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Tuesday's Dump & Chase: Canada's Team?

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Plenty of team's tried to con the neighbors to the north into joining their ranks for the postseason. Of the teams that are remaining, the Blues are still trying the hardest. Not a bad gesture, but....

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BarDown: The St. Louis Blues announced that O Canada will not be performed on Sunday for Game 1
WOMP WOOMMMMPPPP

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Predators Sign Justin Kirkland to Entry Level Contract | Admirals Roundtable
Kirkland is another guy that can lessen the blow of Vesey not signing, so let's pull for this guy. He's a bigger player, and may have another gear at the next level.

WHC In-Game: Duchene makes it 2-0 - TSN
Ryan Ellis rebound goes to Matt Duchene, like they deserve to play together in Nashville forever or something.

Other NHL Stuff

Off-Season Game Plan: Colorado Avalanche - Article - TSN
The article is not a smoldering pile of rubble.

IIHF boss says NHL 2018 Olympic participation in doubt | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
No kidding; why else would the NHL start their own competition?

Who's who: Explaining Panthers curious front office shakeup - Sportsnet.ca
Mike Santos was still with the Panthers? That was a well kept secret.

NHL -- Q&A with top NHL draft prospect Patrik Laine of Finland, who has moved up the draft boards thanks to his dominating play at the world championship | ESPN
For once, we can mutter these words: Winnipeg is lucky.

Sharks say Game 1 loss to Blues not a concern - San Jose Mercury News
"If we're coming out of that game having been dominated possession, chance, weren't getting anything going offensively, then maybe you look to shuffle the deck. But I don't think that was the case." - Pete DeBoer

Sharks want more penalties called in Game 2 - Article - TSN
BREAKING: Team wants more penalties called their way.

Gordo: Blues have done a good job with salary cap | Jeff Gordon | stltoday.com
All things considered? Yes. Especially in net.

NHL - 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs - Sidney Crosby finally gets rewarded, scores OT winner against Tampa Bay Lightning | ESPN
Pittsburgh was the better team, and the Bolts were fortunate to get it to OT. But 1-1 split through two games? Fun times.

Decision could come this week on Steven Stamkos | Tampa Bay Times
It will be interested to see if Stamkos goes "all-in" with this being his potential last run with the Lightning. And let's be honest... if he goes to Toronto, it may be a while before he's here again.

Penguins coach Sullivan makes the right line adjustments in victory | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
If you like paragraphs with one sentence, this article is great.

Not Hockey

Russell Westbrook got away with a clear travel in crunch time against the Warriors - SBNation.com
Rough.... rough way to lose.