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Your morning links as we prepare for expansion draft nonsense

2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Six Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

The Pittsburgh Penguins are the 2017 Stanley Cup champions. The first team to go back to back since the 97/98 Detroit Red Wings.

Of course, everyone made sure Phil Kessel's biggest fan was informed:

Now that the playoffs are done and the games are out of the way, the expansion draft nonsense can officially begin!

What trades will be announced?

The rumour mongers are ramping up:

There's only six days until the protection lists are announced. Let's go already!

Here are your links:

A (Re)Introduction to Consolidated Draft Pick Value - PDwhoa

Introducing the All-Time Color of Hockey team - Colour of Hockey

Nation Network 2017 Prospect Profile: #15 – Eeli Tolvanen - TLN

Trade Proposal: Let’s Get Ovi - The Cannon
Why not go for it?

Player Grades 2017: Luke Schenn, the reliable blueliner - Five For Howling
The former fifth overall (2008) pick landed with the Coyotes in the offseason. How did he fare?

The Five Worst Experiences from the Rangers’ 2016-17 Season - Blueshirt Banter
When you finish the regular season with over 100 points and advance to the second round of the playoffs, that would be a successful season for plenty of teams around the NHL. However, the New York...

Potential trade partner: Calgary Flames - Blue Seat Blogs :: Blue Seat Blogs
But not all trades are about protecting players. Enter the Calgary Flames. Both of their goaltenders –Chad Johnson, Brian Elliott– are UFAs, and neither played well last season. Elliott was supposed to stabilize their goaltending situation, but that did not work out as planned. As such, they definitely need a goaltender. Enter Antti Raanta.

Could the Carolina Hurricanes and Winnipeg Jets make a trade? - Arctic Ice Hockey
The Carolina Hurricanes are looking at trading a defenceman. Should the Winnipeg Jets be interested?

Nashville Predators 0, Pittsburgh Penguins 2: This Incredible Season Is Over - On the Forecheck
The Predators couldn’t force a Game 7 tonight. This wacky, amazing, city-changing, life-altering season is over.

Pittsburgh Penguins 2017 Stanley Cup Champions!!!! - PensBurgh
For the 5th time in franchise history, the Penguins are the NHL's Stanley Cup champions!!!