams!') Tim is a photographer by profession, with a love of writing. 'Whatnot' pays homage to his late father Jim's long running Windsor Star column 'Who, When and Whatnot.' If you have questions or wish to contact the biggest Doobie Brothers fan in Essex County, you can email him at

Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus - Babcock headed to Toronto
Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus - Babcock headed to Toronto

May. 20, 2015: To quote New York Sun newsman Francis Pharcellus Church; “Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.” Jolly old St. Nick brought Mike Babcock from Hockeytown to the real centre of the hockey universe. FULL STORY

    The 8 Week Challenge - It’s Not A Diet
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The 8 Week Challenge - It’s Not A Diet

May. 7, 2015: Today’s column comes with a disclaimer. It’s not for the faint of heart. To my family, friends and associates, the following may be quite shocking to all of you. Don’t say I didn’t warn you. I haven’t had a coffee in over a week. Or French fries. Or pizza. Or a lot of things I used to eat and drink. Why? Because along with ten of my colleagues at DJ Galvanizing, and our spouses, I began a program called the 8 Week Challenge. FULL STORY

Maple Leafs get pounded in Columbus, There is always next year,
Maple Leafs get pounded in Columbus, There is always next year,

Apr. 9, 2015: The Toronto Maple Leafs played their 81st game of the season Wednesday night; a roadie in Columbus. The match featured two teams that won’t be in the playoffs this year, but for different reasons. The Blue Jackets were hit hard by injuries, and lost over 500 man games because of them. The Leafs? Not so lucky. At least that would explain why a team that looked so good on paper at the start of the season could be as dismal as they were. As the saying goes, there’s always next year. But that saying is growing old, because they’ve been using it since 1967. FULL STORY

Leafs Get Burned By Flames
Leafs Get Burned By Flames

Mar. 14, 2015: The Toronto Maple Leafs started a three game road trip in Calgary Friday night and got beat by a score of 6-3. This one was over in the first period. All Calgary did was score four goals, including not one, but two short handed goals. On the bright side, the lone Leafs’ goal of the period was scored by Richard Panik on a power play. Calgary’s top line of Sean Monahan, Jiri Hudler, and Johnny Gaudreau combined for nine points in the game, and to no one’s surprise were named the three stars of the game. FULL STORY

Maple Leafs, Sabres: Battle of The Abysmal
Maple Leafs, Sabres: Battle of The Abysmal

Mar. 12, 2015: The Toronto Maple Leafs played host to the Buffalo Sabres Wednesday night in what some fans were calling the Battle For McDavid. C’mon folks, if you think the Leafs have any chance of landing the Erie Otters wunderkind, give your head a shake. It’s not going to happen. The best we can hope for is a top five pick, and that’s ok with me. Tonight’s game wasn’t the Battle For McDavid, it was the Battle Of The Abysmal. FULL STORY

Leafs win wacky game in Florida
Leafs win wacky game in Florida

Mar. 4, 2015: Goaltending Coach Robb Tallas of the Florida Panthers stands in the hallway dressed for back up after both Goaltenders went down against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the BB&T Center on March 3, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida. The Leafs held on to win their first road game since New Year’s Eve, beating the Panthers 3-2. FULL STORY

SNAPSHOT - Three good guys, put
SNAPSHOT - Three good guys, put 'er there!

Mar. 1, 2015: Every once in a while, you think of a cool shot that you'd like to take. When three of this season's Spitfires lost a few of their of their chiclets I thought I'd ask them to get together and give me a big smile. The fellas were kind enough to oblige me this afternoon. In separate incidents this year, Jamie Lewis lost three, Hayden McCool lost two, and Luke Kirwan lost one. Thanks for humouring me, guys! FULL STORY

Maple Leafs:  So that is what a win feels like
Maple Leafs: So that is what a win feels like

Feb. 22, 2015: Ah….so that’s what a win feels like. Feels pretty good. Saturday night, at the Air Canada Centre the Toronto Maple Leafs played host to the Winnipeg Jets, and played a pretty decent game before another sold out crowd. James van Riemsdyk sent everyone home happy when he scored in overtime to give the Leafs a much needed win. FULL STORY

Mark Habros Retiring
Mark Habros Retiring

Feb. 9, 2015: A friend of mine will be retiring this week, and I’m happy for him. I’m also happy for his wife and family. After over twenty five years in the steel industry, Mark Habros will be hanging up his safety helmet this Thursday. Mark (also known as Habs), is originally from Hamilton, and is a long suffering Buffalo Sabres fan. He is counting down the days to the NHL draft, with visions of Connor McDavid dancing in his head. FULL STORY

Last time the Maple Leafs lost 10 straight, they won the Stanley Cup
Last time the Maple Leafs lost 10 straight, they won the Stanley Cup

Feb. 7, 2015: The Toronto Maple Leafs went to New Jersey last night with one thing on their minds. Break out of the disastrous slump they are in. Having gone into the game without a win in their last ten games, the Buds were looking forward to taking on the sub .500 Devils. Not only did they lose, they created a new team record for futility by breaking the old one set by the 1966-67 version of the team. Yep, the same team that was the last group of Leafs to win the Stanley Cup. FULL STORY

11Let Maple Leafs Feel The Love
12Interest in Leafs, Sens game pre-empted by The Mentalist
13Maple Leafs: Horachek clichés simply don
14     Leafs Fade in the Third (Again), Losing to Wild
15Maple Leafs Solve Bruins On A Milestone Night For Phil Kessel
16Leafs Go Into Christmas Break On A High
17Leafs Get Blown Away In The Windy City
18Bernier leads Maple Leafs to Victory over Flames
19Leafs Fall To Pens In OT
20Steve Miller Band Rocks WFCU Centre
21Sabres hammer Maple Leafs on Nolan
22Leafs win 100th edition of The Battle of Ontario
23Maple Leafs make it two in a row with win over Blue Jackets
24Brodeur to the Toronto Maple Leafs?
25Maple Leafs fall to Red Wings, Kozun Injured
26Staal to Toronto? Too High A Price
27SNAPSHOT - Menacing storm clouds anyone?
28SNAPSHOT - Carlos Santana Rocks Caesars Windsor
292014 OHL Priority Selection Draft results
30Windsor Spitfires
31Local boy on dream trip
32Hedley rocks the WFCU Centre
33Mickey Renaud - Our Captain Forever
34Kevin Siddall passes
35Winter Classic Alumni game brings back childhood memories
36SNAPSHOT - Styx rocks Caesars Windsor
37Meatloaf Monday - Spits enjoy perfect weekend!
38Say a prayer for Kevin Siddall and his family
39Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at Caesars Windsor
40Meatloaf Monday - Spits retro jersey on Christmas list
41Kevin Siddall Benefit Hockey Game set for tonight
42Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons set to rock Caesars Windsor
43Ruth Cragg - Toronto Maple Leafs Super fan
44Random Thoughts for Meat Loaf Monday
45Hockey Night in Columbus
46The Wanted leave fans Wanting More!
47Winter Classic Guest Column - Yzerman a fan favourite
49SNAPSHOT - So You Think You Can Dance
50SNAPSHOT - Colorado Avalanche prospect Pickard, first class guy

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