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With a week until the draft, NHL silly season is fully underway

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On to the links!

Agent: Drouin has withdrawn trade request, ‘wants to be back in Tampa’ – ProHockeyTalk
Officially putting the drama to bed.

Boston Bruins have discussed Dmitry Kulikov trade with Panthers |
The Boston Bruins have expressed interest in a potential trade for Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov, according to CSN Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty.

Five goaltenders to watch at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft | TSS"Clubs that are sparse on goaltending depth right now should look long and hard at taking a goaltender in the upcoming NHL draft. Teams like the Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames and Dallas Stars would all do well to try and snag one of this draft class’ biggest names."

Calgary Flames announce Glen Gulutzan as new head coach - Calgary - CBC News
Glen Gulutzan is crystal-clear about his plans for next season's Calgary Flames: new coach, new style and new expectations.

Holland: Trade might be best option for Howard, Wings
As the Wings prepare for next week’s draft, the goalie’s future in the organization is a key question.

'In a perfect world,' Penguins would keep both Fleury and Murray, Rutherford says | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"It’s a great situation that we have good goalies, but it could be a tough situation going forward," the Penguins GM said.

From the Front Page

Gretzky? Who needs him - Pension Plan Puppets
The Maple Leafs once turned down a chance to get The Great One

Jared Cowen clears waivers, will be bought out - Pension Plan Puppets
Leafs send Cowen home, for good this time.

NHL Expansion Draft: Who should the Toronto Maple Leafs protect? - Pension Plan Puppets
Who should the Leafs expose for the expansion draft, and should we worry?

Leafs Links

Why the Leafs may trade James van Riemsdyk | Leafs Hub
As the 2016 NHL entry draft approaches, many questions surround the Toronto Maple Leafs and what they plan to do in this, one of the most important off seasons

DEV - Prospect-Stats
An publicly available tool to assess CHL draft prospects.

With Matthews drafted, Leafs will then turn attention to Stamkos immediately | The LeafsNation

How Auston Matthews became hockey’s hottest prospect - The Globe and Mail
He has followed a road not travelled – from the Sun Belt, to skipping elite development programs and major junior and U.S. college hockey – to likely first overall pick, superstardom and even presumed saviour of the lowly Maple Leafs

Clune: Leafs organization is full of talent - Audio - TSN