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First up, remember that the #DRWAwards hosted by our very own Helmerroids is going on tonight on Twitter. you can follow at @Helmerroids and with #DRWAwards.

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Prospect Spotlight: Moritz Seider enjoys impressive season in Sweden - NHL.com

“Is he ready to play in the NHL next year? Based on his size and his strength, I think so. But we’ll see,” Yzerman said. “He’ll be back for training camp next year and (we’ll) just see how he does at that point. We think he’s a very good prospect and he’s got a great attitude and tremendous potential, so we’ll see how he does through training camp, through the preseason and just continue to go one step at a time.”

Y’all let me know when you’re sick of talking about Moritz Seider and I’ll carefully take that into consideration as I keep doing it anyway because it makes me happy.

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Predicting Round 1 of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs - Sportsnet

With that, I hate, hate, hate betting against McDavid here, but I’m taking the Jets. Were it not for McDavid, maybe I’d be making a more bold selection than “in seven games,” but I can’t bring myself to do it against a guy who surpassed 100 points in a 56-game season.

They also pick the Bruins to upset the Caps, but that one seems to be a more-common pick than the Jets over the Oilers.