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From the Branches: Four more days

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Good morning! Just four more days until Lou walks up to that podium in Buffalo and calls out Auston Matthews' name! Are you excited? I'm excited.

Leafs links

Auston Matthews: Out of the Sunshine, Into the Fire | Sportsnet

Another very good profile of Matthews. Best part: he wanted to come to Toronto. What a great kid.

Maple Leafs to play pre-season game in Halifax | Pension Plan Puppets

Haligonians: the Leafs are coming to your city. See you there.

Battle of Ontario Episode 12 – 2016 Draft Special | MLHS

Another edition of the MLHS podcast.

Draft

2016 NHL Draft: Dante Fabbro, the Smartest D-man in the Draft?| On the Forecheck

2016 NHL Draft Profile: Max Jones | Winging It In Motown

2016 NHL Draft prospect profile: Olli Juolevi could be the best defenceman in the class| Eyes On The Prize

Draft Profile: Sam Steel, Regina Pats | Blueshirt Banter

Other things

Ron MacLean to replace Strombo on Hockey Night in Canada | Toronto Star

Reading the article, it seems like Sportsnet has come to the wrong conclusions about why their broadcasts are failing...

Thoughts on the 2016 NWHL Draft | Pension Plan Puppets