Sunday's Dump & Chase: The Hockey Gods

I wasn't superstitious until I got into hockey, and my puny human brain struggled to accept the near-purely random nature of the sport. It may not have paid off in the end, but I ate a ham sandwich for dinner before every Preds game this playoffs. Tonight's game won't come down to which

Around Hockey

Cleveland May Get Champion After All, Thanks to the Monsters - The New York Times
The Monsters completed the sweep to win the AHL Calder Cup.

30 Thoughts: Remembering greatness -
Friedman remembers Gordie Howe and speculates on the upcoming draft.

Sharks' Jones facing unbelievable workload in Stanley Cup Final -
35 shots a game. I wasn't overly impressed with Jones in their series against the Preds, but he's kept them from being swept.

So, what are the Panthers going to do with Savard’s cap space? – ProHockeyTalk
Florida looks to be a bit more exciting this off-season.

Five reasons why Penguins-Sharks Stanley Cup Final could go seven games | USA Today
I'm torn between "because the hockey gods love us" and "the hockey gods hate us".

San Jose Sharks scorer Logan Couture finally emerging as a star | ESPN
Couture is the annoying coworker that loudly discusses tv spoilers the next morning.

NCAA eyes 4-on-4 overtime for college hockey | UAF Nanooks |
Bands playing off-key pop hits are no longer enough to keep the masses entertained.

Councilmember Ray Malnar running unopposed -
The saga continues.

Hockey NL president Jack Lee under fire over allegations of favouritism - CBC News
Today I learned "NL" means Newfoundland-Labrador.

Howe's visitation, funeral open to public - TSN
His funeral is scheduled for Wednesday in Detroit.

Penguins vs. Sharks 2016 odds: San Jose still alive, betting favorite at home for Game 6 -
This is for entertainment purposes only. The hockey gods are pernicious.

Penguins keeping game plan the same |
Probably a good strategy.