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Sunday's Dump & Chase: New Gold on the Block

Some Olympics news as well as some NHL and other hockey news.

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Finland wins first Olympic men's hockey gold, beating Russians | Sportsnet.ca
Always exciting to see Leijonat do well. (Without NHLers in attendance, neither Canada nor the US made the final four.)

Tyler Tumminia to step down as PHF Commissioner following playoffs | The Ice Garden
Yet more change is coming to the PHF.

Dallas Stars' Jamie Benn fined $5K for squirting water at Chicago Blackhawks' MacKenzie Entwistle | ESPN
Everything about this story is weird, from Benn deciding this was a good or sportsmanlike idea at all to the NHL considering squirting water more of a problem than, say, avoidable head contact.

Boston Bruins' Brad Marchand's six-game ban upheld by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman | ESPN
Tthe quote from Bettman’s ruling here ("to say that Mr. Marchand overreacted to that comment would be an understament") reminds me of that “Heartbreaking: The Worst Person You Know Just Made a Great Point” Clickhole bit.

Toronto’s first period troubles are solved by second period strengths | The Ice Garden
Oddly, the long change doesn't specifically seem to be what the Toronto Six are using here--it's primarily in-game adjustments.

Toronto Maple Leafs trade Nick Ritchie to Arizona Coyotes for Ilya Lyubushkin, forward Ryan Dzingel | ESPN
The Arizona Coyotes are once again making use of their cap space.

Flames spoil Giordano's return for ninth-straight win | Sportsnet.ca
The Calgary Flames are, you might say, on fire.