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Fresh Links: Canada Day

Happy Canada Day, eh?

World Cup Of Hockey 2016 Final - Game One - Europe v Canada
Brad Marchand harries Jaroslav Halak
Photo by Andre Ringuette/World Cup of Hockey via Getty Images

Keep Calm and Bergeron.

  • Bruce Cassidy is confident that his team will do what needs to be done to win in this odd playoff year. NHL
  • So far, Bruins players have not been among those NHLers voicing concerns about returning to playoff hockey. HockeyBuzz
  • Which 30 Bruins will move forward with the team into Phase 3? 985 THe Sports Hub
  • Having fled Boston with only his girlfriend, dog, and carry-on luggage, Joakim Nordstrom got to see first hand how Sweden approached COVID-19. He spoke about how that differed from the Bay State’s approach. Boston Herald

Elsewhere around the rink:

  • In news of former Bruins: Jarome Iginla’s call to join the Hall of Fame begs the reminder that he could have been a Bruin a little longer. Scouting Post Mark Recchi recalled his favorite Stanley Cup playoff goal, and yes, it involved the Bruins- just not as we would have hoped. NHL A quintet of forgettable signings for the Islanders includes a couple of former Bruins. Eyes on Isles You can now snap up Brad Stuart’s snazzy villa with ocean views. Los Angeles Times
  • Which players will walk away with all the annual NHL Awards hardware? The Score
  • Dive into four misconceptions and one sure thing about the NHL Draft upcoming this Friday evening. The Hockey News
  • The Hockey Diversity Alliance has met, and have now stated their goals. (Video, 38:34) YouTube
  • The Queer Eye crew took on a challenge when they agreed to polish Gritty. NHL
  • Remember Bruin Eddie LeBec from “Cheers”? The character was abruptly written out in a deliberately bizzare way following the actor’s on-air faux pas. Looper

COVID-19, Stanley Cup Playoff structure in the news:

  • And, naturally, which party wll be called upon to bear the brunt of recovering lost revenue, perhaps for years to come? The Hockey News
  • Pssst! The hubub is now swirling around Edmonton and Toronto. Sportsnet
  • As of June 8th, 26 NHLers have tested positive for COVID-19. NBC Sports