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From the Branches: Shouting at a cloud

Even though there's nothing left to say, let's say it.

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Let's dive right in, shall we?

Blackhawks prospect Garret Ross facing felony charge | TSS
"Reports have surfaced that Ross, who boasts seven goals and 20 points through 59 games with the IceHogs this season, is facing a felony charge under the state of Illinois’ revenge porn statute. He’s being charged with one count of non-consensual distribution of a private sex image."

To Raise A Hockey Fan? | Puck don't lie “Daddy, hockey is for boys”

"She told me told me this out of the blue. I was shocked. I didn’t know where it came from and it was even more surprising given that it was women’s hockey we were watching. I asked what she mean, figuring an almost 3-year old didn’t really know what she was saying."

DiCaro: The NHL’s Problem With Women | CBS Local
"If you’re curious as to why a player charged with such a heinous crime continued to represent the Blackhawks organization on the ice for a month after charges were filed, you haven’t paid much attention to how the NHL has operated when it comes to players charged and/or accused of crimes against women."

I will update this space with more editorials as they emerge.

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How are the young Leafs doing? | Shanaplan Debate
For this list, we will be briefly examining how each rookie Leaf has performed so far this season. The only rule is that the player has had to have made his NHL debut this season, so players like Connor Carrick and Josh Leivo will not be listed.

Ottawa Senators owner Eugene Melnyk lashes out at team | The Star
With the Sens longshots to make playoffs, Melynk says ‘nobody is safe.’

Down Goes Brown: Have Norris voters really snubbed Doughty? | DGB
Let’s take a look back through all seven previous seasons of Doughty’s career and find out.

What does a hockey scout do in Switzerland? | Swiss Hockey News
"I often notice that people tend to have the wrong idea about the job of a hockey-scout in Switzerland and frequently, even hockey journalists don't know anything about it. So, what does a scout do in Switzerland?"

Ryan White wins Michael Del Zotto a stuffed panda, rides a carousel | BSH
This link is for Annie.