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Sunday’s Dump & Chase: So We Continue

Today we’ve got combine news, SCF news, a quick geology digression, and some shenanigans in the ECHL.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes:

NHL and NHLPA to Celebrate Pride Month as Part of “Hockey Is For Everyone” Outreach | On the Forecheck
The Preds haven't yet announced what they will be doing, but the NHL has said that all 31 teams will participate, and this is the closest thing to Preds news we have today, so...

Hockey Morning in Tennessee:

Boston Bruins 7 - St. Louis Blues 2, Bruins lead Stanley Cup Final 2-1.

Stanley Cup Game 3 Notebook: Bruins use incredible photos to motivate | Sportsnet.ca
Photos or not, I don't think they're in any danger of forgetting what they're playing for, Bruce.

Blues’ O’Reilly learned a lot as parents ran foster home | ProHockeyTalk
I cannot imagine having forty-nine children in my house, even sequentially. Kudos to Mama O'Reilly.

Stanley Cup Final: Blues special teams continue to be sour note | ProHockeyTalk
The Bruins scored on all four (4) (!!) of their power plays last night. Jake Allen, entering in relief after Jordan Binnington was pulled, allowed one of those power-play goals, but stopped the other three shots he faced in his first NHL action since April 3. Under the circumstances it could easily have gone a lot worse for the Blues' backup.

Geology:

What would happen if the Yellowstone supervolcano actually erupted? | Vox
The Yellowstone supervolcano is a fascinating apocalyptic scenario for all your near-future science fiction needs, and this article is both very informative and very clear about how unlikely the scenario it's laying out actually is (even less likely than a killer asteroid).

Other News & Notes:

Does Kaapo Kakko missing draft combine impact battle for first overall? | Sportsnet.ca
Gasp! A prospect skipping out on testing that bears only so much resemblance to anything he'll be asked to do in his actual job! Whatever can we do except conclude that he—

NHL scouting combine wraps with physical testing as Jack Hughes sits | Sportsnet.ca
—oh.

Wow. It’s almost like there’s no actual reason to make these kids bike until they throw up, or something.

Digit Murphy: Life, leadership, and the pursuit of equality | The Ice Garden
How do you feel about August hockey? The Aurora Games, a festival celebrating and promoting female athletes, is going to include an Americas vs the World all-star hockey game. The Ice Garden profiles the coach of Team Americas.

ECHL, Colorado Eagles at odds over return of Kelly Cup | Sportsnet.ca
The ECHL claims that the Eagles—no longer an ECHL team, as they became an AHL team for the 2018-19 season—didn't return the Kelly Cup. The Eagles claim that the ECHL refuses to accept the Kelly Cup for a mystery reason that cannot be put on the record.

All I can say is, someone clearly has lyin' eyes.