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Monday's Dump & Chase: Not So Super

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Poor Falcons. Really thought they would pull it out. Oh well... the big game is over and all eyes are back on hockey, as they should be.

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Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators Need Matt Duchene | FOX Sports
I think they can win in the playoffs without Matt Duchene. Plus, if they do trade Ekholm and others for Duchene, they might be riding on thin ice on the backend for the rest of this season and the next. I go back and forth on the idea of obtaining Duchene and right now I am against it. Ask me again in a few hours though.

Other Hockey News

Cam Talbot, Leon Draisaitl give Oilers win | NHL.com
Shootout win for the Oilers. I guess this is what happens when Patrick Maroon is not one of your first two shooters.

Michael Grabner powers Rangers past Flames | NHL.com
Buried among this and many other impressive wins by the Rangers is Henrik Lundqvist's miserable season in goal. A .907 save percentage, 13 points off his career average.

Philip Grubauer, Capitals shut out Kings | NHL.com
Capitals are rolling downhill, man. Grubauer with a nice game and they get 5 goals by guys other than Ovi, Backstrom, or Kuz.

Fabbri's season-ending injury latest negative for Blues | The Hockey News
Wow. The Blues just lost one of their better performing forwards for the year. Yeesh.

Leafs D Rielly 'fine' after tweaking right ankle - Article - TSN
But how does he really *feel* though...

NHL trade rumors 2017: Ben Bishop reportedly open to trade from Lightning - SBNation.com
Fast forward: "And that's gonna do it here at the American Airlines Center, the Dallas Stars lose another important home game, this time to the San Jose Sharks by a score of 6-3. Their big trade acquisition from a few weeks ago, Ben Bishop, started in this one and gave up 3 goals on the first 10 shots of the game and the Stars just couldn't recover."

Kris Versteeg ejected for jersey issue in fight (Video)
This has always been an odd rule to me. I mean, I suppose it's a safety issue, but you are willingly letting the players punch each other in the face and then punishing them for having a wardrobe malfunction in the interest of safety.