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Dennis Seidenberg will not represent Germany at Worlds

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Maybe next time? Dennis Seidenberg
Maybe next time? Dennis Seidenberg
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A long vacation is probably in each Bruin's best interest anyway.

  • Dennis Seidenberg has cited his wish to completely heal a wrist injury ahead of next season in declining to play for Team Germany. (Google translation from German) [SueddeutscheZeitung]

  • Torey Krug and Team USA beat Team Austria 4-1 in their warmup game for the IIHF World Championship. He notched an assist on Steve Moses ' (Leominster, MA) goal. Team USA opens against Team Finland on Mayday. [USAHockey]

  • We'll always have Dougie Hamilton ... And he was a bright spot in an otherwise disappointing season. [Bruins.NHL]

  • One player who made great strides this season was Ryan Spooner , who managed to find his confidence despite yo-yo-ing bnetween Boston and Providence. [Bruins.NHL]

  • One last treat from the Providence Bruins' win on Saturday, a very tall Christopher Breen makes diminutive David Warsofsky really work for his high-five postgame. [Gfycat,Reddit]

  • The Providence Bruins couldn't seem to crank up any scoring and fell to the Hartford Wolf Pack. On to game five for the series. [ProvidenceJournal]

  • Here are a few observations from the loss. [CSNNE]

  • Sound familiar? "...we had the chance to finish the job and we didn’t. It’s that simple." [WEEI]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • As a public service, here are the indicators that should warn you that a sports riot is about to break out, so that you can take cover. [DailyBrew]

  • Meanwhile, across the pond in Sheffield, a reminder that machinations and intrigue in professional hockey are not just a North American thang. [ChasingTheDragons]

  • A quick visit with  His Excellency Björn Lyrvall, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Sweden to the U.S., who asserts that hockey is THE game in his home country, and addresses the Finnish ambassador's assertion that Finns are especially well suited to netminding. [PuckBuddys]

  • Officials swallowing their whistles has led to flukey goals and blown calls deciding otherwise great playoff games this year. [TheGlobeAndMail]

  • Pixar's new movie Inside Out will offer a helping of hockey in the storyline. Have a look at the trailer. (With video) [TheHockeyWriters]

  • That's the spirit, Rangers Twitter! No capital letters will be Tweeted during the series against the Washington Capitals . [TheScore]

  • On a more serious note, moving on in life after hockey is problematic for some. [ThePinkPuck]

  • It was the Sudbury Lady Wolves over the Red Deer Chiefs to win the Esso Cup (female midget hockey national championship.) [CBC]

  • If regular hockey is not challenging enough, try it as a deaf player. [OttawaCitizen]