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Sunday’s Dump & Chase: I’m Not Ready

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There weren’t any NHL playoff games on yesterday, which served as a cruel reminder that the Long Night (the off-season) is virtually upon us.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Preds Official Podcast: Early Free Agency Look and Scouting Talk | Nashville Predators
Thomas Willis & Brooks Bratten give an early look at potential free agent targets (you-know-who is brought up), and interview Preds scout Tom Nolan.

Other Hockey News & Notes

U.S. routs Denmark at worlds behind DeBrincat | ESPN
The Blackhawk boys (DeBrincat & Kane) and Buffalo’s Shadow GM (Jack Eichel) led the U.S. in a 7-1 thrashing of Denmark on Saturday. It was the Americans’ fourth straight win during preliminary play.

Stone gets hat trick as Canada dumps Germany at world hockey championship | Sportsnet
Not to be outdone, Mark Stone dropped a hat trick right on Germany’s head in an 8-1 drubbing. Canada will next face the Danes on Monday before concluding their preliminary round against the U.S. on Tuesday.

Source: Senators to interview Patrick Roy for coaching vacancy | Sportsnet
HE’S BACK?

The Boston Bruins look like a juggernaut as they head towards the Stanley Cup Final | The Hockey News
It’s probably pretty easy to look like a juggernaut when you get to march through the Eastern Conference while magically avoiding Washington, Pittsburgh, or Tampa.

‘Jeopardy!’ fail identifies Kings goalie Quick as a running back | NHL
WOOF.

Columbus Blue Jackets President John Davidson Leaving To Join New York Rangers | TSN
“The opportunity of rejoining the Rangers organization and returning home to New York, where my family and I have spent so many wonderful years, was one I simply could not pass up,” said John Davidson.

Uh-huh, sure. We can go with that. It certainly sounds a lot better than “Yo, this off-season in Columbus is going to be ROUGH.”

Stanley Cup Final Schedule | NHL
ICYMI: The NHL announced the schedule for the Stanley Cup Final on Friday night.

7 NHL teams that desperately need to find a goalie (or two) | Sportsnet
It’s only the most important position on the ice. Here’s a look at some of the clubs (AHEM, Columbus) most in need of solidifying their crease in the 2019 off-season.

Blues’ fun-loving energy line lacks nickname but drives success | ESPN
Listen, it doesn’t matter who else is on the line. If a guy named Rob Thomas is on the line, the nickname should always be Matchbox 20 related. Perhaps “The 3AM Line” or “The Unwell Line”, because they don’t make goalies crazy, Maroon’s giant frame just has them a little impaired. I know, right now you don’t care.

... I’ll be here all week.