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From the Branches: Chasing the cup

Mitch Marner is in action tonight and he could add a fourth MVP trophy to his cabinet. Oh, he could also with the cup looking trophy thing? I think it's called the Memories Cup or something.

Good morning! Big, big Leafs day today. The Baby Leafs are going to try to claw their way back into their series against the Hershey Bears (they're currently down 3-1 and are on the cusp of elimination). Mitch Marner, J.J. Piccinich, and the Knights play Martins Dzierkals and the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies in the Memorial Cup final. Should be fun.

Leafs Links

Recap: William Nylander the star as Toronto Marlies defeat Hershey Bears 5-0 | Pension Plan Puppets

Read up on the Marlies' last game if you haven't already.

Mitch Marner wins CHL Player of the Year | Pension Plan Puppets

M(VP)i(PO)t(Y)ch M(VP)arner

Battle of Ontario Episode 9 – Ryan Pyette and Paul McFarlane | MLHS

Take a listen to the Memorial Cup edition of MLHS' podcast!

2016 Memorial Cup Recap: Rouyn-Noranda advance to the finals over Red Deer | Pension Plan Puppets

Also read about Dzierkals' Huskies last game.

That Other Cup Final

Sharks vs. Penguins: Five questions with Pensburgh | Fear The Fin

2016 NHL Playoffs: What we've learned about the Pittsburgh Penguins | PensBurgh


Hudson Elynuik: Draft Profile | All About The Jersey

Draft Profile: Russian Winger Oozes Skill | The Cannon

Draft: The Case For the Red Wings Trading Down | Winging It In Motown

Other news

Tyson Barrie has some of the worst Corsi numbers in the NHL | Pension Plan Puppets

Detroit Red Wings Draft Class of '15 Update: Evgeny Svechnikov | Winging It In Motown

No way, P.K.: Canada leaves Subban off its World Cup of Hockey roster | Colour of Hockey

Colour of Hockey has the details about the POC playing in the World Cup--and one very good defenceman who won't be playing (who, by the way, made an appearance at the Jays batting practice yesterday)