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Friday's Dump & Chase: Playoffs?

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I'm a pessimist by nature, and it doesn't matter what their record in the past forty or whatever is, I'm having flashbacks to the end of the 2014-2015 season. Fortunately for us, we have a secret weapon: the Avalanche are pretty bad. So please, Barry & Co., help some old pals out?

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Nashville News & Notes

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Little Bear had a good month.

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It's not a new sheet of ice and volleyball courts, but it's something.

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I'm more concerned about seeing one of them in gold next season, to be honest.

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Everyone gets an AHL ATO!

Around Hockey

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Miss you, Jonesy.

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But enough about Montreal, how about those Gladiators?

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I believe this headline is a bit misleading, but the context is very interesting.

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But will Moses be back next season?

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The Islanders are terrible.

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McDavid winning the Calder despite playing less than two thirds of the games this season is unacceptable.

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The drop in fighting from just a few years ago is startling.

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I've got my money on five games.

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I'm sure they would have preferred the major.

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Even if the "low scoring problem" gets fixed, I don't think that's going to translate to more players with gaudy point totals.