Matthew Di Nicolantonio

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Born in Toronto, Canada, I have had an intense passion for sports my entire life. As a child, I played hockey in the winter and baseball during summer. I have vivid memories of playing football, basketball, soccer and others during recess in elementary school, but my passion always lay with hockey and baseball. I have succeeded in both, and in my senior year of high school, our school's baseball team finished third in the provincials.

My love for sports and passion for writing has encouraged me to pursue a career in journalism, which I am currently attempting in Ottawa. I hope that writing articles here will allow me to gain some experience in the field and a readership base for the future.

Feel free to provide any feedback you would like, as I always like to hear what my fans have to say. Enjoy.

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  • Jeff Kneis posted 3333 days ago

    Jeff Kneis

    Hey Matthew—Jeff here, a Bleacher Report Community Coordinator.

    I've been spending time on our Maple Leafs page and read a couple of your old articles. Really on-point do good work.

    Given that you haven't written in a while, I thought I'd check in and see if you're interested in picking up your coverage again. What do you say?

    If not, it would be great if you could give me some feedback on why you decided to stop writing and what we could have done to better serve you. If you wouldn't mind, please shoot me a line at with any thoughts.

    Thanks so much,


  • xx yy posted 3582 days ago

    xx yy

    Hey man thanks for reading. It wouldn't be personally devastating to me (Being a Leafs fan) or the league because Number Eight is truly a great player, but it would be devastating to the Sens fans and the team if that were to happen (obviously), that's what I was getting at.

    Sorry for the confusion, but thanks for reading all the same!

  • Tony DeSantis posted 3588 days ago

    Tony DeSantis

    Hey Matt, don't get me wrong, I like Maurice as well. I think he's been very supportive of the team, is well liked by the players but as history dictates, a scapegoat has to take the blame and I think unfortunately it'll be him. They fired that idiot Fergusson in hopes that it would be the solution, but alas it wasn't. So the obvious target now is Maurice. If he is let go, I think that orange apron will look good on him.

  • Tony DeSantis posted 3589 days ago

    Tony DeSantis

    Yo Matt
    like the new pic
    so does Homeland Security
    keep writing
    peace out

  • Derek Harmsworth posted 3592 days ago

    Derek Harmsworth

    Hey Matthew,

    My name is Derek and I have been named the Community Leader for the Toronto Maple Leafs section of the site.

    There are many responsibilities and duties that come with the title. The most important task is to help build up this community, to make this section of the site the best it can be. In order to that, I am going to need the help of the talented Toronto Maple Leafs writers, yourself included.

    Toronto fans are passionate and intense, and you show those qualities and more, every time you post at this site.

    You are a talented writer and I look forward to working with you, as well as the other Maple Leafs writers on the site, to build this community.

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

  • Zander Freund posted 3630 days ago

    Zander Freund

    Hey Matthew,

    I just wanted to let you know that Bleacher Report has launched out of beta with an updated look and feel and some great new features. Check out the "Game On" link in the header to find out more.

    Next week we'll be launching the site to the world with some public announcements—and it'd be great to get a contribution from you between now and Tuesday to make Bleacher Report's launch a success.

    Let me know if you need any help with ideas or have questions. Have a great weekend Matthew!


  • Captain Fanatic posted 3641 days ago

    Captain Fanatic

    matthew...I need your email contact, thanks

  • Captain Fanatic posted 3643 days ago

    Captain Fanatic

    hey Matthew you can reach me at will be in touch...much thanks!!


    L.A. Vacek
    I will have some info up on

  • Captain Fanatic posted 3644 days ago

    Captain Fanatic

    Hey Matthew..enjoying your writing...My name is Captain FANatic and I'm from Toronto
    I'm publishing a sports rag for the GTA, T.O. Sports Magazine, a free monthly, looking to
    see if you'd be interested in contributing!
    visit me at and read my sports comic book too!

  • Tim Correia posted 3654 days ago

    Tim Correia

    i'm assuming with the new news on JFJ's firing there will be a new article posted soon