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Weekend Roundup: Rookies, or Wookies?

Bruins rookie camp opens this week, the Finnish Flash returns, Vanek doesn't want to be traded, Read might be traded... Yay, hockey!

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Don't trade me, bro!
Don't trade me, bro!
Bruce Bennett

Bruins News:

  • Kirk Luedeke takes a look at the attendees of this year's Bruins rookie camp. [New England Hockey Journal]
  • Haggs says Peter Chiarelli's contract extension is well deserved. [CSNNE]
  • What's it like to hang with Bruins prospect Rob O'Gara? [New England Hockey Journal]
  • The answer is to rely on youth: Chiarelli hopes to be able to give some of the kiddies a chance. [Boston Herald]

Around the League:

  • The Finnish Flash (Teemu Selanne) has announced plans to return to the Ducks for his final season. [New York Daily News]
  • Always wanted to get your Star Wars geek friends into hockey? Here you go. [Whatculture]
  • Is the 2014 Stadium Series too much, or just right?  [The Hockey Writers]
  • Are the Flyers planning to move Matt Read?  [USA Today]
  • Canada will be pretty deep up the middle at Sochi - what about the USA?  [USA Today]
  • Sabres sniper Tomas Vanek claims he never requested a trade out of Buffalo (why wouldn't he?!). [Pro Hockey Talk]
  • Henrik Lundqvist disagrees with the (obviously) controversial anti-gay Russian laws, but wants to keep the focus on sports. [The New York Times]
  • Everybody has a crazy-good game now and then; here's a list of eight unlikely NHL performances. []

Hey, this isn't hockey!

  • You can buy some pretty weird stuff on Amazon. [iVillage]
  • DO WANT (okay, maybe this is slightly hockey). [eBay]
  • A gif, for your enjoyment. [imgur]