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Fresh Links: Caron, Wayward Son Edition

Happy Canada Day, eh?

And the Jordan Caron era continues
And the Jordan Caron era continues
Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

<p><b> Expect more news as the free agent market opens at noon today. </b></p>


<li> No, really. The Bruins made a qualifying offer to Jordan Caron and included a raise. [<a href="">MetroWestDailyNews</a>]</li>

<li> Zach Trotman understands that the NHL draft is only the beginning. He also has something surprising in common with Andy Brickley. [<a href="|BOS|home">Bruins.NHL</a>]</li>

<li> It appears Radim Vrbata is in the Bruins' sights. [<a href="">NESN</a>]</li>

<li> The Canucks will try to lure Jarome Iginla to Vancouver... [<a href="">@FarhanLaljiTSN</a>]</li>

<li> ...but they will have to beat the Avalanche's bid for him. [<a href="">DenverPost</a>]</li>

<li> There is much at stake for Iginla, not all of it is money. [<a href="">TheBostonGlobe</a>]</li>

<li> It all comes down to a big decision for Iginla. We can only cross our fingers. [<a href="">TauntonGazette</a>]</li>

<li> And in any case, happy birthday wishes to you today, Jarome Iginla, how appropriate that you were born on Canada Day. [<a href="">Wikipedia</a>]</li>

<li> Here's an analysis of the Bruins' farm system. (Video, 2:24) [<a href="">YahooSports</a>]</li>


<p><b> Elsewhere around the rink: </b></p>


<li> Quick Takes: The Canadiens bid adieu to Daniel Briere in favor of P.A. Parenteau of the Avalanche. [<a href="">DenverPost</a>] A shocked Josh Gorges nixed a trade to the Maple Leafs. [<a href="">TSN</a>] Brave Steve Ott might just boomerang back to the Sabres! [<a href="">TheHockeyNews</a>] Jason Spezza is off to the Stars, Alex Chiasson and others go to Ottawa. [<a href="">TSN</a>] The Capitals didn't re-sign Mikhail Grabovski. [<a href="">@ReporterChris</a>]</li>

<li> Free agency changed a bit after the last collective bargaining agreement. [<a href="">TheGlobeAndMail</a>]</li>

<li> This quick read explains why keeping an injured player like Marc Savard on the roster is not cap circumvention. [<a href="">CapGeek</a>]</li>

<li> Here are eight key things to know as Free Agent Frenzy opens at noon. [<a href="">USAToday</a>]</li>

<li> It is a g'dday for the NHL, as the first Australian player is drafted by the Capitals. Oy! [<a href="">SaskyOnSport</a>]</li>

<li> Here's a quick overview of the top NHL free agents. [<a href="">SBNation</a>]</li>

<li> Is it too soon for a recap of the NHL Draft? Of course not! [<a href="">Grantland</a>]</li>

<li> The USHL has become every bit as good as the OHL, WHL, and QMJHL. Take THAT on Canada Day! [<a href="">TheJuniorHockeyNews</a>]</li>