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Fresh Links: Yay Tre Kronor Edition

Linus Arnesson joins the increasing band of Swedish players in Boston.

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Hooray for the Tre Kronor! (Loui Eriksson)
Hooray for the Tre Kronor! (Loui Eriksson)
Martin Rose

The Bruins Swede up.

  • Collect them all! Linus Arnesson will join a bunch of his countrymen in Boston and Providence. Comparable players are Andrew Ference or Dennis Seidenberg, according to the Bruins' head European scout. [HockeyBuzz]
  • And of COURSE Patrice Bergeron thanks all participants in the EA NHL15 cover vote, whether you voted for him or not. [NESN]
  • Malcolm Subban might be the key to the Bruins' ability to find some speed for next season. [CausewayCrowd]
  • Hi, I'm Chad Johnson has earned a good look from the Stars, who seek a backup for Kari Lehtonen. [Fansided]
  • Seen at the scene... Mr. and Mrs. Shawn Thornton and Tuukka Rask dining with Kevin Youkilis and Julie Brady. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Justin Florek took a picture of his new daughter, with icebergs in the background! [@justFLOrek]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • There will be no repeat Stanley Cup Champion this year, as the Blackhawks fell to the Kings. [USAToday]
  • Will the Rangers vs. King finals be a test of speed vs. depth and toughness? [NHL]
  • A dejected looking Youppi is a very good sport, as he donned a Rangers sweater as part of a bet he lost to Jimmy Fallon. On the bright side: Boy, did he collect hugs! [CTV]
  • Take a look at the history of the postgame handshake line. [NYTimes]
  • Let's examine the cost per win paid by the NHL teams that advanced past the first playoff round this year. [TheMotleyFool]
  • If the NHL wishes to minimize the guilty pleasure that is flopping, they have a long way to go. [BostonHerald]
  • It is time for the annual conversation about hitting in hockey, and how soon is too soon for youths. [TheBostonGlobe]
  • Enjoy a photo gallery of Great Game 7s, featuring a lot of Bruins memories both happy and not so much. [SportsIllustrated]
  • The NHL combine ended Saturday, one candidate failed to complete a single pull-up. Zdeno Chara would be horrified. [CBSSports]
  • One last look at the HNIC set at CBC... [@FriedgeHNIC]