Here are your links for today:
Prepare yourselves, it’s time for that most exciting of offseason traditions: THE DRAFT LOTTERY IS TODAY. Get yourself to a TV at 7 p.m. ET: [NHL]
If you’re just starting to turn toward thinking about the draft, here’s a good rundown of the top part of the draft and some of the uncertainty that teams will face: [The Athletic ($)]
It’s possible you may have heard that the Leafs finished off their … impressive … collapse to the Canadiens:
The Montreal Canadiens come back from being down 3-1 in the series to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 7! pic.twitter.com/r2nQAbDG6K— TSN (@TSN_Sports) June 1, 2021
There's always next year...?— Hockey Night in Canada (@hockeynight) June 1, 2021
The @NYRangers went from 1941 to 1993 without a Stanley Cup, finally winning in 1994 to break the 53-year drought
The @MapleLeafs have now gone from 1967 to 2021 without a Cup, a stretch of 54 years pic.twitter.com/O4pcArtApc
The Toronto Maple Leafs have set a NHL record: They have lost their last 8 consecutive opportunities to clinch a series.— Brad T (@Sammich_BLT) June 1, 2021
Previous record of 7 was set in 1942 by Montreal, and tied by the Pens in 1979, the Flames in 2004, the Coyotes in 2012, and the Leafs last Saturday.
Your Vezina finalists:
Marc-Andre Fleury (@GoldenKnights), Philipp Grubauer (@Avalanche) and Andrei Vasilevskiy (@TBLightning) are the three finalists for the 2020-21 Vezina Trophy. https://t.co/kbe35DGGtR #NHLAwards pic.twitter.com/166QYfMrFA— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) June 1, 2021
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