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Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Matinee Madness

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In which our heroes get ready for an early game against St. Louis, the Islanders extend Josh Bailey and the Erik Karlsson trade rumors continue to swirl.

NHL: St. Louis Blues at Nashville Predators
Ah, good times.
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Nashville Predators News and Notes

Josi, Rinne Help to Host Best Buddies Prom | Nashville Predators
"It's always a lot of fun," said Roman Josi. "You have a lot of fun and joke around with them. You become friends and it's so good to see them again."

Solid turnout for the Preds’ practice yesterday. #HockeyTown

Other Hockey News & Notes

Pittsburgh Penguins clear winners in Derick Brassard deal | Sportsnet
I may vomit...

Matthews could be out at least 10 days | TSN
Fortunately for the Leafs' faithful, it doesn't look like their golden boy will be out too long.

NHL trade deadline 2018: Five teams to watch | USA Today
"You can never count out GM David Poile, even as this team appears stronger than the one that made it to the Stanley Cup Final last year. There is no glaring hole, though their offense ranks eighth and could use an upgrade on the wing in their top nine. It’s hard to not see Poile taking advantage of a supply surplus. Patrick Maroon could give them a nice blend of size, toughness and skill at a $2 million cap hit."

Patrick Maroon would be a nice rental that we should be able to get at a fairly reasonable price.

Islanders lock up Josh Bailey with six-year contract extension | The Hockey News
Looking at his career numbers, this seems like a bit of an overpay, but he's really turned it on these last couple seasons.

Hmmm.... interesting.

Erik Karlsson Trade Rumor-palooza

Karlsson will play, Oduya sits out | Ottawa Sun
“'I had to keep him out,” Senators coach Guy Boucher said in a pre-game address to the media."

Mother of God, what is going on in Ottawa?

Erik Karlsson trade rumors 2018: Sharks have discussed deal, per report | SBNation
Well, San Jose does have the cap space to make a move like this.

NHL trade deadline: Senators reportedly expected to deal Erik Karlsson by June | CBS Sports
I'm all for Ottawa waiting until June to trade Karlsson.

And now, SOME TWEETS:

God, I love Mike Commordore.

Not Hockey, but still awesome

United States Wins First-Ever Curling Gold On John Shuster's Fiver | Deadspin
Great googly moogly, take a look at the end of this 8th frame. John Shuster is an American Hero.