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Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Arc of Uncertainty

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The Preds won a huge four-point game last night, but the uncertainty remains.

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Recap: Nashville Predators 3, Chicago Blackhawks 1: Cool Hand Luke | On the Forecheck
Sounds like I missed a good one last night. Also, Eamon tries out a new recap format--let him (and us) know what you think!

Pride rely on veterans to lead the way to second Isobel Cup title | Sportsnet.ca
I was going to say something neutral-to-positive here, but then I noticed that the built-in blurb mentioned that this was the Pride's "first Cup since 2016." Boston, please. For everyone's sake. Please recalibrate your standards.

The Boston Pride are Isobel Cup Champions | The Ice Garden
Allie Thunstrom tried, but was unable to singlehandedly lift the shorthanded Whitecaps to victory.

How 2021 NHL Draft uncertainty is impacting players differently | Sportsnet.ca
High-ranked prospects are afraid they won't get to play soon enough, while low-ranked prospects who've worked hard to improve are afraid they won't get to play at all. A good look at how the situation with the 2021 draft is impacting the players hoping to get drafted.

Trade: Rangers send Brendan Lemieux to Kings for draft pick | ProHockeyTalk
The shuffling of the roster the New York Rangers are doing is interesting. Moving Lemieux clears up a spot for a much-anticipated prospect.

Maple Leafs' Galchenyuk shining in audition on Tavares-Nylander line | Sportsnet.ca
I really hope Toronto works out for Alex Galchenyuk. The kid deserves a break, and please don't tell me that he's not a kid any more; I already feel ancient enough these days.

NHL Trade Deadline: Rickard Rakell and the Ducks need a change | ProHockeyTalk
Really, they ought to just free poor John Gibson.

Aerin Frankel wins 2021 Patty Kazmaier Award | The Ice Garden
Holy wow, those stats are something else.

Flyers make ugly plunge from contenders to a mess in March | ProHockeyTalk
I'd ask if the Flyers are okay, but I think we all already know the answer. The same goes for their fans, but more so.

Oilers' shifting mentality evident after blowing late lead vs. Leafs | Sportsnet.ca
Wait, other teams are allowed to blow late leads against the Toronto Maple Leafs? Huge if true.

Aaron Ekblad had to score two goals in overtime for the Panthers | ProHockeyTalk
These make great stories. Frustrating for the players, but still great.