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Friday’s Dump & Chase: The Marty Party’s Over

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Martin Erat calls it a career and Shaun finds a missed marketing opportunity.

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Nashville Predators News

Martin Erat has retired
Meanwhile, in Nashville, Filip Forsberg has been crowned Prince Filip.

Martin Erat Traded: Sobering Up After the Marty Party | On the Forecheck
Caution: Forsberg is referred to here as the Predators' "Hot New Thing"

Around Hockey

Sundqvist suspended, out for Blues in Game 3 of Cup Final
Oskar Sundqvist was obviously upset about Matt Grzelcyk's lower vowel to consonant ratio and now the St. Louis Blues will have to find a way to win without him in Game 3.

Blues content with various matchups against Bruins' top line in Cup Final
My guess is that somehow Vladimir Tarasenko is involved.

Reaves dresses as Golden Knight for prank, really frightens Schmidt
I wasn't really expecting Nate Schmidt's response, but this is pretty good.

Главная (Home) | By Vladimir Tarasenko
Why I love Vladimir Tarasenko (not just this quote, but read the entire article)

"Excuses … it’s for loser. And I am not loser. I am winner."

Canucks, RFA Brock Boeser 'not close at all' in contract talks - Sportsnet.ca
I know a great landing spot for Brock Boeser.

Let's Bring It Home | By Charlie Coyle
I always enjoy articles from The Players Tribune; this is a good one. Of course, what will really stand out to you is that Charlie Coyle is related to ALL of Boston.

NWHL cancels expansion plans, open to talk of new league | Sportsnet.ca
I wonder if there will be any takers. It certainly seems bold to stop expansion plans in the interest of doing what's right for their players. I hope this works out (and ends with a team in Nashville).

Hot Dogs

Kessler's Franks
So, the #9 hot dog manufacturer is located in Pennsylvania. The company's name is nearly Kessel! How has there been no crossover between Phil Kessel and Kessler's Franks?!