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The NHL draft lottery goes tonight, so if there are any Florida Panthers fans in the greater Portland area ... (CBC Sports)
Stuff you cannot fabricate: The Battle of Alberta is going to a Game 7 which will be played on the 27th anniversary of the Steve Smith game. Not that you would want any defenceman on the Hitmen or Oil Kings to relive that infamy. Also, it's in the same arena. (Calgary Sun, Edmonton Journal)
Will Calgary or Edmonton be able to handle the Portland Winterhawks' speed in the final? (Oregon Live)
Why Oil Kings GM Bob Green prefers to watch games on his laptop, even when he is in the building. (Edmonton Journal)
There's no shame for the Kamloops Blazers in falling short in the Western Conference final, writes Gregg Drinnan. (Kamloops Daily News)
Not hockey per se, but Matt Calkins explains why the media should phase out the term "concussion." (San Diego Union-Tribune)
— Elliott Pap (@ElliottPap) April 29, 2013
The Barrie Colts get Anthony Camara back for Game 7 in Belleville, but now third-year defenceman Jake Dotchin has been suspended for the decider of the Eastern Conference final.
Jake Dotchin of Barrie Colts suspended 5 games by #OHL for his check from behind in Game 6 vs Belleville. Obviously misses Game 7 tonight
— Bayshore News (@NewsBayshore) April 29, 2013
The London Knights host games 1 and 2 of the J. Ross Robertson Cup final on Friday on Sunday, regardless of opponent. (Metro London)
Plymouth Whalers right wing Tom Wilson has joined the Washington Capitals' farm team for the AHL playoffs. (Penn Live)
Take a gander at the architectural rendering of what the North Bay Battalion's new bigs will look like next season. They thought of everything, including the hoser who keeps his tuque on indoors. (North Bay Nugget)
This actually happened. On Monday, the Kitchener Rangers signed first-rounder Michael Davies, just two days after his journalist namesake, Peterborough Petes beat writer Mike Davies, won an Ontario Newspaper Award. (OHL)
So Nathan MacKinnon and the Halifax Mooseheads in a final against Baie-Comeau, the team who originally drafted him in 2011? There is no way people remember that.
Six Saint John Sea Dogs played in the NHL this season, which is impressive for a team which only began play in 2005. (Station Nation)
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