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Monday’s Dump and Chase: Tick Tick Boom

In which hockey makes everyone happy but soccer and golf are on TV.

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Happy Monday! The NHL awards and Draft are near!!!

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Hart Trophy winner debated by writers
I think this one is really more of a Taylor Hall vs. Nathan MacKinnon debate. I'd say MacKinnon will take the award, but it's going to be up to Colorado's management to ensure that Colorado players have plenty of talent on lower lines and on defense.

Domi calls joining Canadiens 'huge honor' after trade
Max Domi couldn't be happier about being a member of the Montreal Canadiens. I'm not sure why.

Canadiens sign Max Domi to 2-year, $6.3M deal -
Here’s some additional info on the Domi deal. He was signed to a bridge contract on Saturday.

Making sense of Domi, Galchenyuk swap for Habs - Article - TSN
Montreal fans aren’t happy, and the rest of us are calmly sipping our beer.

Canadiens make another summer blockbuster, send Galchenyuk to Coyotes for Domi | The Hockey News
Things that are aflame: Montreal after three years of massive trades that somehow make the Canadiens worse.

Galchenyuk looking forward to playing center for Coyotes
It must suck to belong to an organization where you can’t play your preferred position. Is this just a Montreal thing?

Ovechkin winning Stanley Cup can motivate Maple Leafs, Babcock says
I'd think that any team other than your team winning the Stanley Cup would motivate your team?

Humboldt Broncos overwhelmed with applications for head coach -
This is another awesome story coming from the tragedy of the Broncos' bus crash.

Building an off-season plan for the Vegas Golden Knights - Knights On Ice
The Golden Knights' SB Nation site Knights on Ice takes a look at how the Knights will draft and which free agents they'll pursue.

Chicago Blackhawks agree to extensions with Vinnie Hinostroza, John Hayden
I watched Hinostroza play against the Admirals last October. He'll be one of those Blackhawk players we all will hate when he takes the ice against the Predators.

Ask Me Anything: Trade Karlsson, trade Hoffman, or both? | The Hockey News
The Senators definitely have a mess on their hands, but I'm not so sure it can be fixed without big personnel changes.

Kovalchuk watch: Who's in the running and who makes sense | The Hockey News
The risk might be greater than the reward solely due to Kovalchuk's age.

NHL Power Rankings: Never-say-die Capitals finish on top, Senators and Sabres bring up the rear -
Here's the final 2017-2018 rankings from CBS. Nashville is still on top. Their regular season play made up for their lackluster playoffs on this list... but it's time to look forward to getting over the hump.

Colorado Avalanche could take a chance on another European goaltender with one of two Czech prospects at draft - Mile High Hockey
Mile High Hockey takes a look at some goaltending prospects to replenish their goaltending pipeline.

Smaller defensemen likely to be big names in NHL Draft |
Nashville has defenseman all over the size spectrum, but it's good to know that teams are looking for defensive skill over defensive brawn.

2013 Redraft: MacKinnon remains No. 1 pick of Avalanche
In this 2013 redraft, Juuse Saros jumps to #18. It's obvious the League is starting to take notice of our smaller Finnish netminder. Hint: he’s handsome and can stop the pucks.

Have a great week, folks.