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From the Branches: 18 days left

... Before the start of Australian Hockey Season!

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PPP is going to join Stanley Cup of Chowder in its effort to support the Australian Ice Hockey League during this NHL off-season. Games begin April 23, and we're still looking for a good team to bandwagon. You can read more about their effort over here:

This summer, SCoC is Going Down Under for the Australian Ice Hockey League...and we want you to come too! | SCOC

And more about the league here.

Leafs News

Two Nylanders better than one for the Maple Leafs? | Toronto Sun
"William Nylander loves the idea of potentially playing alongside his younger brother Alex in a Maple Leafs uniform."

LFR9 - GAME 79 - GRASS IS GREENING - FLA 4, TOR 3 | Dangle
"Colin Greening was fantastic, and in doing so, almost ruined everything!"

From our front page in case you missed it because there was a lot of news yesterday

Report: William Nylander Deletes Twitter Account Over Username | PPP
"I guess Lou finally took a look at Urban Dictionary."

Recap: Panthers 4, Leafs 3 | PPP
It was a bad night for blue & white teams.

Nazem Kadri likely to finish as Leafs' leading scorer | PPP
At 45 points.

Marcus Stroman just got even more awesome | PPP
What a great guy.

Recap: Toronto Marlies clip Grand Rapids Griffins' wings, win 6-3 | PPP
Some new faces helped the Marlies power past the Griffins. And also there was Clube.

Marlies sign Andrew Nielsen and Chase Witala to ATOs | PPP
"Two more new players are joining the bulging ranks of the Marlies roster. One's a Leaf draft pick, the other is a late-blooming junior player from the WHL."

Nazem Kadri suspended; done for the season | PPP
"The Maple Leafs centre was suspended four games for cross checking the Red Wings Luke Glendening."

Other Hockey News

Pelech mystery illness revealed | LHH
SO MANY BLOOD CLOTS.

Does the NHL need to change how teams qualify for the playoffs? | Hockey Wilderness
Or as I'd like to entitle it, "Please let my team play in the Pacific division."

Unsealed Documents Show NHL’s Concern About Alex Ovechkin’s Mirrored Tinted Visor | RMNB
Everyone knows that tinted visors cause enigmaticness.

Willie Mitchell says NHL Player Safety enforcement is ‘slipping’ | PD
As I mentioned in the game preview yesterday, this.

Carpenter's OT winner gives USA gold in Women's World Championship | Puck Daddy
Lots of game video!

USA beats Canada in OT, but real winner is women's hockey | HEOTP
It was a great tournament with amazing players. Hockey definitely won.

I Would Vote For Connor McDavid To Win The Calder Trophy But I Expect Artemi Panarin To Actually Win | Copper n Blue
Neatly labeled on the wrapper.

Is it Time for the Oilers to Rebuild Their Rebuild? | THW
Meh.

Wings' Datsyuk discusses Russian rumours | Windsor Star
Pavel Datsyuk didn’t exactly deny reports that he might leave the Detroit Red Wings at season’s end and play in Russia next season.