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From the Branches: Pokéleafs Go!

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I know nothing about this Pokémon business.

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Everyone is talking about Pokémon GO, which I think is some kind of game where as you travel around you find Capybaras Pokémon, capture them, and force them to train and play against other Pokémon.

Sounds a lot like the Leafs' development camp, AMIRITE?

Leafs development camp: Day 3 prospect interviews - PPP
Paul Hendrick sits down with a selection of prospects to talk about camp, their more famous siblings and Auston Matthews.

VIDEO: Matthews not taking development camp lightly - Shanaplan Debate
Toronto Maple Leafs’ top prospect Auston Matthews talks about his experience thus far in the 2016 Development Camp.

In Case You Missed It

We have been writing up a storm these past few days. It is a requirement you read all our posts. If you have not read any of these you better do it now or security officers from PPP Universal Atmospheric Element Compensators and Kitten Ranching KK will detain you for violation of the Terms of Service which you didn't read when you joined the site.

Women's Hockey Wednesday: Finding ways and reasons to play - Nafio
Several women seeking a place in the CWHL and NWHL this season have interesting stories to tell. Plus, Cassie Campbell-Pascall is named to the Order of Canada

2016-2017 QMJHL Schedule - What it means for Maple Leafs prospects - ElSeldo
Dzierkels defends his title.

Marner wouldn't even be the lightest player in the NHL today - Ari
Yes, he's small. That doesn't mean he can't play.

Strombexit: Is there really a culture war over hockey? - JvR's lover
Are "urban youth" really giving up on hockey?

Other News

The temperature is too damn high!

Wayne Simmonds holding fifth annual charity ball hockey tournament - Broad Street Hockey
Wayne's Road Hockey Warriors is set to take place this Saturday, July 9, in his hometown of Scarborough.

Alexander Nylander taking 'one step at a time' - NHL.com
Skilled forward prospect trying to make best impression at Sabres development camp

And um.... there's not much else. Hey it's the off-season! Don't blame me Kris Russel hasn't signed yet.

Here are two random selections of non-hockey information that popped up in my RSS feed in the past 24 hours.

Jee (Jeen) Juaan Red Curry of Chicken, Banana Chilies, Peanuts and Indian Spices - Thai Food Master
[Species: I particularly love how this post gives a detailed history of the dish, including in this instance the story of how a curry dish from Java was first introduced to Thailand from the travels of a 19th century monarch, became very popular, and has since been almost forgotten to history.]

The Dwindling Capacity of the Yonge Subway
"Over many years, claims about capabilities of new subway technologies together with changing projections for future demand have left Toronto in a position where its subway is badly overloaded with little relief in sight"

Please add any more links you find to the comments..... or talk about your Pokémon. Sigh.