Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Well?? Well??

Due to ridiculously early medication-induced bed times, this post will be submitted before the end of Game Six.

Smashville News:

NHL playoffs Predators vs Stars: Nashville needs Dallas’ help to win series | Tennessean
This is from the home team reporter. Mr Rexrode got quite the sampling of Twitter input after this article.

The boys are back with their imitations of me for the last two weeks. Spot on!

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Bad case of the Monday’s 💤

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Central Division News:

Laine played most of season for Jets with back injury | NHL.com
Patrik Laine apparently has chronic back issues. Isn’t he young for that? Also, Nikolaj Ehlers played Game 6 on a fractured leg.

Gordo on the NHL: Changes loom for Jets after their series loss to Blues | stltoday.com
Just what you’ve been waiting for! A St. Louis reporter sharing what changes will happen for the vanquished Winnipeg Jets. Apparently the Blues also are rooting for our game against Dallas to be vicious and hard-hitting (obviously they’ve been too busy to watch previous games).

Reckless and beloved, Blackhawks’ Corey Crawford brushes off concussion concerns | Chicago Sun-Times
“Corey Crawford has everything a player could want in an NHL career and could leave now in good health. But he’s nowhere near ready to retire.” This article made me very sad. Even having the experiences he describes, Corey Crawford is willing to risk permanent injury to play on.

Other Hockey News:

NBC explains why Maple Leafs fan’s head blocked view | USA Today
Okay this explains what was wrong, but nothing about why they didn’t get the guy to sit down!

Jones stops 58, Hertl scores shorthanded in double OT as Sharks force Game 7 | ProHockeyTalk
I gave in to my medication at the beginning of the second overtime. Aaaaggggghhhhh!

Duchene savors trip to second round of playoffs with Blue Jackets | NHL.com
Good for him. While he is probably the asset Columbus should target, I don’t believe he will stay. But who knows, many preferred destinations might not have the cap space to sign him.

Burns, Giordano and Hedman are the Norris finalists – who wins and who was snubbed? | TheHockeyNews
You’ll never guess the Nashville Predator who is deemed “snubbed”!

Super Slow Mo: Playoffs Week 1 | NHL.com
Against my better judgement, I’m going to watch this. Hi Pekka Rinne! Looking fine. Brian Boyle! Nice hit. P.K. Subban! Awesome goal. Filip Forsberg! Fil-thy as ever. Calle Järnkrok! Watch out - ouch! Pekka again - oh. Well that was more of the team than we have seen in the last two weeks combined. I also believe that was every playoff highlight we had.

Infamous ‘Good Friday Massacre’ brawl of years past a reminder of how NHL playoffs have evolved | The Seattle Times
“If somebody was in trouble, you’d drag your guy over there and at least grab on and pull somebody off somebody.’’ I never heard of this melee, but apparently Mike Milbury didn’t show well.

What the Puck: A Canadiens-obsessed take on this year’s NHL playoffs | Montreal Gazette

‘Hockey in Heaven’ | The New York Times
Unbelievable. The next time you think your local youth league has challenges, think of these girls.