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[Saturday's FTB]: 78 down, 4 to go

Yesterday was Good. Today is Better, and tomorrow is ... Easter?

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Here are today's links for From the Branches.

Leafs Links

Stephane Robidas nominated for Masterton Trophy | Maple Leafs

Resilience a hallmark of Robidas' career | Maple Leafs

Preview: Leafs at Bruins | Maple Leafs

Former NHL goalie Curtis Joseph to play in Solar Bears charity game | Orlando Sentinel

The man they call CuJo, Curtis Joseph, arrived in Orlando on Friday and will take part in the Solar Bears Celebrity Hockey Classic at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Amway Center.

Morgan Rielly’s rise one of lone positives out of Leafs lost season | Mirtle

The Marlies erase a 3-0 deficit to come back and win 4-3 in OT | Fanshot by Charlottes Webster

Non-Leafs Links

Masterton Nominations for all 30 Teams | Puck Daddy

Robidas: "For overcoming two broken legs and acting as an influence on many of Toronto’s young defensemen."

No challenge too big for Blackhawks' Shaw | ESPN

Tyler Seguin's time with the go-pro | video

It's Canada and U.S. for gold!

Saturday will mark the sixteenth consecutive final between the Canadians and Americans in IIHF Ice Hockey World Women's Championship history.

Japan defeats Germany 2-1

Japan won two straight games in the best-of-three relegation series to book its ticket to Kamloops, Canada. It was a monumental moment for the courageous Japanese team, which has only avoided being sent down once in its elite Women’s Worlds history (2008).

Coaches trade punches in Ontario minor hockey donnybrook | Ottawa Sun

St. Louis Blues to wear Cardinals sweaters | Sportsnet

Ref Devorski on retirement: ‘I’m ready to go’ | Sportsnet

"I never wanted to be a ref," Paul Devorski was saying over the phone, 26 years after his first NHL assignment. "My Dad was a ref for 35 years, and he was always gone."

Mullet night in Sunrise | Video


Super 16: Little clarity on favorite as playoffs beckon |

The magic 8 ball yielded nothing, NHL? Maybe you should try reading entrails instead.

Why Lightning restricting tickets, opposing logos sends wrong message | Puck Daddy

Come at me, bro.

ICYMI from Yesterday's FTB

the_humorisironic posted this in yesterday's FTB: Ducks use fake tweets on social media night

brigstew pointed out that 30 thoughts are up

The Reimnocerous posted this FiveThirtyEight article about how 3-point games suck

Charlottes Webster posted about how Ovechkin is not actually the best player since Gretzky damnit

1) It uses point shares and goals created, which uses scoring relative to the rest of one’s team. In essence, Crosby is deemed less valuable because of how good Malkin is, which is blatantly wrong

2) It completely ignores the positional scarcity of Cs vs Ws and the fact that Crosby is a better possession player, and that Crosby is the better ES player.

Happy Better Saturday!