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Sunday's Dump & Chase: The Kids Are All Right

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I'm not going to lie, I'm not "okay" with losing to the Dallas Stars on any night, much less to a Spezza hat trick, but the youngins performed quite well. It's not time to move on from our current corps of Weber, Josi, Fisher, and Rinne, but it's nice to be able to dress three rookie defensemen and not get blown out. Props.

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Nashville News & Notes

Predators rest five regulars, fall to Stars 3-2 | The Tennessean
Moral victory, I guess.

Garth Brooks Promises to Finish Mike Fisher Duet | Taste of Country
So is this going to happen, or...

Predators Recall Potter and Mazanec | Nashville Predators
Old news, but Mazanec got a nice paycheck bonus and Potter acquitted himself pretty well.

Around Hockey

Kings haven't put it on ice after shootout loss to the Jets - LA Times

The Ducks can take the Pacific with a win today. Do they want it, though?

Ducks' lineup for final game unknown - The Orange County Register

Playing the Sharks and skipping the 1997.7 miles each way has to be tempting.

Pavel Datsyuk says he will leave the Red Wings after playoffs-Detroit Free Press

So I guess it's official.

Roy: Defensemen need to be plus players for Avalanche to win | theScore.com
Well, if they were on the ice for more goals for than goals against, I guess they'd be winning more.

Gaudreau Shines at All Levels Despite Small Stature | USA Hockey
Gaudreau is so fun to watch.

Brendan Gallagher says he hopes Michel Therrien returns next year | Eyes On The Prize
This is unbelievable.

The business of being P.K. Subban | Montreal Gazette
PK Subban's brand is on point.

Joe Sakic: Patrick Roy will return as Avalanche coach for 2016-17 season | The Denver Post
LOL Avs.

Blackhawks: Artemi Panarin to cash in on performance bonuses | CSN Chicago
Let's see how Bowman gets out of this cap crunch.

Leafs finish 30th in NHL with loss to Devils | Sportsnet.ca
I look forward to them selecting third in the 2016 entry draft.

Flyers defy odds to clinch playoff berth | TSN
They managed to not screw it up.

If the Bruins are smart, they will not fire coach Claude Julien | CBSSports
Julien isn't the Bruins' problem, but NHL general managers aren't the smartest bunch.

N.Y. Rangers 3, Detroit 2: Red Wings thank Ottawa for playoffs | USA Today
I hate Detroit, but I hate Mike Babcock's smug face even more, so I'm okay with this just for once.