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?

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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.

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