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It’s almost June, the Raptors are headed to the finals, and OH YEAH the SCF starts tonight.

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Good morning!

Hope you all had a great weekend. The Toronto Raptors beat the Milwaukee Bucks in six straight games to win their first Eastern Conference title en route to their first NBA Finals appearance.

Also, the Stanley Cup Finals begin tonight, with the once-terrible St. Louis Blues set to take on the always-shitty Boston Bruins. Should be a fun one. Can’t wait to ignore it completely. #RapsInFour.

Let’s get you caught up around the wOILd...

From Us:

Somehow, Slava Voynov’s suspension was cleaved in half late last week. That sucks. (Copper & Blue)

From Elsewhere:

We previewed the IIHF World Championship weekend. Canada has since blown it. Darnell Nurse will bring home a Silver Medal for his efforts. (Sportsnet)

What to expect when you’re expecting Joakim Nygard. (OilersNation)

Get acquainted with the Oilers in the system. (OilersNation)

For Money:

Lowetide checks in at the Athletic about what Nygard’s signing might mean for Summer 2019. (The Athletic)

LT again with a look at Evan Bouchard. (The Athletic)

Let us know in the comments who you’ve got in the SCF - and in the NBA finals - Canada is a basketball country, after all.

Til next time.