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I just woke up and I'm still half asleep, which is why this FTB is a little late. Originally I was planning on doing a long rant on how Quidditch is a crappy sport. But since I'm running low on time, I'll have to save it for another day, and just give you other people's rant on it instead

Quidditch Links

Quidditch Deconstructed
Tom Franck deconstructs the sport of quidditch of Harry Potter fame, noting that it "sucks."

Petty Annoyances: Quidditch Just Isn't Very Well Thought Out

11 Reasons Why Quidditch Kinda Sucks - 11 Points

Hockey Links

NHL -- Montreal Canadiens prospect Tim Bozon already survived fight of his life

Key off-season moves by NHL's Western Conference also-rans - NHL - SI.com
Taking stock of off-season moves by the NHL's Western Conference non-playoff teams.

NHL expansion bids likely to put new teams in Las Vegas, Quebec - NHL - SI.com
The absence of an NHL expansion team bid from Seattle will leave that city and others out in the cold for years.

Braden Holtby could get the $8 million per year he wants from - NHL - SI.com
Why the Capitals' Braden Holtby stands a decent chance of getting the $8 million per year that he's asking for.

Chicago Blackhawks stars Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews feel added pressure with new extensions
Chicago Blackhawks forwards Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews admitted Friday they feel additional pressure is on them with their pay raises going into effect next season.

Buffalo Sabres re-sign Johan Larsson
The Sabres have re-signed forward Johan Larsson to a one-year contract after a six-goal, 10-assist season for Buffalo in 2014-15.

Anaheim Ducks sign D Josh Manson to 2-year, $1.65M extension
Defenseman Josh Manson and the Anaheim Ducks have agreed to a two-year, $1.65 million contract extension through the 2017-18 season.

Leafs Links

Babcock taking part in One Voice event for mental health

Report: Prospect JJ Piccinich may join the London Knights

Toronto Maple Leafs sign second round selection, Travis Dermott, to ELC

It’s been one year - what exactly has Kyle Dubas done? | The LeafsNation