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Monday's Dump & Chase: Accepting Summer

Truth be told, we're going to try to use as many golf pictures on here as we can. I'm when I'm 50, I'll want a glass of cabernet waiting for me at the turn every day around 9 AM.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Filip Forsberg, Roman Josi among injured Predators in playoffs | Tennessean
I'm anxious to hear about Weber's ailment.

Forsberg: "I Love Being Here in Nashville" - Nashville Predators - Features
What else did we expect him to say? Still... the kid is a great quote and hope he's here for a long, long time.

Other NHL Stuff

Gene Collier: What's the Maatta? | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
B+. Nice pun.

Stamkos switches to medication that could speed up return - Sportsnet.ca
Why would you want to leave a center of healthcare innovation like Tampa, Steve?

Lightning's Nikita Kucherov has sharpshooting skills that can't be taught | Tampa Bay Times
Then again, Steve's money can go elsewhere.

Is Marner ready to help turn Maple Leafs around? - Sportsnet.ca
How many people are tasked with turning the Leafs around at this point?

Jones: Lightning believes there is nothing it can't overcome | Tampa Bay Times
Let's take the logos off the jerseys: there's a team still alive in the playoffs without it's #2 defender, and leading goal scorer & team captain. That same team lost it's Vezina candidate goaltender in game one. They won game one.

Ron Cook: Lightning's dirty play will come back to hurt them in Game 2 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
THIS IS GLORIOUS.

Sharks defenseman Brent Burns: Wild child, mellow man, rising star - San Jose Mercury News
We all can resume liking Brent Burns.

Ortiz: Blues’ success eases pain of losing the Rams | Jesus Ortiz | stltoday.com
This whole success thing comes at a great time for St. Louis folks.

David Backes tugs on Joe Thornton's massive beard (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Joe had a weird night.

Joe Thornton loses puck in equipment after deflection (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Joe had a VERY weird night.

Elliott shines as Blues take Game 1 vs. Sharks | St. Louis Blues | stltoday.com
Brian Elliott is a very, very good goaltender. There. I said it.

Not Hockey

Blue Jays And Rangers Brawl, Completely Ignore Game [UPDATE: They Brawled Again]
It took several months, but Bautista finally got that receipt for the infamous bat flip BECAUSE BASEBALL IS NOT ABOUT FUN YOU YOUNG HOODLUM.