LBC takes SEL defensive standout with 23rd overall pick; Panthers can thank us later
The Kvalserien to Elitserien tournament is Sweden's exciting method of promotion and relegation, and is a format that should be used more often. This year's tournament has already produced a new Elitserien team: the Vaxjo Lakers, who will compete in Sweden's top league for the first time in their club's history.
The European hockey playoff season continues, with the underdog Atlant Moscow Oblast team taking a second road win to open their Conference Final series with top ranked Yaroslavl. Also, the Kvalserien to Elitserien tournament hits the half-way point, while Slavia Prague wins another close one in the Czech Extraliga playoffs.
The Battle of Helsinki continues as HIFK ties up the series with an OT win, while the Conference Finals begin in the KHL. Meanwhile, the DEL quarterfinals begin in Germany, and the major junior playoff season is about to begin across North America.
Edmonton has a number of late-round picks. The Copper & Blue thinks that should take a flyer on The Glacier From Göteborg, Viktor Svedberg.
The description of the scene and translations are available at Puck Daddy's breakdown of the events.