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Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Bonus Hockey

Dallas Stars continue to succeed playing ‘underdog’ role | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
I feel like employing Corey Perry ought to disqualify you from the “underdog” label, suggesting as it does a sort of everyman likeability. But that might just be me.

NHL, players not rushing into plan for next season | Sportsnet.ca
I am glad of this. The bubble has worked out way better than I dared hope, but since they won’t be able to afford to do that all season–on multiple levels–much better to delay and be safe than rush in and risk people’s lives so we can watch some sportspuck.

Marc Staal and 2021 Second-Rounder Traded to the Red Wings | Blueshirt Banter
A rare “future considerations” NHL trade.

I’m not spiritually prepared for the Rangers to be good again, y’all, and their recent unusual good luck in the draft lottery (without even a Taylor Hall in their back pockets) has not helped with my preparation.

Jets feel best way to fill roster holes may be to trade Patrik Laine | Sportsnet.ca
I mean, that’s an option. If Laine ever puts his game together it might be an option the Jets regret–they will have sold low, given what the opinion of him now seems to be–but they do need [checks notes] players.

Get Ready for ‘Battle of the Blades’ Season 6 | The Ice Garden
The only surprising thing to me about the fact that Canada has a reality show where hockey players learn to figure skate (something like Dancing with the Stars, but on ice, as far as I can tell) is that I hadn’t known this existed before now.

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