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Bergeron! Bergeron! Bergeron!
Bergeron! Bergeron! Bergeron!
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Patrice Bergeron is again a finalist for the Frank J. Selke Trophy.

  • The Selke finalists are the same as last year- Patrice Bergeron is going for his third win in four nominations. Pity those bridesmaids Jonathan Toews and Anze Kopitar ! [BostonHerald] Have a look at stats on all three finalists. [WEEI]

  • Got rumors? Zdeno Chara is featured, and Milan Lucic might tie in with the Oilers' plans? [SpectorsHockey]

  • The search for Peter Chiarelli's replacement has begun. [ESPN]

  • Here's a slideshow of the issues the New Guy will need to address, and quickly! Will Dougie Hamilton be in the same situation that Torey Krug and Reilly Smith were last fall? []

  • The PBruins couldn't seem to fire up the offense last evening, and lost to the Hartford Wolf Pack. [PatriotLedger]

  • Two Warsofsky brothers will be participating in playoff hockey, each in a different league, and in different capacities. [EnterpriseNews]

  • Geoff Ward, fresh from his Adler Mannheim's championship victory, will be an assistant coach for Team Germany in the IIHF World Championship. Head coach Cortina hopes this will help Dennis Seidenberg (whose name sometimes translates as "Silk" here) decide to participate. (Google translation from German) [WZ-newsline]

  • Happy birthday, Claude Julien, despite current events. Hey, remember that time in Fredericton...? [WEEI]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Peter Chiarelli was visiting Edmonton to meet with the Oilers.  He has history with CEO Bob Nicholson. [EdmontonJournal]

  • An NHL franchise in Las Vegas is a bad gamble- here's why. [FiveThirtyEight]

  • Another bad gamble is on expensive goalies. Teams this season have made hay with rising talent on the cheap. [TheGlobeAndMail]

  • Daniel Carcillo wrote movingly about his grief at the loss of Steve Montador. [ThePlayersTribune]

  • Special needs?  Organizers at Worlds have to arrange for a lot of things like drinking water, pucks, and soap. Oh, and one other odd request for the Swedes... [IIHFWorlds2015]

  • Happy campers: The NWHL will hold open player camps for free agents. [NWHL]

  • Matt Dumba has a suggestion for handling Brave Steve Ott ... [HockeyWilderness]

  • Take a look at how hockey statistics have teams reassessing the need for "enforcer" style players. (With video, 8:43) [Hockey-Graphs]

  • Looking back, another position on ice has gone the way of the dodo after 1917.  Remember the "rover?" [GreatestHockeyLegends]