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Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Final(s)ly

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As World Juniors continues, NHL hockey approaches.

Russia v Germany: Quarterfinals - 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship Photo by Codie McLachlan/Getty Images

Finland stuns Sweden with late goal to reach semifinals at world juniors | Sportsnet.ca
Sweden is not having a good year.

Washington Capitals' Zdeno Chara didn't want reduced role with Boston Bruins | ESPN
I'm sure the famously levelheaded New England sports fans will take the news that their long-time captain left because he wasn't happy with management's plans for him in a reasonable, respectful manner, and celebrate the good times the Bruins had withahahahahahaha. hahaha. ha.

Alberta approves NHL games, Manitoba and B.C. still in discussions | Sportsnet.ca
I hadn't realized Manitoba was still debating as well.

Pierre-Luc Dubois: Blue Jackets sign forward to two-year, $10M contract | ProHockeyTalk
They cut it close, but they got it done before camp. Good for them.

Oilers face big questions in net with Smith, Koskinen battling aging curve | Sportsnet.ca
Some might say that this is something that the Oilers should have considered, ah, earlier, for example perhaps before signing Mikko Koskinen to a huge extension after half a season of backup-caliber NHL play.

How to pick which NWHL team to support | The Ice Garden
Since we still don't have a team local enough to make it obvious, what's your choice?

Recapping 2020's flurry of moves to get you up to speed on NHL hockey | Sportsnet.ca
"Hockey, you may recall, is a sport played on ice in which two groups of five skaters attempt to shoot a black frozen disc past goalies and into a net."

It gets a little less basic from here.