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It's Sunday, so I'm going to share seven things that I'm grateful for, in honor of the two playoff rounds that went all the way to seven.

First, I'm still grateful for Friday night, in which my underdog team stepped into Madison Square Garden and shut out the Rangers. Fans met them at the airport at 3 AM, and got to chat with a drunk Jon Cooper -- I love how his tie is totally askew in the video, with no fucks given. Second, I'm grateful for Saturday night, in which the Blackhawks spared us from having to face Ryan Kesler in a seven game series.

Third, I'm grateful that these playoffs proved that paying attention to possession stats actually matters:

...Not that this is the Corsi Hockey League or anything. Fourth, I'm grateful for the ladies and gentlemen of PPP, who turned their past into wisdom and told everybody to settle down when the Hawks had a 4-1 lead going into the third (but nobody will tell me why!).

Fifth, I'm grateful that Corey Crawford is shaky, just as shaky as Ben Bishop, so the Bolts finally don't have to have their goaltender compared negatively to a young jedi, or a magical sparkly unicorn, or an unbreakable king.

Sixth, I'm grateful that Amalie Arena's tickets sold out long before the WCF was over, so that we don't have to answer questions about the arena policies for yet another round. (Resold tickets are not restricted to Florida addresses, but Bolts fans will have to explain that yes, Blackhawks fans can wear their jerseys in most of the arena.)

Seventh, I'm grateful that I get to see some excellent hockey. Hockey in June? I'll take it, no matter what the outcome. Also, skill beats size and #grart, every time.

What are you grateful for today?

Leafs Links

Unrestricted Free Agents That Could Help the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2015-16 | Bleacher Report

Maple Leafs have tough decision for June draft | Toronto Sun (warning)

2015 NHL Mock Draft: Toronto Maple Leafs First Round Pick | Editor in Leaf

Mike Babcock Plans An Act Of Piracy | Fansided

WCF

Chicago Blackhawks reach Stanley Cup Final after Game 7 victory over Anaheim Ducks | SCH

Deja Vu: Game 7 Review | Anaheim Calling

Blackhawks' Richards to face familiar foe in Cup Final | NHL.com

NHL Playoff Central, Stanley Cup Final: Schedule | Fox Sports

Memorial Cup

Oshawa, Kelowna meet in Memorial Cup final tonight | NHL.com

Kelowna and Oshawa meet in 97th MasterCard Memorial Cup Final | Memorial Cup website

Memorial Cup will be last hockey event at history-soaked Colisee | Globe and Mail

Other News

Predators, NHL unveil 2016 NHL All-Star Game logo | NHL.com

The NHL's All-Playoff Team Entering the 2015 Stanley Cup Final | Bleacher Report

...Made up of the guys who lost. Interesting choices.

Watch what happens when unsuspecting NHL fans come face to face with Stanley Cup | Sporting News

Sabres' Kane recovering ahead of schedule: report | NHL.com

Former Devils defenseman Phil Housley could be club's next head coach | NJ.com

Ex-NHL coach saw Jeff Blashill's potential years ago | Detroit Free Press