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From the Branches: The Heet is on and other links for Friday

My puns are uninspired, I’m sure someone else will improve on them in the comments.

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.Happy Friday! Today on PPP, Fulemin will be bringing you #11 on our Top 25 Under 25. Later, Baseball Annie weighs in on the CWHL Draft with some Ontario prospects that fans should get excited about.


Timothy Liljegren “is Toronto's player” — Rögle BK not planning with Leafs' top prospect - Pension Plan Puppets
Janik started yesterday with what could be a bit of a scoop.

2017 Top 25 Under 25: #12 Carl Grundstrom - Pension Plan Puppets
After an impressive showing in the Swedish league, the tenacious forward zooms up our rankings.

The Marlies are bringing the heat: Cal Heeter joins the team - Pension Plan Puppets
Cal Heeter brings experience and depth to the Marlies in net.

Other Leafs news

Toronto Maple Leafs' Frederik Andersen feeling refreshed for 2017-8 season after 'different' summer- National Post
Freddie’s back for some pre-pre-season work and Lance Hornby has an interview.

Former Leafs goalie Ben Scrivens continues his notorious facepunching ways.

Around the League

Logan Couture’s “All-in For Brain Research” fundraiser raises over $100,000 - Fear The Fin
A successful casino night in London, Ontario.

Top New Jersey Devils Center Travis Zajac Out for 4 to 6 Months - All About The Jersey
Bad news for the New Jersey Devils today as the team announced that their top center, Travis Zajac, is out for four to six months after surgery to fix a torn left pectoral muscle.

David Pastrnak and why a bridge deal won’t work for anyone - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Instead, they should trade him for peanuts!

The Complete Encyclopedia of John Tavares telling the Toronto Maple Leafs to get lost [Updated 8/17/17] - Lighthouse Hockey
Dan Saraceni got... a little heated yesterday and updated this article. It would be unwise to go on a fieldtrip and poke the bear.

How will the NHL handle the Olympics and the potential friction created with its players? - Canes Country
The league has not announced policy on possible punishment for players who abandon their NHL teams to participate.


Two Colorado Natives Enlisted in the CWHL Draft - Mile High Hockey
The two Colorado natives could be drafted in the CWHL Draft