Monday's Dump & Chase: The rest of the summer

Some news, some playoff speculation, and some schadenfreude.

2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs 1st-round schedule
2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs First Round dates, starting times and national television coverage.

Cheering for anyone, or the classic "meteorite"?

2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs Goalie Tiers: A look at every team’s last line of defence
Every team’s situation in net is slightly different, but in some cases there are some common elements at play. So, we’ve broken the 16 playoff teams into four “tiers” that divide them by what their outlook is in the crease.

*tragic sigh*

NHL Playoffs Buzz: Avalanche hoping Makar, Manson back for Game 1
Welcome to the NHL Playoff Buzz. has you covered with all the latest news.

Ah, yes, that's what the Avalanche need, to be even scarier.

Bergeron could miss Bruins playoff opener against Panthers on Monday
Patrice Bergeron is not guaranteed to play in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round on Monday, when the Boston Bruins take on the Florida Panthers to open their bid for the Stanley Cup after winning the most regular-season games in NHL history (65).

Meanwhile, Boston's attempt to run up the season score may have had consequences.

Russia, Belarus out of IIHF events until war ends
Russia and Belarus won’t be allowed to compete in International Ice Hockey Federation tournaments as long as the war in Ukraine continues, the group’s president, Luc Tardif, said Sunday.

Internationally, more confirmation of what seemed to be the IIHF's plan.

United States golden again after Knight’s clutch heroics against Canada
United States golden again after Knight’s clutch heroics against Canada

The US women's team has won gold again. Hilary Knight remains incredible.

Coyotes’ Tourigny to coach Canada at worlds
André Tourigny of the Arizona Coyotes will coach Canada in the world hockey championship in Tampere, Finland and Riga, Latvia.

I'm not sure that I'd personally have tapped the Arizona Coyotes' anything for this, myself.

Federal government restores funding to Hockey Canada effective immediately
The federal government will restore funding to Hockey Canada, effective immediately, after the organization satisfied three conditions intended to begin the process of improving culture and creating a safer environment in the sport.
Blue Jackets fire Larsen as coach after 2 seasons
The Blue Jackets have fired Brad Larsen after two seasons as coach. He was 62-86-16 after taking the job in June 2021.

Changes are coming to Columbus...

Brian MacLellan is open to hiring a younger coach to replace Peter Laviolette
Washington Capitals general manager Brian MacLellan was forced to make a move on the coaching staff earlier than he was intending. Hours after the Capitals lost their final game of the season, a 5-4 overtime loss to the New Jersey…

And to Washington...

Crosby, Penguins try to look ahead following failure to make playoffs
Sidney Crosby said the feeling has been much too familiar lately.

And finally, a little schadenfreude for the Monday morning (with apologies to any dual Pens-Preds fans we still have around).