Monday’s Dump and Chase: The Space Between

Hockey draws nearer, but not fast enough.

We’re a bit slow in the news department.

Around the League

Labanc signed one-year contract to boost Sharks' quest for Cup
This is a great storyline, but it seems a little bit like "player sacrifices for sake of team that might not win Cup."

Ristolainen has had talks about moving on from Sabres: report
It seems like a lot of guys don't enjoy hockey in Buffalo. Could Rasmus Ristolainen be on the move?

Aston-Reese confident Penguins can make another run at Stanley Cup
Hope springs eternal in August.

Foligno wants 'guys fully on board' with Blue Jackets: report
It feels like the locker room is difficult in CBJ. They had incredible talent post-trade deadline, but none of those guys seemed to want to stick around. Will they look for a fresh start?

Notes from the best scrimmage no one gets to see (except us) - TheHockeyNews
Phenomenally talented kids who are years from being drafted? They're all here at the PEP Camp.

Expansion Plan: Projecting the New York Rangers' protection list for the 2021 expansion draft - TheHockeyNews
The outlook in New York is a bit better than it's been in the past few seasons with the addition of Artemi Panarin and some youngsters looking for a roster spot.

Ewen trial against NHL to take three weeks with more than 20 witnesses -
This should be interesting to monitor. Will the NHL acknowledge that CTE is an actual problem?

Jets' roster filled with opportunity after departures -
Are the Jets better this season? They've got some big holes in their roster and they still haven't signed Patrik Laine and Kyle Connor.

Where Do They Go From Here? - Hockey Wilderness
Where do the Wild turn next? They need to secure a new GM. Will that mean more changes?

Buffalo Sabres blue line is currently a story of potential versus reality - Die By The Blade
Will Buffalo make any additional moves to re-vamp their blue line?

Frozen Frames: How Cole Caufield creates scoring chances - Eyes On The Prize
This is a neat look at Cole Caulfield's scoring from our friends at Habs Eye on the Prize.

Have a great week, folks!