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Weekend Links Roundup: Kuraly, Blackwell shine at WJC evaluation camp

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ST PAUL, MN - JUNE 25:  133rd overall pick Sean Kuraly by the San Jose Sharks poses for a portrait during day two of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 25, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
ST PAUL, MN - JUNE 25: 133rd overall pick Sean Kuraly by the San Jose Sharks poses for a portrait during day two of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft at Xcel Energy Center on June 25, 2011 in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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  • Sean Kuraly scored a goal and assisted on one scored by fellow Sharks prospect Colin Blackwell in the first Team USA intrasquad game of their World Junior Championships evaluation camp yesterday in Lake Placid. [USA Hockey]
  • Speaking of prospects, here's a great summary of how the NHL-CHL transfer agreement works. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]
  • Friend of the blog Jeff Angus takes an exhaustive look at Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson and whether the former No. 1 overall pick is finally en route to living up to his potential. [Angus Certified]
  • Cassie McClellan ponders what an NHL team in Seattle could mean for the league and the city. [SBN Seattle]
  • The term "moneypuck" is as cringeworthy as it is overused but it applies to no team in the NHL more than Phoenix. Mike Colligan takes a terrific look at how Coyotes GM Don Maloney is winning an unfair game. [The Hockey Writers]
  • Ex-Shark and all-around great human Manny Malhotra will be marching in today's Pride Parade in Vancouver, just like current Shark Tommy Wingels did in Chicago's iteration of the parade a little over a month ago. [Canucks Army]
  • Ellen Etchingham reviews the first two months of the Marc Bergevin era in Montreal. [Backhand Shelf]