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From the Branches: Long-time Leafs foe Bryan Murray dies and other links

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You will be missed, sir.

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NHL Entry Draft
(L-R) Mike Babcock, Head Coach Cincinnati Mighty Ducks, Scout Richard Green, Cheif Amatuer Scout Alain Chainey, and Bryan Murray stand with Joffrey Lupul after being selected seventh overall by the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim during the first round NHL Entry Draft on June 22, 2002 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario.
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I’m not entirely sure long-time Sens GM Bryan Murray would appreciate being memorialised with that header picture but when it came up in my search it was so epic I couldn’t not.

Tributes to Bryan Murray

NHL icon Bryan Murray dies of cancer at 74 | Toronto Star
Longtime coach and general manager who led Ottawa Senators to 2007 Stanley Cup final battled stage 4 colon cancer since 2014.

NHL legend Bryan Murray built winners and lasting bonds: Cox | Toronto Star
No-nonsense NHL coach and GM had knack for turning franchises around, and getting to the point.

NHL fixture Bryan Murray a long-time coach, general manager; became cancer-screening advocate - The Globe and Mail
Murray, who made it to three Stanley Cup finals, stayed with Ottawa as general manager after his colon-cancer diagnosis in 2014

Bryan Murray Passes Away - Anaheim Calling
The former Mighty Ducks coach and GM has died at the age of 74.

Bryan Murray Passes Away at Age 74 - Silver Seven
Bryan Murray has passed away, the team confirmed this afternoon.

ICYMI

KHL 101: A basic guide to the largest league in the world - Pension Plan Puppets
Some great weekend reading from Katya.

2017 Top 25 Under 25 recap: #20-16 - Pension Plan Puppets
Gunnar recaps Week 2

Fanpost of the week

Maple Leafs History with Singjay: Happy's Hijinks - Pension Plan Puppets
Singjay returns, this time with tales of Hap Day

Other news

Alt-right hate group uses Red Wings logo, team issues statement - Winging It In Motown
If you were wondering whether having a new managing editor meant a different stance on social issues - on this blog we continue to condemn Nazis, including those in Virginia yesterday.

Denis Shapovalov’s amazing run at the Rogers Cup ended last night.

And it was media day for Team Canada yesterday, so here’s a shot of Markham Thunder forward Laura Stacey with Toronto Furies defenders Renata Fast and Erin Ambrose

Media day fun in Calgary! Excited for the journey ahead

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