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Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Bonus Hockey

And lots of it.

2020 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Five Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Dallas Stars continue to succeed playing 'underdog' role | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
I feel like employing Corey Perry ought to disqualify you from the "underdog" label, suggesting as it does a sort of everyman likeability. But that might just be me.

NHL, players not rushing into plan for next season | Sportsnet.ca
I am glad of this. The bubble has worked out way better than I dared hope, but since they won't be able to afford to do that all season--on multiple levels--much better to delay and be safe than rush in and risk people's lives so we can watch some sportspuck.

Marc Staal and 2021 Second-Rounder Traded to the Red Wings | Blueshirt Banter
A rare "future considerations" NHL trade.

I'm not spiritually prepared for the Rangers to be good again, y'all, and their recent unusual good luck in the draft lottery (without even a Taylor Hall in their back pockets) has not helped with my preparation.

Jets feel best way to fill roster holes may be to trade Patrik Laine | Sportsnet.ca
I mean, that's an option. If Laine ever puts his game together it might be an option the Jets regret--they will have sold low, given what the opinion of him now seems to be--but they do need [checks notes] players.

Get Ready for ‘Battle of the Blades’ Season 6 | The Ice Garden
The only surprising thing to me about the fact that Canada has a reality show where hockey players learn to figure skate (something like Dancing with the Stars, but on ice, as far as I can tell) is that I hadn't known this existed before now.