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Edmonton's Mitch Moroz broke down while describing how his team honoured the memory of the late Kristian Pelss throughout its title run: "Every time I go to bed, I see his jersey. Every time I wake up, I see his jersey and I know he helped us out." (Edmonton Journal, Portland Tribune)

Having the memory of Sunday's collapse spurred the Edmonton Oil Kings to close out Portland in Game 7. As Curtis Lazar put it: "We put what happened in Game 6 behind us, we were on a mission today, and we competed and it’s the best feeling in the world." (Edmonton Sun)

Portland has won 62 post-season games in the last four seasons. Several franchises haven't even played half as many. (

Gregg Drinnan ponders whether the WHL's solons have realized there's a correlation between higher-scoring hockey and higher attendance. (Taking Note)


The great variable in a team's Memorial Cup performance is often how well players "manage themselves," according to Guelph skipper Scott Walker. Try not to think about what you were like at age 18. Or at age 18 times two. (Guelph Mercury)

The case for the Florida Panthers to draft Aaron Ekblad. (Rant Sports)

Pending Sault. Ste. Marie Greyhounds grad Matt Murray is doing a lot of observing as a backup in the AHL playoffs. (Sault Star)

Hey-hey, Columbus Blue Jackets prospects in the Memorial Cup. (Puck-Rakers)


If Baie-Comeau wins Game 7, it will be historic. Not just because it would be the Drakkar's first President's Cup, but because it might also do so without having a player among the top five post-season scorers. The last time that happened, the Q still had a Cornwall, Ontario franchise. (Le Soleil)

The Sherbrooke Phoenix have a draft-day trade in the the can, with captain Jonathan Deschamps headed for Cape Breton in return for 18-year-old goalie Alex Bureau. (Le Tribune)

The Drummondville Voltigeurs' Frédérick Gaudreau has signed with the Nashville Predators organization. (Le Nouvelliste)

Neate Sager is a writer for Yahoo! Canada Sports. Follow him on Twitter @neatebuzzthenet.

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