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ST PAUL, MN - JUNE 24: 22nd overall pick Tyler Biggs by the Toronto Maple Leafs stands onstage for a photo with President & General Manager Brian Burke (L) and a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs organization during day one of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 24, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

This morning, we've got a smattering of everything from all the usual suspects. Thoughts on the Mike Richards trade that could have been, more on the draft, the NHL's involvement in the coming Winter Olympics, some thoughts on John-Michael Liles, not to mention some pretty funny photos of the NHL's newest prospects.

Follow me over the jump for more.

KHL luring Russians away from NHL
NHL clubs increasingly wary of drafting Russian players, ever since KHL began enticing homegrown talent to stick around. Dave Shoalts reports.

What to Expect in 2011-12: John-Michael Liles
Joe Cino with a fee numbers over at MLHS.

Maple Leafs 2011 NHL Draft Review
Alex Tran with the story at MLHS.

NHL continues to drag out Olympic decision
No answers coming on plans for 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Bruce Dowbiggin reports.

"I have no idea who you are."
Fallen Leafs shares with us a senior moment between Cliff Fletcher and Scotty Bowman.

NATION RADIO
The Nation Network - which includes Canucks Nation, Oilers Nation, Flames Nation, and, of course, Leafs Nation - talk about the draft.

Kadri and Kulemin were absolutely part of the Richards trade attempt
Michael Langlois muses on the implications of this.

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