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Wrap up this fine summer weekend with some hockey links and news.

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Rogers service back up after nationwide disruption - The Globe and Mail
Welcome back to civilization Rogers customers! Wireless service was down throughout Canada for much of Saturday.

About the only scrap of Leafs news is this transcript of a McCown interview with Brendan Shanahan and Lou Lamoriello from Maple Leafs Hotstove

Alex Chiasson Awarded One-Year, $1.2m Contract - Silver Seven
Chiasson's contract came down from the arbitrator in the early hours of July 26th. The arbitrator sided with the team, giving them almost what they wanted.

20ish Questions With Greg Wyshynski Puck Daddy Toronto Sports Media Blog

Breaking Down Film - Alex Semin's scoring secrets - Eyes On The Prize
The Russian winger has tremendous abilities, but getting numbers on the board means putting him in the right position to succeed.

Season-ticket holders will name Las Vegas' NHL team - FOX5 Vegas
So you know it will be terrible.

NHL expansion: Why Canada is always the last draft choice - The Globe and Mail
Note that this was written by the 'Editorial Team' and not a sports writer, so it's light on analysis.

A Smashing Success: A Fan Experience of Smashfest - Blueshirt Banter
BSB went to Toronto to play some ping pong. Hilarity ensued.

MotoGP InFocus - 2016 Rule Changes - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Do you like motorcycle racing? Head on over to SCoC!