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Sunday's Dump & Chase: End of the Line

The season is wrapping up quickly, with teams starting to clinch spots in the post season (or be eliminated, in the case of the Colorado Avalanche). The Predators are running out of runway to prove they belong.

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Maple Leafs Trade Tree: How the Leafs helped build the Blackhawks - Sportsnet.ca
If you ever wonder why I don't get worked up about the repercussions of even the most heinous draft picks, this is why.

Cowan: Cancer changed outlook on life for Canadiens’ Brandon Davidson | Montreal Gazette
Davidson is an easy player to root for.

Senators owner says he’d ‘maybe’ let Erik Karlsson go to Olympics if he was Canadian - SBNation.com
Uh...

Lightning rounding into playoff form, but will it be enough? | USA Today
They still look pretty rough, but once they get into the postseason and get Stamkos back, they have a shot.

He is human after all: Brent Burns is in a scoring slump | ProHockeyTalk
Unless players are playing badly, I don't pay very much attention to "slumps".

Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Patrick Roy, Dominik Hasek, Steve Yzerman, Jaromir Jagr among idols of today's players - Big Question | ESPN
There are zero surprises on this list.

John Hayden, Ryan Hartman lift Blackhawks to victory over Leafs – Chicago Sun-Times
In which Mark Lazerus does some hard-hitting journalism.

T.J. Oshie's hat trick helps Capitals become NHL's first playoff team | USA Today
The Capitals have clinched a playoff spot.

Fan takes puck to the face when NHL player blasts it through tiny camera hole - The Washington Post
This happens every so often.

Penguins sign five Make-A-Wish stars | NHL.com
As it's after the trade deadline, roster restrictions have been relaxed.

Ceremony marks start for Stanley Cup monument | NHL.com
Instead of a ceremonial groundbreaking, they had a puck drop.