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Save us Phil Kessel! You’re our only hope.

Ottawa Senators v Toronto Maple Leafs
“Is Dion as bad a locker room DJ as I read on PPP?”
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I won’t mince words.

As an upstanding Canadian citizen, I want the Senators to lose tonight, and lose horribly.

While the idea of that team being humiliated in a four game Stanley Cup Final sweep by the Nashville Predators is appealing; a non-zero probability they could win the Stanley Cup is too much for a respectable Canadian hockey fan like me to tolerate.

Activate beast hot dog mode Kessel! Do the thing!

ICYMI

Spitfires make it past the Otters - ElSeldo
Despite looking close early on, the Spitfires survived on the back of their goalie.

WHW: Race in women’s hockey - Nafio and Baseball Annie
Leif Boork and the Damkronorna, and other news from league to league to league.

Maple Leafs are bringing the rookies to Ricoh - Katya
After years of going on the road to London, the Leafs’ rookie tournament is coming back to Toronto.

Other News

Nicolas Hague - 2017 NHL Draft Profile - MLHS
Hague is a 2017-draft eligible defenceman for the Mississauga Steelheads with intriguing size and offensive upside.

Are three Cups enough for this era of Blackhawks hockey? - Second City Hockey
[Species: From the obnoxious headlines department.]

Knowing Expansion Rules is Key to Creating Expansion Lists - Winging It In Motown
[Species: Who has time to read all the rules? Publish whatever you think is right.]

Crunch survive late scare from Bruins for 5-4 victory - Raw Charge
[Species: BOOOOOOOO! DIE CRUNCH!]

A moment of self-awareness: admitting how spoiled we are as hockey fans in Pittsburgh - PensBurgh
[Species: Only a moment, eh?]

Tennessee Has Sneakily Compiled The Next Great Sports Drought - FiveThirtyEight
It’s never won a title, probably because Massachusetts is hogging them all.

Rinne’s Yearlong Journey from Anguish to Triumph - On the Forecheck
Just over a year ago, Pekka Rinne was in San Jose, reflecting on whether his best chance at glory had come and gone. What a journey it has been since then.