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Sunday’s Dump & Chase: The Calm Before The Storm

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The Stanley Cup Final begins tomorrow night. Who ya got?

NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Preds Official Podcast: What Could Roman Josi’s Next Contract Look Like? | Nashville Predators
Thomas Willis and Brooks Bratten are joined by The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun to discuss the Preds’ upcoming roster moves.

Other Hockey News & Notes

WHC: Russia 0, Finland 1 | TSN
Finland has zero full-time NHLers on their roster. I repeat, ZERO (!). Seriously... a team with no full-time NHL players beat Ovechkin, Malkin, Kuznetsov, Kucherov, and Vasilevskiy in a hockey game, and now they find themselves in the Gold Medal game.

Canada will play for gold at WHC after crushing Czech Republic | TSN
Aaaaaand for their troubles they’ll get to meet Canada who beat down the Czech Republic 5-1.

Oh... and Turris scored again. Overall, he’s had a pretty solid tournament.

Marchand appears to avoid injury in B’s tuneup | ESPN
The Bruins have seemingly avoided a near disaster after Brad Marchand appeared to injure his left hand during a tune up scrimmage held on Thursday.

Defenseman Erik Karlsson thanks San Jose Sharks on Twitter | TSN
Does this sound like something you’d do if you were coming back? I don’t think so.

NWHL agrees to increase salaries, benefits, revenue sharing | Sportsnet
The National Women’s Hockey League is increasing salaries, offering a 50-50 split of sponsor-related revenues and improved benefits in an agreement reached with its players’ association.

This ‘breakthrough’ sounds great, but it will only kick in once the league meets its operating expenses, which is the real hurdle in all of this.

NHL players’ favorite Stanley Cup memories as fans | ProHockeyTalk
Some moments you’d expect, others that might surprise.

Canadiens sign defenseman Brett Kulak to three-year deal | Sportsnet
The defender will earn $1.85 million per season over the next three years.

Jets sign goalie Laurent Brossoit to one-year contract | Sportsnet
Speaking of deals. The Jets have re-signed their back-up goaltender to a one-year deal worth $1.225 million. He recorded a 13-6-2 record with a .925 save percentage last season.

Chara, at 42, remains vital cog for Bruins in run to Stanley Cup Final | NHL.com
I just linked this article because I wanted to find any excuse to share this picture.

SWEET DREAMS.