Brendan Shanahan vs. Brendan Canning
One is putting the broken pieces of the Leafs back together. The other is a founding member of Broken Social Scene, which is no longer broken up. Which Brendan is better?
NAME: Brendan Shanahan
BORN: Etobicoke, 1969
GIG: Former NHL hockey player, current GM of the Toronto Maple Leafs
HUMBLE ROOTS: Shanny made a name for himself as a gritty winger on the OHL’s London Knights
CLAIM TO FAME: Won three Stanley Cup championships while playing for the Detroit Red Wings
DID YOU KNOW: Shanahan made an appearance in the Jim Carrey movie Me, Myself & Irene
NEXT BIG THING: NHL pre-season gets underway this month as Maple Leafs look to end the team’s playoff drought.
NAME: Brendan Canning
BORN: Toronto, 1969
GIG: Musician, founder of Broken Social Scene, all-around cool cat
HUMBLE ROOTS: Started the T.O. band hHead, with Noah Mintz, and won $100,000 to record an album in a CFNY contest
CLAIM TO FAME: Founded hipster music collective Broken Social Scene, which is coincidentally making a new record
DID YOU KNOW: His DJing prowess inadvertently inspired the Can con classic “Steal My Sunshine,” by Len
NEXT BIG THING: Solo album Home Wrecking Years is out now; news that Broken Social has reunited for new record is huge.