Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Denial, Anger, and Acceptance

Watching the NHL playoffs post Preds’ elimination is really making this “moving on” thing difficult.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Preds Official Podcast: Season in Review, Power Play Fixes and Changes | Nashville Predators
Brooks Bratten and Thomas Willis talk about the team’s power-play struggles, look at upcoming roster moves, and interview players and management on locker clean-out day...

SIGH.... Locker clean-out day. The dream really is dead.

Allard OT goal wins game for Admirals |
At least the Ads are showing some fight. Freddy Allard’s goal at the 12:33 mark of overtime gave the Admirals a 5-4 victory over the Iowa Wild to set up a winner-take-all game five on Monday night.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Hintz, Stars Power Past Blues 4-2 to Win Game 2 | Defending Big D
The series is now tied 1-1 thanks to a STRONG first period from Dallas. This game also had its fair share of nastiness, and I’d only expect the series to get even more chippy in the coming games.

Berube, Cooper, and Trotz voted Jack Adams finalists - who wins and who was snubbed? | The Hockey News
There is no wrong answer between Craig Berube and Barry Trotz, but if Jon Cooper wins this we riot.

Pettersson, Binnington, Dahlin voted finalists for Calder Trophy | Sportsnet
So.... Dahlin over Miro Heiskanen, eh? Well that’s certainly controversial.

Early exit a year after Cup win teaches Caps another lesson | Pro Hockey Talk
I’m sure they’re disappointed with how this postseason played out for them, but then they’ll remember they won the cup the previous year and they’ll be alright.

And hey, they’re still technically the Champions at least for now, right?

Tavares, Stone, Murray commit to Team Canada | TSN
Canada is getting a big boost for the IIHF World Hockey Championship with the additions of John Tavares and Mark Stone.

They’re also getting Matt Murray as well... which is something, I guess.

Canadiens sign Jordan Weal to two-year extension | Sportsnet
The Habs have signed the center to a two-year deal, with an AAV of $1.4 million.

Dominik Hasek’s 70-save playoff shutout - An oral history, 25 years later | ESPN
Martin Brodeur, Bobby Holik and others recall one of the best goaltending performances ever: Hasek’s 1994 four-OT masterpiece.

The Dominator is the best goalie of all time. Change my mind.

Maple Leafs’ Kyle Dubas faces a Patrick Marleau conundrum | Sportsnet
“The results weren’t what I expected or what I’ve come accustomed to. That’s on me, and I know I can do better,” Marleau said. “So, it’s an opportunity to come back next year and prove that I still have it, and I feel confident in my abilities to do that.”

Patrick Marleau out here trying to convince everybody that he won’t be 40 years old at the start of next season.

Oilers’ GM search down to 3 or 4 candidates | TSN
One of the Candidates? Peter Chiarelli in disguise.