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Saturday’s Dump & Chase: On and On

The NHL is gearing up to continue.

NHL: Vegas Golden Knights at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

2020 NHL Playoffs picture, how it will work | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
Good news: the re-seeding plan, while it makes writing out brackets impossible, does mean that if the Predators make it out of the first round they might not have to face the Golden Knights in the second.

NHL to allow teams to reopen training facilities on June 8 | Sportsnet.ca
Monday! Time flies when you're...uh...having...fun?

NHL: Players can start voluntary group workouts next week | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
Making this announcement right after the Penguins said one of their players had tested positive for COVID-19 is a bold move on the NHL's part, but sure.

How the NHL's playoff could be better, and is a return worth it? | Sportsnet.ca
"During our daily conversations on Hockey Central, Brian Burke has taken a consistent stance on the NHL’s return-to-play plan, which can be summed up thusly: The plan is a stunningly beautiful woman, and we’re sitting around criticizing her shoes."

Remember when Brian Burke wanted to resolve a contract dispute by fighting a fellow GM in a barn? I don't know why we're still listening to the words coming out of his mouth.

Brian Burke, Kevin Lowe and legend of Lake Placid barn fight | NHL Puck Daddy
Just in case you did not remember.

Other News & Notes

How women’s hockey is responding to anti-racism protests | The Ice Garden
Our colleagues at the Ice Garden have compiled remarks from players, teams, and leagues in women's hockey, as well as resources for the reader.

Iginla felt fortunate to have support of others during hockey journey | Sportsnet.ca
I'm glad that there have been Black NHLers who have had positive overall experiences, as well.

Tori Sullivan roared into rookie season with the Pride | The Ice Garden
The NWHL needed big contributions from new players in 2019-20, and they got them.