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Loui Eriksson and Team Sweden's podium finish
Loui Eriksson and Team Sweden's podium finish
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What's next? IIHF World Championship and Calder Cup Playoffs!


  • Here's a heapin' helping of conjecture- three predictions for the Bruins this offseason, including a promotion. [TheHockeyWriters]

  • Come on, Bruins, if you don't want Claude Julien SAY SO. There are plenty of teams that do. [WEEI]

  • The Bruins did finally fess up about Zdeno Chara 's injury. [BostonHerald]

  • Loui Eriksson has said yes to Team Sweden for the IIHF World Championship, as he felt his season ended too quickly with the Bruins. He would consider another championship a fine consolation prize. No mention of Carl Soderberg , that traitor! (In Swedish, you must cut and paste to Google Translate) [Aftonbladet]

  • There is excitement in Providence as the PBruins prepare for the Calder Cup playoffs. [ProvidenceJournal]

  • It appears Jeremy Smith is going to be the go-to goalie for the PBruins at the outset. BONUS: The series schedule of games. [BostonHerald]

  • The PBruins look very strong for a number of reasons, which are outlined here.  [ProvidenceJournal]

  • And the brightest star of the Calder Cup playoffs? Why, David Pastrnak , of course! BONUS: Have a look at other young Czechs around the AHL. (Google translation from original Czech) [Aktualne]

  • Have a quick visit with Pastrnak, Ryan Spooner , and Linus Arnesson . [Bruins.NHL]

Elsewhere around the rink:


  • Hey, Peter Chiarelli, the Penguins may be calling you... [ThePensBlog]

  • A bunch of former Bruins are still playing for the Stanley Cup, let's check in and see how they and their teams are doing. [BruinsDaily]

  • Naughty Patrice Bergeron has NOT been nominated for the Lady Byng Trophy. Here is the short list of finalists. [TheHockeyNews]

  • Have a look at some of the most surprising statistics of the season that affected fantasy hockey, including Bergeron's benchmark. [DobberSports]

  • The Oilers won the draft lottery, what moves might they make as a result? [TheHockeyNews]

  • Can't we all just get along? One take on recent reports of fan harassment at playoff games. [WhatsUpYaSieve]

  • It was a bold move for ASU to take the leap to Division I hockey, here's a recap of how this all came about. [HouseOfSparky]

  • The NWHL will be "the first paid professional women's hockey league in North America." Book it- Bloomberg said so.  [Bloomberg]

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