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Happy Friday, folks! Lot's of links ahead. Conference Finals start tomorrow. I'm done with my first week of summer classes. It's Friday (Friday, gettin' down on Friday). Ain't life grand? If you have any thoughts on the match-ups (or about literally anything else), leave them in the comments below!

From the Front Page:

Why MLSE's handling of FHRITP fell flat | Pension Plan Puppets

Leaf Links:

None. Literally nothing is happening right now re: The Toronto Maple Leafs. Even the Leafs twitter had nothing to tweet about yesterday (although I suppose that's better than getting burned by the Discovery Channel).

They also tweeted out this video featuring a bunch of Baby Leafs, which is set to weirdly dramatic music and inexplicably includes a handful of black and white shots...

Maybe something newsworthy will happen today and I will look like a total fool. Fingers crossed.

Prospect Profiles:

Dylan Strome Scouting Report | MLHS

McKeen's has him ranked 8th, behind Top Prospect Lawson Crouse, apparently. What's going on here, PPP Overlord?

Draft Player Profile: Thomas Chabot Overcoming Adversity | Winging It In Motown

Adam Musil: Draft Prospect Profile | In Lou We Trust

Prospect Profile #14: Jakub Zboril | The Cannon

Evgeni Svechnikov joined Cape Breton Screaming Eagles to be closer to NHL | NHL.com

Conference Finals Previews:

You can find the Conference Final schedule here. Games start on Saturday.

Your NHL Conference Finals Preview | Grantland

2015 NHL Playoffs: Confronted by the drama (again) | Raw Charge

Ranking every player remaining in the Stanley Cup playoffs | ESPN (paywall)

Know Thy Enemy: Chicago Forward Preview | Anaheim Calling

Know Thy Enemy: Blackhawks Defense Preview | Anaheim Calling

Not much going on on the other three SBNation sites yet, so you get a handful of cheering guides from fans of teams already out of the playoffs.

The Lesser Evil | Battle of California

Stanley Cup Playoffs Rooting Guide: How to Love/Hate the Conference Finalists | Winging It In Motown

A Vancouver Fan's Guide to the Final Four | Nucks Misconduct

Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: Western Conference Final | Puck Daddy

Other Hockey Links:

2014-15 Montreal Canadiens post-mortem | Eyes On The Prize

Has hockey found the next Cap Geek? | Puck Daddy

An interview with the creator of General Fanager

Jamie Benn and the Dallas Stars 2015 Penalty Kill | Defending Big D

What the Hell is Happening? | The Copper & Blue

Brad Treliving’s first year in review, Part II: Trades | Matchsticks and Gasoline

Documentary filmmaker breathes life in California Golden Seals | Puck Daddy

Pilot's Logbook: Mathieu Perreault | Arctic Ice Hockey

Report: Neuvirth wants to be a starter, hasn't heard about a new contract | Lighthouse Hockey

Eugene Melnyk, Ottawa Senators owner, needs urgent liver transplant | CBC News