It's Thursday. For real this time!

Not like that lousy fake Thursday that almost made me miss WHW!

Women's Hockey Wednesday: Who wants to watch some hockey? - Nafio
Have you checked out this week's links yet?

There's a slight reprieve from the heat today, but it will still be really humid. Enjoy your links!

That night in Toronto... - TML
A look at The Tragically Hip's ties to the Maple Leafs, Toronto and Bill Barilko on 'The Tragically Hip Day' in the city.

A Fall Down Vesey’s List - Editor In Leaf
Vesey mania is heating up, but he is cooling on the Leafs

Does Gauthier have a future with the Toronto Maple Leafs? - Shanaplan
With the amount of depth the Leafs now possess in their prospect pool, does Frederik Gauthier still have a future with the team?

Toronto Maple Leafs hire scout Patrick Charbonneau - MLHS
The Leafs have added to their scouting staff, hiring former Rimouski Oceanic Assistant GM, Sherbrooke Phoenix GM and QMJHL Director of Central Scouting

Sudbury's Armstrong to be honoured Sunday - Sudbury Star
George Armstrong, the last Toronto Maple Leafs captain to accept the Stanley Cup as NHL champions, will be on hand Sunday when the hockey organization delivers his No. 10 jersey banner to his hometown.

Andrew Nielsen works his way to No. 22 - PPP
A big leap forward puts Nielsen on the map this year.

DGB: Five times an arbitrator made NHL history - The Hockey News
While 25 contract cases had been scheduled, only Tyson Barrie made it to a hearing, and that was resolved before a ruling was issued. This comes on the heels of news that James Oldham, the neutral arbitrator who ruled on the Dennis Wideman case, had been dismissed by the league. But the NHL has a long history of arbitrators making headlines. Here's 5 big ones.

Chris Pryor promoted to Flyers AGM - Broad Street Hockey
Pryor has been director of scouting for the Flyers for the last three seasons, overseeing drafts that have brought German Rubtsov, Ivan Provorov, Travis Konecny and Travis Sanheim in as first round picks.

Canadiens plan to set start limit for Price this season - The Hockey News
Price’s usage with Team Canada will be interesting to watch, especially with him returning from injury and a stable of excellent goaltenders ready to step in if there are any concerns about Price’s ability to start.

Weber hopes to help Canadiens fans forget Subban by winning - G&M
[Species: HAHAHAHAHA! Good luck with that.]

Ken Holland’s THN Interview Is a Step Backwards - Winging It In Motown
Without room for nuance, the Wings’ GM makes some good points. There’s always room for nuance though.

John Saunders, ESPN broadcaster, hockey player, dies at age 61 - Color of Hockey
"I didn’t know John Saunders, the popular ESPN broadcaster who recently passed away, particularly well. But every time I saw him, it felt like running into an old friend."