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A Swede is still negotiating with the Bruins, and a rocker's son signs as a pro in England

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Wouldn't it be nice to see Loui Eriksson in the Spoked B next season?
Wouldn't it be nice to see Loui Eriksson in the Spoked B next season?
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Talk is good...

  • As long as both parties are talking, a deal is still possible for the Bruins to retain Loui Eriksson .[Hockeybuzz]

  • Nap, or practice? A professor of sleep science aided the Bruins in their successful coast-to-coast Stanley Cup Final in 2011, which should have come as no surprise to the Canucks, who had already been employing the same techniques to their own benefit.[ESPN]

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • The community of Fort McMurray scrimped and saved to send their PeeWee team to the big tournament in Quebec. Scottie Upshall explains how it took a village to win a championship, and how wonderful the people of his hometown are.[ThePlayersTribune]

  • NBCSN reports decreased viewership for this year's conference finals.[SportsMediaWatch]

  • If you have interest, here's an avenue to explore the possibility of a career in hockey officiating- even if you have a nontraditional background.[Hockeybuzz]

  • Paul Bissonnette asserts that hockey captains are way more than simple figureheads, and that their leadership determines the tone for the team.[USAToday]

  • Fortunate son: the genetically blessed Liam Stewart has returned from injury to sign as a pro in England.[BBC]