Sunday's Dump & Chase: Unexpectedly Awesome

I knew going in to this weekend that I was going to spend large swaths of my time watching exhibition games, but I didn't know that they'd be worth watching. Some of them, a little too much. Fortunately the teams with players on them we care about the most haven't descended into murderou

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World Cup Takeaways: Sweden 6, Finland 3 -
Finland is probably going to have a bad time at this tournament. In case you missed it, Forsberg had an amazing pass to Backstrom.

2016 World Cup of Hockey -- Sidney Crosby of Team Canada to sit 2nd exhibition game against Team USA | ESPN
They really should have sat Kesler, but I have several dragons full of hot takes about that.

World Cup of Hockey: Sedin twins’ international careers nears an end | Vancouver Sun
They've looked pretty good with their new linemate versus Finland.

Report: NHL explores new way to remove concussed players from games – ProHockeyTalk
I'll believe it when I see it.

Tatiana Rafter Must Find Scoring Touch With Riveters | Today's Slap Shot
The Riveters are going to need somebody with a scoring touch next season, that's for sure.

Why the federal government should stop spending billions on private sports stadiums | Brookings Institution
There's a lot of data here about federal funding of sports stadiums, including the NHL.

Jordan Staal on Eric: ‘I miss having him here’ | News & Observer
It's been like a week, dude.

Johhny Gaudreau is already worth $8 million | The Hockey News
Gaudreau is very good, but I'm not sure if he's going to be worth that kind of contract.

Daly Optimistic On NHL Collective Bargaining Front | Today's Slap Shot
There's going to be another lockout. The only question is how much of the season will we lose.

Fisher excited to captain Predators | Peterborough Examiner
Fisher says nice things about Nashville to his hometown paper.