Can we just fast forward to next week? I love the Stanley Cup Final as much as the next person, but there’s so much more to look forward to once it’s over. Expansion draft! Real draft! Free Agency! Right now though? With a two day gap? [fart noises]

Here are your links.

2017 NHL Draft: Potential Targets for Each of the Maple Leafs Picks  -Bloggers Tribune The 6th round pick is the best one

The time is now to reclaim the “lost generation” of Leafs fans - TLN

Meet the 2016-17 Color of Hockey All-Star team - Colour of Hockey

A Change of Scenery | The Blue and White Brotherhood
Fast-forward to today and Kessel and Subban – still impactful players on their respective teams – are now facing off in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Smashedville: Behind Predators fans’ insane 93 Coors Light, $1,127 playoff bar tab - Puck Daddy

NHL Mock Draft 2017: Vancouver Canucks Select... - Nucks Misconduct
The annual SBN NHL Mock Draft selection is in, how did we do?

[You jumped the gun and published early is what you did.]

2017 NHL Draft Profile: Out of nowhere, Cale Makar is suddenly a hot commodity - Canes Country
Playing in Junior A hockey in Alberta, Makar was off the radar to start the year, but not anymore.

What Is A Fair Return For Trading Jordan Eberle? - The Copper & Blue
If Eberle goes, what should come back?

Jonathan Toews shouldn’t stay quiet just because he’s a hockey player - Second City Hockey
Toews’ comments on an issue like climate change may turn some fans off, but that doesn’t mean he should avoid making them.

From the back of the closet - 1998 Entry Draft Information Guide - Raw Charge
All the draft news you needed and it fit in a jacket pocket!

Series Breakdown: Evgeni Malkin Dominated by Predators - On the Forecheck
In what was supposed to be the biggest mismatch for the Penguins, Malkin has been neutralized by the Predators thus far.

Enjoy your day!