Friday's Dump & Chase: Tkachuk'd

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Game 2 Notebook: Maple Leafs debating how to quiet Matthew Tkachuk
Sheldon Keefe and the Leafs staff hunkered back to the drawing board, spending a chunk of Wednesday debating the best plan to neutralize the hottest line in the East. They weighed the pros and cons of keeping Matthews and Mitch Marner together. Toronto’s lines, as ever, remain in flux.
Why it’s time for the Maple Leafs to play the villain in series with Panthers
The Leafs were too willing to play the Florida Panthers’ preferred style in the opening game of their Eastern Conference semifinal, and unless that changes in future games, they can expect the same results.
Norris Trophy 2023 top contenders: Can anyone challenge Karlsson after 100-point season?
Erik Karlsson became the first defenceman in more than 30 years, and the first in the salary cap era, to record a 100-point season but will that be enough for the San Jose Sharks blueliner to win his third Norris Trophy?

Nah, this award is Karlsson's.

Still In Vacation Mode: Oilers outclassed by Golden Knights in Game 1
They spent three days on a Santa Monica beach after winning Round 1, and when Round 2 began the Edmonton Oilers looked exactly like you’d think they would. Like a bunch of guys coming off of a beach vacation, and it’s put them in a 1-0 hole.
The Edmonton Oilers can’t keep scoring their way out of trouble
As Vegas’ Game 1 victory showed, the Oilers need more ingredients than just all-out offense if they want to win…

But...Connor McDavid!

2023 NHL Draft Lottery Chaos Rankings: Which Connor Bedard landing spot would send fans into a frenzy?
Which Bedard destination would become immediately relevant – and rile up fans the most?

I've just resigned myself to Bedard going to the Ducks.

Sergei Bobrovsky is giving the Florida Panthers a fighting chance
Bobrovsky is back in the saddle after originally losing the starting gig to Alex Lyon. But the team’s playoff journey…

Bobrovsky redemption tour.

Tkachuk, Bennett reunited, wreaking havoc for Panthers in playoffs
On Jan. 4, 2022, the Florida Panthers defeated the Calgary Flames 6-2 at FLA Live Arena.

This article title is GREAT.

Beniers, Power, Skinner named Calder Trophy finalists
Matty Beniers, Owen Power and Stuart Skinner were named finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy on Wednesday.
Kane, Tarasenko mull futures after Rangers’ ouster by Devils
Patrick Kane and Vladimir Tarasenko are entering the offseason as pending unrestricted free agents for the first time in their NHL careers.

Will Kane get another contract?