Tuesday's Dump & Chase: Let the sun shine

Links for your all-Sunbelt Tuesday.

Sun Belt Showdown: NHL heads south for entire final four
At first glance, you might think this is the NCAA basketball Final Four rather than the NHL conference finals. But it’s not a misprint -- for the first time in history, the final four teams in the NHL playoffs are all located south of Pennsylvania, per OptaStats.

You love to see it, at least in theory. In practice... uh... go...Canes?

2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs conference finals schedule
Dates, starting times and national television coverage for the 2023 NHL conference finals.

The first series starts Thursday.

Evangelista making most of return to Milwaukee

Luke Evangelista has had an impressive postseason so far with the Admirals (who play Game 3 against the Texas Stars tomorrow).

Kraken reflect on run: ‘We played like a real team’
Despite being eliminated by the Stars in Monday night’s Game 7, the Kraken announced their arrival as a contender in the Western Conference with their surprising playoff run in only their second season as a franchise.

I was definitely hoping they'd pull it off, but the Western Conference wildcard can be an unforgiving spot. It's wild how making it to the second round of the playoffs in their second season in the league is--thanks to how unprepared the rest of the GMs were for Vegas--underwhelming for a recent expansion team.

Teravainen expected back for Hurricanes in Eastern Conference Final
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Teuvo Teravainen is expected to return to the Carolina Hurricanes for the Eastern Conference Final against the Florida Panthers.

This could be interesting.