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From the Branches: What are you expecting?

From Pension Puppets

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Harlem
By Langston Hughes

What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore—
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over—
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

From the Front Page and Stuff

Stars trade | PPP fanpost by a guy from Defending Big D
Phaneuf and Reimer for Ales Hemsky, Kari Lehtonen, Jamie Oleksiak, 2016 first and second rounders.

James van Riemsdyk, baseball player | PPP
Well, I mean, we all knew his skill didn’t stop at pucks.

Andreas Johnson with a slick interception and Mååååååååål! | PPP

WATCH: Piccinich finds Marner to give London 3-0 lead over Sarnia | PPP

WATCH: Marner scores second of the game against Sarnia | PPP

Recap: Canes 1, Reimer 0 (OT) | PPP
Reimer did everything but score.

Hockey 30 stories high: My night at Molson Canadian’s rooftop rink | El Sellout
I was invited to check out the Molson Canadian’s #AnythingForHockey rooftop rink and it was an unbelievable experience.

Trade Him Or Keep Him: Tyler Bozak | PPP

Tim Horton, Turk Broda, Dave Keon added to Legends Row | PPP

Leafs News

Toronto Maple Leafs: Dion Phaneuf Rumours Re-emerge | Tip of the Tower
“Trade rumours surrounding Toronto Maple Leafs captain Dion Phaneuf have once again re-emerged. But according to a report, Phaneuf is unlikely to waive his limited no-trade clause.”

James Reimer’s future with Maple Leafs far from certain | Sportsnet
“Ninety-one different men have tended goal for the Toronto Maple Leafs over the years, but only a handful have done so as long as James Reimer.”

James van Riemsdyk remains with Maple Leafs for now | Fansided
“TSN 1050 in Toronto makes a mistake quoting James van Riemsdyk trade”

Maple Leafs’ Rielly making strides: Coach Babcock | Toronto Sun
“Head coach Mike Babcock was singing the young defenceman’s praises after Toronto’s game-day skate on Thursday.”

Things are actually going kind of well for the Toronto Maple Leafs (despite their record) | National Post
My, what optimism!

Dave Keon ending Maple Leafs exile, set to be honoured | Sportsnet
“The fence has finally been mended between the Maple Leafs and their biggest legend.”

Other Hockey News & Recaps

Denna Laing honored by Bruins in touching pregame ceremony (Video) | Yahoo

Return to Panthers revitalizing, perspective-changing for Luongo | ESPN
“It is a glorious, sunny day in the twilight of Florida Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo’s career. Or maybe “twilight” isn’t quite the right term currently for of one of the game’s most successful, highest-profile netminders.”

Devils Beat Sens 6-3 | SSS
The Ottawa Senators entered play a single point behind the New Jersey Devils for the final play-off spot in the East.

Canucks leave Boston smiling after winning 4-2 | NucksMisconduct
“Daniel Sedin scored goal number 347 and 348 to become the Canucks all-time goal scoring leader as the Canucks beat Boston.”

Lightning win 7th straight, end Blackhawks’ 12-game streak | Puck Daddy
YEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH.

Flyers vs Penguins recap: Flyers win streak against the Pens ends (and it stunk) | BSH
“Flyers fall to the Penguins, 4-3. It was theeeee wooooorst.” — the URL alone is worth reading.

Penguins vs. Flyers recap: Kessel, Crosby lead Pens to win over Philly | Pensburgh
“The Pittsburgh Penguins overcome a 2-0 deficit to score 4 straight goals and hold off the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 to win an important divisional matchup.”

Highlight Recap, Game #48: Flames at Blue Jackets | JacketsCannon
“First we lost Bobrovsky, then we lost the game.”

Matt Hendricks blocks shot with d*** | Sportsnet
Katya, another story for our file!

Counting seashells with Trocheck and Ekblad | ESPN
“I posed naked on the beach, covered in seashells.” — Aaron Ekblad. I’m not joking, he said that.

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