Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Links Lite

As I spent yesterday enjoying the holiday, the links will be abbreviated this Tuesday. You’re heartbroken, I know.

Smashville News:

The first of the good news dropped Sunday:

Congratulations to the happy pair! (Lose the man-bun, Watson.)

And then Monday, this was shared:

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Surprise🤍 baby Josi due 2.14.2021

A post shared by Ellie Ottaway Josi (@eottaway) on

Can we take a moment and just consider the beauty potential of this child? And debuting on Valentine’s Day, no less! Congratulations Roman and Ellie!

Predators’ Mikael Granlund will test free agency | Yardbarker
Not surprising. I wonder if Craig Smith will do the same—maybe not by choice.

Other Hockey News:

NHL statement on COVID-19 testing results | NHL.com
Still COVID-free in the bubbles as we consolidate into one location.

Stanley Cup Playoffs conference finals schedule | NHL.com
Both series are every other day. No extra rest day, no back-to-backs.

NHL Sends Mixed Message With Ryan Reaves Suspension | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
"As I’ve said many times before with the names being interchangeable, it’s a good thing the NHL has players like Ryan Reaves to protect everybody from players like Ryan Reaves." Mic drop.

Canadian citizen can join NHL bubble for conference finals; others await clearance | ESPN
Really, at this point is it worth the risk?