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While Uncle Leo is off at Wimbledon, the kids are getting put through their paces.

Washington Capitals v Toronto Maple Leafs - Game Six Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images

Since there have been no natural disasters at Wimbledon during the first week, the tradition of denying me tennis on one of the days I’m actually home to watch it continues. So Sunday’s a day of catching up on hockey. Or something.

ICYMI

It may be summer, and the weekend, but we keep on rolling out the articles at PPP!

Maple Leafs development camp interviews - Pension Plan Puppets
This is the best part of development camp. You actually get to see the prospects as people for a brief moment.

The Leafs need to move out at least one player: who is it to be? - Pension Plan Puppets
It seems obvious, but there’s a lot of options to consider.

Furies and Thunder welcome new GMs - Pension Plan Puppets
Nicole Latreille joins the Furies while Chelsea Purcell gets a promotion with the Thunder

More development camp news

In a completely unrelated coincidence, all of today’s links are from TSN, the channel I spent approximately six hours watching tennis on yesterday.

Liljegren unfazed by the spotlight at Leafs development camp - Video - TSN
Being a first round pick has put Timothy Liljegren in the spotlight among Leafs development camp invitees, but he's unfazed by the sudden interest, instead soaking in the new experiences and making new friends. Kristen Shilton has more.

Brooks primed to take next step with Leafs - Article - TSN
When it comes to facing a challenge head-on, Adam Brooks has become a bit of a savant.

Liljegren, Rasanen, Gordeev soaking up as much as they can from Robidas - Video - TSN
Maple Leafs 2017 draft picks Timothy Liljegren, Eemeli Rasanen, and Fedor Gordeev explain how much they're learning from former NHL defenceman Stephane Robidas at Leafs development camp. Rasanen and Gordeev also give their takeaways from Liljegren's play so far.

Other news

Congratulations to Jake Gardiner, who got married this weekend. Also recently married: Alexander Ovechkin.

Russia President Vladimir Putin congratulates Alex Ovechkin and wife Nastya on their wedding - RMNB
Not only did Vladimir Putin meddle in the US elections, he also infiltrated Alex Ovechkin’s wedding.

I wouldn’t normally link to MHH but it’s Future Leaf Matt Duchene! It’s our duty as Leafs fans to get to know him.

Avalanche Summer Social Media Series: Matt Duchene - Mile High Hockey
Get to know your favourite Avalanche players through their own online adventures

Checking out hockey players’ social media seems to be a summer trend:

Predators in the Wild: Summer Edition - On the Forecheck
The Nashville Predators are enjoying their summer, I guess we should too.