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Thursday’s FTB: Chiarelli is out in Edmonton, and the Leafs are back on track

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Cue the winning streak.

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NHL: Washington Capitals at Toronto Maple Leafs Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Yesterday was an eventful day, as we found out that the Edmonton Oilers fired Peter Chiarelli, and the Leafs finally broke out of their rough stretch. The CHL Top Prospects Game also took place, and the Marlies blew a 4-1 lead before losing in a shootout.

Frank Seravalli shared this interesting note from back at the 2016 draft, and I’m hope that these stories continue:

Today’s Links

In Case You Missed It

Preview: CHL Top Prospects are on the ice tonight- Kevin Papetti

The CHL Top Prospects game took place last night, and I will probably watch it ten times before June. You can find my pre-game notes here.

Maple Leafs prospects report: George Burnett talks about Gordeev, Durzi, and making the Guelph Storm a contender

I’m excited to watch what Sean Durzi and Nick Suzuki can do in Guelph. However, if the Storm are eliminated early, Durzi will have a longer stint with the Marlies.

Hockey Canada announces roster for Rivalry Series vs Team USA- Baseball Annie

Canada vs. USA never fails to live up to expectations.

Back to Excited Episode 46: What if we ran the Leafs?- Arvind

I joined PPP’s podcast to talk about potential right-shooting defencemen additions, the Marlies, and the matchup game.

From the Branches

Why The Islanders Should Be Aggressive Through the Trade Deadline- Carey Haber, Lighthouse Hockey

The Islanders have Jordan Eberle, Anders Lee, Brock Nelson, and Robin Lehner as pending free agents. That’s a lot of “self-rentals”, and they are already missing two picks for this upcoming draft. I wouldn’t be aggressive if I were them, but you can read the case for being aggressive here.

EDMONTON OILERS FIRE PETER CHIARELLI - Jeff Chapman, Copper and Blue

They sure sound excited.

Body of Work - The Steve Dangle Podcast

The Steve Dangle Podcast went on a long rant about Chiarelli just before he was fired.

Enjoy your day.