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The Stanley Cup is in the building tonight!

Toronto Maple Leafs v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Happy Sunday, PPP!

Tonight could, potentially, be the last game of this NHL season. We’ve seen blowouts for both sides this series—will we get the Game 3 Predators, or the Game 5 Penguins? Some hellish combination of the two? Personally, I’m just waiting for this series to be over so we can move on to the real hockey news of the moment: dissecting Auston Matthews’ offseason fashion choices. I heard he wore a bowler hat recently!

Here are some links to keep you occupied before tonight’s game:

ICYMI

Canada to play in Karjala Cup - Pension Plan Puppets
One of the traditional tournaments of the Euro Hockey Tour has added two teams in this Olympic season.

Orlando Solar Bears’ newest rival hires experience behind the bench and in front office - Pension Plan Puppets
The Jacksonville Icemen named Jason Christie as their head coach and Vice President of Hockey Operations.

Who runs the 31 NHL teams and where did they come from? - Pension Plan Puppets
Quick, how many GMs can you name? What about assistants and special advisors?

Stuff We Didn’t Write

30 Thoughts: Who might waive no-move clause ahead of expansion draft? - Sportsnet.ca
Monday at 5 p.m. ET is the deadline for teams to ask players to waive no-move clauses for the purposes of the expansion draft. Elliotte Friedman touches on that and much more in his latest 30 Thoughts.

Pens proving it possible to win Cup without superstar D-man - Article - TSN
Leafs fans everywhere suddenly prick up their ears.

NHL draft 2017: Could Nolan Patrick and Nico Hischier both be on the board at No. 2? - Broad Street Hockey
It seems unlikely the Devils would go off the board, but it sounds like they may at least be giving the idea some thought.

Photo gallery: Calder Cup finals, Syracuse Crunch vs. Grand Rapids, games 3 and 4 - Raw Charge
Moments from the Syracuse Crunch’s two home games so far in the Calder Cup finals against the Grand Rapids Griffins.