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The charming Swedish forward is headed for Boston

Anton Blidh, welcome to Boston!
Anton Blidh, welcome to Boston!
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Another import from Sweden!

  • Anton Blidh has signed with the Bruins. (Google translation from Swedish) [RylanderJohan]

  • Those rumors linking Matt Bartkowski and the Canucks are growing legs.  [TheCanuckWay]

  • Whither Max Talbot? He really didn't get a chance to strut his stuff in only eighteen games. [CausewayCrowd]

  • Derek Sanderson's cautionary tale [TheBostonGlobe] is a natural for the new NBC Sports Films division.  [AwfulAnnouncing]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • Playoff Game #7s seem to be becoming the norm anymore- quick stats on the Eastern and Western matchups, and the firm schedule for the Finals.  [SouthCoastToday]

  • Former PBruin David Ling dishes on playing hockey in Russia, where the biggest battle was how to get your fistful of cash pay to the bank without being robbed. [SlapshotDiaries]

  • And it is Dan Bylsma to the Sabres...  [PittsburghPostGazette]

  • ...even as Peter DeBoer takes the helm in San Jose.  [TSN]

  • Meet CapFriendly, yet another site hoping to be heir apparent to the beloved, late CapGeek. [BarDown]

  • A little bit of win can go a long way to motivate, as Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle return to Edmonton with gold medals and memories of playing alongside Canada's very best.  [EdmontonJournal]

  • Regardless of outcome in these playoffs, prepare to bid goodbye to the Blackhawks that you know and love.  [Grantland]

  • The late Tore Purdy was a pioneer of hockey analytics.  Travis Yost asserts that "Basically everything that we do now was built upon the foundation that he laid..."  [ESPN]

  • Drat. It looks like Vladimir Sobotka is staying in Russia.  [StLouisPostDispatch]

  • In other media news, Fansided has been sold to Time, Inc.  [AwfulAnnouncing]

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