Hockey Links: Bergeron’s Broken Body; Bryzgalov Drama; Letang Trade?

(Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)
(Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports)

The Chicago Blackhawks are your Stanley Cup Champions! Cab drivers in the vicinity, be on guard. [Huffington Post]

The Bruins were less than two minutes away from sending the Cup final to game seven. And then it all fell apart. And Jarome Iginla finally slept through the night. [Days of Y’orr]

For some reason, Patrick Kane was the Conn Smythe winner. Makes you wonder if the voters actually watched the entire playoffs. [Sabre Noise]

An entertaining look at the Cup presentations in the Gary Bettman era. [Grantland]

Patrice Bergeron played through some pretty horrific injuries and has been in the hospital since the end of game 6. [Globe and Mail]

The tough, play at all costs warrior culture in hockey is glorified, case in point the Gregory Campbell story. But after hearing what Bergeron is suffering from, is it time to save hockey players from themselves? [Yahoo Sports]

Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron (Michael Ivins-US PRESSWIRE)
Boston Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron (Michael Ivins-US PRESSWIRE)

The New Jersey Devils are close to re-signing Dainuis Zubrus and would like to do the same with David Clarkson. Of course so would plenty of other teams in the league. [Fire and Ice Blog]

The St. Louis Blues have locked-up Kevin Shattenkirk. Is Alex Pietrangelo next? [Puck Daddy]

In this weeks episode of the Philadelphia Flyers reality show, goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov will be bought out. [The Spec]

Now that the NHL season is officially over, the fun of trade rumors begin, starting with Toronto Maple Leafs captain. [The Leafs Nation]

Kris Letang to the Leafs? [Trib Live]

The Colorado Avalanche are sticking with their story of choosing a forward first overall in Sunday’s draft. []

Are they making a mistake by passing on Seth Jones? [USA Today]

The differences between draft-eligible prosect Max Domi and his famous father. [New York Times]

The Pittsburgh Penguins don’t have a lot of picks this year, but there are some solid players that could be available for them. [Faceoff Factor]

And lastly, in honor of the NHL draft this weekend, here’s a look at one of the best draft years in history, one that the Stanley Cup champs are still benefiting from. [Chicago Now]