Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Summertime (And the Living is Easy)

Much of the staff is on vacation, but we’ve got links for today again.

Coors Light is making beer out of the ice the Stanley Cup Final was played on | RMNB
I would not drink this beer!

One question for each NHL team heading into a short off-season |
The question "what changes will David Poile make" feels like a copout, but it's a nice summary of a few options. I'd like to know if we actually do see the youth movement this coming year.

Emotional Brendan Gallagher says he takes nothing from 'moral victories' after Montreal Canadiens' loss in Stanley Cup Final | ESPN
Honestly, the Tampa Bay Lightning are just terrifying. That's not a moral victory or defeat, that's a simple fact.

31 Thoughts: Where NHL's Olympic participation stands as off-season begins |
The Olympic situation feels like an absolute mess.

Canadian health officials wanted strict COVID-19 protocols from NHL | ESPN
I spent the whole season afraid we were going to have a 1919 repeat, so I cannot blame Canadian health officials for wanting a bubble.

Canadiens' off-season to be dominated by speculation about Bergevin's future |
I don't respect Marc Bergevin as a manager--his treatment of some of the players he's scapegoated, especially Alex Galchenyuk and Devante Smith-Pelly, has just been awful--but this sounds like a very unpleasant and uncomfortable situation for him.

Disgruntled star winger Vladimir Tarasenko, 29, requests trade from St. Louis Blues, source says | ESPN
I was going to make a joke about having to live in St. Louis, but actually he wants a trade because of the way the team handled his shoulder injuries, which is not funny and is instead upsetting.

NHL Rumour Roundup: Will this be the summer of the blockbuster trade? |
How do we feel about the Seth Jones to Philadelphia rumors?

RMNB answers all your questions about NFTs | RMNB
This is my favorite take on the NHL's recent dabbling in NFTs, and really on the concept of NFTs in general. Then again, I've never really understood "my thing is only good if I am the only one who has it" even aside from the energy situation, so.

WHKYHAC launches tomorrow | The Ice Garden
If you like hockey analytics, the Women's Hockey Analytics Conference is streaming free today starting at 9 Central.