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Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Meanwhile, the Final

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The matchup is set, and the narratives are in.

NHL: MAR 05 Canadiens at Lightning Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

What Could Juuse Saros’s Next Deal Look Like? | On the Forecheck
The slow starts aren't great, but Saros has turned in an exceptional second half the last two seasons.

Lightning's pursuit of history to meet 2021's team of destiny in Cup Final | Sportsnet.ca
I will say this: any analysis of the Tampa Bay Lightning that dismisses them if they don't win back-to-back Cups is a bad analysis.

Golden Knights didn't win Stanley Cup, but they aren't failures | ProHockeyTalk
On a related note, I...obviously? I wish hockey media would stop acting like 30-going-on-31 teams were awful and their fans should be miserable.

Former Blackhawks player sues team, alleges sexual assault by assistant | Sportsnet.ca
Every piece of this story that emerges is worse than the last. I don’t even know what to say about this, but not saying anything didn’t feel right either.

World Para Ice Hockey Championship Semi-Final USA 9, South Korea 0: Nearly There | On the Forecheck
Team USA is going for the gold again.

A look at how the Canadiens have silenced top scorers in the playoffs | Sportsnet.ca
Would you like to buy a vowel?

A “Wheel of Fortune” style puzzle showing Carey Price’s name with the vowels blank

(That’s a little bit of an oversimplification, but I couldn’t resist.)

Singer Celine Dion involved in near hockey feud with Vegas Golden Knights and Montreal Canadiens | ESPN
The distinct downside of a Habs Stanley Cup Final appearance is that the Montreal media is going to get to cover a Stanley Cup Final featuring their local team.

Angela James joins the Six as an Assistant Coach | The Ice Garden
James puts her mark on another piece of hockey history.