Thursday's Dump & Chase: Anticipation

Links for your Thursday.

NHL conference final preview: Goalie Confidence Index, key matchups, predictions
We are down to the final four teams left skating for the Stanley Cup. Who are the key players to watch, which teams have the goaltending edge, and who wins each series?

Who have you got in the conference finals?

Coyotes say they’ll play at Mullett Arena next season after vote fails
The Arizona Coyotes told season-ticket holders they will play at Mullett Arena next season after a public vote went against a proposed Tempe Sports and Entertainment district on Tuesday that would have kept the team in the East Valley city.

Despite the residents of Tempe objecting to the bureaucratic setup for a new Coyotes arena, the Desert Dogs are staying put for right now.

Five reasonable destinations for the Arizona Coyotes (and one pipe dream)
Let’s face it, with the plan for a new arena in Tempe being decisively voted down by area residents, the time has come to seriously consider relocating the Arizona Coyotes. Paul D. Grant has come up with a helpful list of cities the NHL team could relocate to.

I really don't think California needs a fourth NHL team.

Then again, I also don't think that 4,600+ people would come to Quebec Nordiques 2.0 practices, so this author and I differ on more than one thing.

Ratcliffe scores twice as Admirals take Game 3

The Admirals have pulled back ahead in their series against the Texas Stars.

Riveters Sign Räty to One-Year Deal
The Metropolitan Riveters announced on Tuesday that they have signed goaltender Noora Räty to a one-year contract, in perhaps the biggest splash the franchise has made in their nine-season existence since they inked star forward Amanda Kessel before Season 2. Räty is a four-time Olympian, and two-t…

Noora Räty is back in North American hockey and I for one am thrilled.

Why a blockbuster Maple Leafs trade really comes down to two stars
For the first summer since assembling his beloved Core Four Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas is threatening to break up the band. But who should go?

William Nylander and/or Mitch Marner might be on the move.

Ruff will return as Devils coach next season
Lindy Ruff will return as coach of the New Jersey Devils next season.

I...sure? I guess? Why not.

U.S. beats Austria for 4th straight win at worlds
The United States maintained a perfect record at the ice hockey world championship by beating Austria 4-1 on Wednesday for a fourth straight victory in the group stage.

The US men's team continues to crush the Worlds competion.