Hockey Links: Bergeron/Toews Update; Leafs Big Trade

Jonathan Bernier Kings
Jonathan Bernier  stars in hockey links.(Ric Tapia/Icon SMI)

The Toronto Maple Leafs weren’t comfortable going into the season with a tandem of young, fairly unproven goaltenders. So they traded for… a young unproven goaltender. [Toronto Star]

Don’t worry, Leafs fans, the trade isn’t as unnecessary as it seems. Afterall, Bernier probably wouldn’t have let the Bruins score three goals in 10 minutes in game 7. [The Hockey News]

Reaction to the Bernier trade from the great Pension Plan Puppets blog. [SB Nation]

It has nothing to do with the center of the hockey universe, but there’s actually this Stanley Cup final thing going on. [CTV]

The nature of Patrice Bergeron’s injury is still not confirmed. In any case, his absence may severely affect the Bruins cup chances. [Globe and Mail]

Meanwhile, Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews suffered a mysterious injury of his own. [Toronto Sun]

A Chicago-centric view on why Johnny Boychuk should be suspended for his hit on Toews. [Chicago Tribune]

There’s a pretty good chance Boychuk won’t be hearing from Brendan Shanahan. [NESN]

If the Blackhawks don’t win the Stanley Cup, it’s this guys fault. [Puck Daddy]

Jonathan Toews (vzonabaxter/Flickr)
Jonathan Toews (vzonabaxter/Flickr)

Lindy Ruff has a new job. First order of business, instructing players to keep their feet out of the crease when crashing the net. [CBC]

Shouldn’t be an awkward greeting at all between Dale Weise and his new coach. Pending the obvious forthcoming announcement, of course. [The Province]

TSN’S Bob McKenzie expects the Canucks to introduce Torts as their new head coach as early as Tuesday. [Twitter]

Nashville Predators GM David Poile will be the man in charge of putting together team USA for the Olympics in Sochi that NHL players may or may not participate in. (Their head coach is expected to be named next week, after John Tortorella is once again employed in the NHL, one assumes). [Puck Daddy]

Interesting look on hockey’s culture that glorifys the hard-working lunchbox forth line grinders as appose to the NBA, who finds it more crucial for their stars to shine. [Yahoo Sports]

And lastly, the devastation due to flooding in Calgary reminds us that there’s so much more to life than sports. [Sportsnet]