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Joffrey Lupul: the early years

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See the resemblance?

Hockey Players as Kids is a great follow, if you were previously unaware.

Leo Komarov ejected in final round robin game

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Leo Komarov was given a five minute major and a game misconduct for this hit during Finland's game against Russia at the IIHF World Championships. Looks to be a relatively clean hit by NHL standards, but games are called tightly internationally.

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Phil Kessel: Nice guy, tries hard, loves the game

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Loves the game so much, in fact, he's helping spread it.

Phil Kessel is an outstanding hockey player, and playing in one of the hottest of hockey hotbeds, it's only fair he passes his knowledge along to the kids around.

So that's exactly what he's doing. Be sure to check out his site for more information.

Mike Babcock? Toronto? Manny Legace sure seems to think so

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Legace is not only a former Red Wings goalie, but he's pretty involved in Detroit-area hockey, so he might have somewhat of a better idea than the average guy.

And hey, wouldn't that be something for the Leafs?

Joffrey Lupul is #learning about #politics

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#learning #politics

A photo posted by Joffrey Lupul (@jlupul) on

Remember that Dave Chapelle bit on Ja Rule? Well, it's come to life, and Lupul was kind enough to capture it for us.

Update on Deveaux SHL attack: "I suffered a concussion"

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via The Score: Ex-Leaf Andrea Deveaux says he was suffering from a concussion when he attacked an opposing player in the SHL playoffs.

Marlies' Brendan Mikkelson to join SHL's Lulea

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After a single season with the Leafs organization, playing top-four minutes for the Marlies, Brendan Mikkelson is leaving to join Lulea of the Swedish Hockey League next season. In 60 games with the Marlies this season, Mikkelson had 23 points. He has played in 139 NHL games for the Ducks, Lightning, and Flames.

James van Riemsdyk answers Twitter questions

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Among his answers, he said Komarov and Kessel are always glued to each other.

Thank you, from the Toronto Marlies

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It ended too soon, but the Toronto Marlies had a fantastic season. So thank you, Marlies - here's to a great 2015-16!

Morgan Rielly is a stud

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So the season didn't go the Leafs' way. Not even close. But there's a lot to look forward to on the horizon.

You don't even have to look that far ahead, though. Thanks to Armie58's awesome montage, we can step back and appreciate just how incredible Morgan Rielly already is.