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Good morning one and all,

Power ranking the goalies in the Metropolitan Division. Hmm. Too many good goalies are in our division. [HockeyBuzz]

Phil Kessel has a hot new body courtesy of Gary Roberts, which is all great BUT WHAT ABOUT THE POWER PLAY?? We need goals, so what will his deployment look like? [HockeyBuzz]

This news broke on Saturday, but just to catch you up: Tampa Bay Lightning back-up goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy will be sidelined 2-3 months after undergoing vascular surgery to remove a blod clot from his collarbone. He is 21 years old. [NHL.com]

September 9 will mark one year since Bob Suter is no longer with us. His son and Minnesota Wild star defenseman Ryan Suter is working hard to keep the memory of his dad alive. What a great article. [Twin Cities Pioneer Press]

Recommended read of the day is a great article on the late Steve Montador and great work Daniel Carcillo is doing in his memory. Carcillo knew how to be a pest on the ice, but a thousand stick taps for caring enough to make a difference. [NHL.com]

Patrick Kane will not be attending the NHL's preseason media tour. Shocking, I know. Patty, how would you rate your offseason on a scale of 1-10? [The Score]

Vice Sports looks at the NHL's ugly offseason and asks many questions, including how come the NHL hasn't learned a thing from the NFL and decided to be proactive. [Vice Sports]

Mike Babcock is excited and scared about coaching the Toronto Maple Leafs. Welcome to the world's zaniest fishbowl. [NHL.com]

Interestingly, Babcock's departure was what inspired talented prospect Dylan Larkin to sign an entry-level contract with the Red Wings. [The Score]

Brian Burke was the marshall of Sunday's gay pride parade in Calgary, which was a great occasion to catch up with the You Can Play project. [Globe & Mail]

Down Goes Brown looks on the surprising offseason of fiscla sanity in the NHL, what it tells us, and whether it will continue. [Grantland]

And last but not least, sports fans the City of Brotherly Love, fed up with years of sports futility, have finally figured out how to bring a winning franchise to Philadelphia. A group of Flyers fans has launched a GoFundMe campaign to buy the Pittsburgh Penguins. All donations should be in multiples of '75, cause that's a nice round number. [CBS Sports]