Emily Cornelius
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Big time Sports Fan - My first words were 'Juan Guzman.' I pay my bills as an Advertiser here in Toronto, but Sports and writing have always been my true passion. I can usually be found either playing slo-pitch, at the Jays or Leafs game, yelling loudly at my TV from the couch, lecturing my beagle on the importance of clearing the puck, or scouring Twitter for insider information. I am living proof that a girl can grow up a Leaf fan and not be too emotionally scarred.

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Why I Chose A Career In Gold

(5) Comments | Posted June 30, 2016 | 10:26 AM

I originally wrote this piece to help explain to my friends and family why I chose a career in the often misunderstood and misrepresented Gold and Finance industry and more importantly, why I believe it is so important. After I shared this message amongst my network I realized this is...

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When Will We Stop Treating Women And Girls Differently In Sports?

(17) Comments | Posted June 8, 2016 | 12:28 PM

I remember seeing a Nike ad when I was little girl that carried the tagline "If You Let Me Play" and the premise was that girls who were allowed to play sports would grow up with more confidence, social skills, etc. I couldn't shake the ad. I thought about it...

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How Hard Is It to Make It to the MLB?

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2014 | 4:46 PM

After the popularity of my piece, "How hard is it to make it to the NHL," and seeing as we're in the midst of the ever-exciting October baseball -- I thought I would delve into the numbers around baseball -- and the likelihood of making to 'the show.'...

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5 Things the Leafs Have to Do to Make the Playoffs...

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2014 | 1:04 PM

Pre-season is well under way for the Leafs and there are highlights and unfortunate low-lights. Kessel, Bozak and JVR are showing great strides as the cohesive first line. Kadri is looking strong as the number 2 center and Bernier is looking solid as the number one.

At the same...

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A Leaf Fan's Reaction to Being Named Worst Sports Franchise in North America

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 3:35 PM

First of all... any Leaf fan will tell you... haters gonna hate. Being scoffed at, criticized, mocked, poked, prodded and scrutinized is a daily occurrence for a Leaf fan.

We get it - we are the Yankees of hockey. Many hate us; many love us --- there is very...

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Leaf's Preseason: The First Round of Cuts Have Been Made... Who's Still Vying for a Spot?

(0) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 12:00 AM

The Leafs are four games into the preseason; including two games against the Flyers and a split-squad pairing against the Sens. Players were fighting to show their skills... some of them quite literally. This morning, Thursday, the Leafs announced that they have cut back their roster by 13 players. No...

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Preseason Is Here and the Leafs Have Some Tough Decisions Ahead of Them

(0) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 11:57 AM

Training camp is among us and with that comes all kinds of excitement, speculation and a whole whack of skeptics. The Leafs welcomed 64 players to this year's camp. Forty forwards, 18 defencemen and 6 goalies. Let's dive in and take a look first at the obvious keepers at camp.

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3 Examples of Why the MLB Draft Is Desperate for More Analytical Insight

(0) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 4:41 PM

Coaches, scouts, GMs and fantasy baseball players are quickly changing their strategies to incorporate more player and team stats. Everyone is talking about it, everyone is embracing it, and everyone has seen the movie, Moneyball. It is the mathematical and statistical analysis of baseball records, more academically known as sabermetrics....

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How Hard Is It to Make It to the NHL?

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 11:24 AM

As hockey fans, one of our favorite things to do is criticize the players. 'He's a bum', 'he's washed up,' 'we are paying him how much?' It's innate. They make a ton of money to do what we wish we were doing, they can take a little ribbing from...

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3 NHL Sleeper Teams That Just May Wake Up This Season

(1) Comments | Posted September 7, 2014 | 5:35 PM

With the NHL Season Opener just over a month away, hockey fans everywhere are gearing up and placing their expectations. If you're a Leaf fan you have likely just gotten over your disappointment from last season, (likely the Jays dismal fall from grace has been an apt distraction) and are...

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You Know What They Say About a No-Hitter... It Takes a Village?

(0) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 12:33 AM

The irony was not lost on this past Labor Day Monday when the Phillies bullpen staff worked together to earn a no-hitter. Cole Hamels took to the bump at Turner Field against the Braves and pitched six hitless innings with 108 pitches. Hamels issued five walks and passed the ball...

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You Have to Spend Money to Make Money and the Leafs Have Money

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2014 | 10:20 PM

Maybe local businesses should all pitch in to sign a number one goalie or a power forward for the Leafs. On average, a home playoff game for the Leafs brings in $3 million to the city's economy. You can do the math - the city is missing out on tens...

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If Hockey Players Pulled a LeBron and 'Went Home'

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2014 | 12:58 AM

The sporting world was deeply impassioned when earlier this summer LeBron James announced his decision to leave Miami and go back to play "at home" in Cleveland. There have been mixed emotions from all parties involved (and not involved). Cleveland locals are obviously enthused to have the incredible athlete come...

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5 Breakout NHL Players to Watch this Year

(30) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 11:10 AM

A new hockey season is a wonderful thing - it provides a blank slate for all players new and old alike. Players like Steve Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning have the opportunity to bounce back after missing 45 games last season with a broken tibia, and Kris Letang, who...

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#IceBucketChallenge Update: ALS Has Now Raised $31.5 Million

(1) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 10:34 AM

Just over a week ago I wrote about the tremendous success the #IceBucketChallenege had seen. At that point the campaign had earned $4 million in just two weeks. Amazing...

That is nothing compared to what it has done since. The ALS is now posting daily updates on...

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What You Need to Know About the New College Football Playoffs

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 1:39 PM

Back in 2008 when the then President-Elect Obama was asked about college football and how they determine a national champion, he explained that an eight-team championship would be the ideal playoff.

College football has always been touted as having one of the most exciting and best regular seasons in...

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What Legacy Does Derek Jeter Leave Behind?

(1) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 3:24 PM

When Derek Jeter announced his retirement before the beginning of this season a lot of fans took the opportunity to reflect on the superstar's career. Brands like Nike have built campaigns (RE2PECT) around Jeter and his retirement. Grantland has found a cult following in their excerpts from a personal diary...

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Are the Leafs in a 'Re-Building' Rut?

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 3:12 PM

It is anyone's best guess who Shanahan will hire next week as the new assistant GM to work with Dubas and Nonis. Though the changes do seem exciting - they beg the question 'when will we be a winning organization?' How long will this promised "Culture Change" take?


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Should the Red Wings Sign Daniel Alfredsson?

(1) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 4:14 PM

Much to the disappointment of his grand plan - Alfie didn't win a cup by signing with the Red Wings in July 2013 for one year. He did record a respectable season, with 18 goals, and 49 points in only 68 games (back injury).

Seems like an easy decision...

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#IceBucketChallenge Raises $4 Million in 2 Weeks

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 12:08 PM

Unless you have been living under a rock -- or if you don't use social media (same thing) -- than you have heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge. Started by friends and family of Pete Frates, former Boston College baseball player who was diagnosed with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) in...

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