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Wednesday’s FTB: Vegas trades stay secret, awesome Penguins art, and more links

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Dammit we want trades NOW!

Las Vegas NHL Franchise Reveals Team Name And Logo
The fans don’t care about trades related to the expansion draft, just like they don’t care about the salary cap!
Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Rumours abound about possible trades teams have made with the Vegas Golden Knights, but we won’t hear about any of them until after the expansion draft, which is dumb, but hey it’s the NHL! They probably think fans don’t care about trades.

This is an amazing cartoon of the playoffs:

Maple Leafs!

The Maple Leafs Should Be Targeting Brendan Smith in Free Agency - Bloggers Tribune

10 players that the Leafs should walk away from this summer - TLN

Calder Cup!

The Calder Cup has been awarded, and the Grand Rapids Griffins (Red Wings) defeated the Syracuse Crunch (Lightning) in six games to take home the AHL Championship. Hopefully this doesn’t mean good things for the Red Wings future.

Frk Yeah - Griffins Win Calder Cup Championship - Winging It In Motown
Calder Cup Playoffs – Calder Cup Finals – Game 6 – Grand Rapids Wins Series, 4-2

Crunch fall two wins short of a Calder Cup championship - Raw Charge
The Syracuse Crunch fought hard until the end but came up just short of capturing the Calder Cup.

Rumours and trash

It’s that season so here are some rumours and made up stuff for you!

New York Islanders Trade Rumors: Travis Hamonic and Calvin de Haan - Lighthouse Hockey
Insider Darren Dreger muses over what we’ve all been thinking.

NHL rumors: What if the Flyers trade for Marc-Andre Fleury after Vegas takes him in the Expansion Draft? - Broad Street Hockey
It would drive Penguins fans insane.

Could Niklas Hjalmarsson become a Calgary Flame? - Matchsticks and Gasoline
Chicago is in a heap of cap trouble and the Flames have space

Contracts!

Predators Sign Yannick Weber to One-Year Deal - On the Forecheck
Yber will be back for the 2017-18 season.

Sabres sign Linus Ullmark to two-year extension - Die By The Blade
Ullmark was set to be an RFA, and could still be a target for Vegas

Expansion Draft!

Dion Phaneuf Expected to Decline to Waive No-Move Clause - Silver Seven
Asked and seemingly answered - Dion Phaneuf will have to be protected

Who has been asked to waive their no-movement clause? - Puck Daddy

Other stuff!

2017 NHL Draft Profile: Martin Nečas (F, Kometa Brno, CZE) - Five For Howling
Kometa Brno's Martin Nečas might be the second coming of Clayton Keller. And that is going to make him very popular in the draft indeed. Maybe just not in Arizona.

Is Kevin Klein “Retiring” to Europe? - Blueshirt Banter
In all the conversations about revamping the defense, no one saw this coming.

Kevin Klein's potential retirement has huge implications :: Blue Seat Blogs
Kevin Klein's retirement would clear $2.9 million from the salary cap, giving the Rangers many more options this offseason.

Zdeno Chara was still taking crazy minutes at his age in 2016-17 - Stanley Cup of Chowder
He old, but he ain’t quitting yet.

Summer of Stanley: 6/12/2017 Pool Party at Sidney Crosby's house - PensBurgh
Summer of Stanley: 6/12/2017 Pool Party at Sidney Crosby's house

Happy parade day Penguins fans!