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Sunday's Dump & Chase: Doldrums

There's still hockey going on, but I'm pretty uninspired by three teams I hate and one team I have vaguely positive feelings for duking it out. I'm not sure how I'm going to survive in a few weeks when we don't even have that. Obsess over draft-eligible minors, probably.

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Nashville News & Notes

That's it, since we're presumably above social media stalking. I assume everyone else is in unspecified vacation spots such as southern California.

Around Hockey

Justin Schultz relishing change of scenery and expectations - Sportsnet.ca
I'm sure he's relishing the change of scenery, at least.

Penguins weighing options in goal - TSN
Murray's looked shaky, but is Fleury really a better option? Especially going forward?

NHL Draft prospect doesn't want to wash jersey after being checked by Ovechkin - CBSSports.com
I'm sure he will have at least a few more seasons of opportunity to get checked by Ovechkin. Just not in the playoffs.

U.S. loses in semifinal, but can still end world championships on high note | USA Today
This roster is embarrassing, but they comported themselves well in their loss to Canada.

Video: NHL shares first episode of Showtime’s playoff coverage – ProHockeyTalk
It starts at the conference finals, which is disappointing.

Which Teams Have Benefited Most From Penalty Calls in the Stanley Cup Playoffs? - Defending Big D
Not the Preds, but that's not really what they're measuring.

THANKS, NHLPA! | OilersNation
You could have just given us RNH, Oilers.

Datsyuk hasn't signed with KHL team: report | NHL.com
I find it difficult to believe he hasn't made up his mind yet.

Rapid Reaction: St. Louis Blues 6, San Jose Sharks 3 - Cross Checks Blog- ESPN
Backes getting injured is bad for the Blues, but the Sharks perhaps convincing Hitchcock to go with Allen another game may be worse.

Bucks County native Brian O'Neill headed to Finland to play hockey in KHL - Bucks County Courier Times: Sports | Bucks County Courier Times
It's a pretty good paycheck for an adventure.