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Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Exasperation

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In which our heroes drop their SIXTH game in a row, Phillip Danault gets fined, and Gabe Landeskog gets moved off of Colorado’s top line.

NHL: New York Rangers at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators 3, New York Rangers 4: Power Play Goals Not Enought to Secure Win | On The Forecheck
Death, I welcome your sweet embrace.

9 bold NHL predictions for 2019 | Sportsnet
Luke Fox thinks we may trade P.K. Subban in the offseason

“Tell me I’m not the only one who finds it difficult to envision Subban, with his AAV of $9 million and recent injury woes, retiring in Nashville.”

Not that I necessarily think it’s impossible that Subban will get traded, but I do love how no one makes this same exact argument about Shea Weber.

From MacKinnon to Scheifele: Seven of the NHL’s best value contracts | Sportsnet
Why hello there, Viktor Arvidsson.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Stars’ Jamie Benn responds to CEO’s critical comments | Sportsnet
“I don’t play for him, I play for every player in this room, the coaching staff. I come to the rink and, like I said, I am proud to be a Dallas Star and I am proud to go out and battle with these guys in games.”

That’s a pretty perfect response. Also, Mr. Lites, if you don’t like Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin, we will gladly take one of them off your hands.

Canadiens’ Danult fined $5K for dangerous trip on Panthers’ Ekblad | Sportsnet
This is called tripping, but that’s only because there isn’t an official penalty for giving someone a pro wrestling-style spinebuster yet.

Why Jake Guentzel’s extension is a home run for the Penguins | The Hockey News
Sadly, this does seem like a really good deal for the Pens. He’s worth $6 million a year for his playoff production alone.

Landeskog moved off top line with MacKinnon, Rantanen by Avalanche | NHL
You mean to tell me that you can’t just rely on one line all season?

High-risk Jake Gardiner quietly excelling for Leafs | TSN
“So, Jake is a good player, he’s one of those guys who to me is an elite brain, makes tons of good plays all the time, is real smart, is way better than people think defensively and he’s an important player for us.”

He ‘is an elite brain’? Man, Babcock really has a way with words.

The ultimate 2018 hockey quiz | ESPN
Quiz time? QUIZ TIME!