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Monday’s Dump and Chase: Homestand Hockey Wonderland

The Predators face the Sabres this evening for another home contest.

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NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News and Notes

Admirals’ Matt Donovan working toward another chance in NHL
Matt Donovan has led the Admirals in scoring early in the season and earned an NHL contract. #SasquatchWatch2019

Milwaukee Shuts Out Rockford
On the same night the Predators defeated the Blackhawks, Admirals goalie Tom McCollum stopped 28 shots to lead Milwaukee to a 3-0 win over the Rockford IceHogs.

Around the League

Kovalchuk out four weeks for Kings after ankle bursectomy procedure
The injury woes for the Kings continue.

Nylander contract latest big win for new Maple Leafs general manager
#NylanderWatch2018 is over. We'll see how GM Kyle Dubas handles the contracts coming up for extensions this summer. makes its picks for All-Star rosters
I know I'll be voting for Pekka Rinne, but with Filip Forsberg and P.K. Subban on IR, who else should fill the Central roster? Roman Josi? Ryan Johansen?

Anaheim Ducks - Washington Capitals - December 2nd, 2018 |
Pontus Aberg is flying high with Anaheim.

What now for Nylander? A look at what came next for other notable RFA holdouts - TheHockeyNews
Kyle Turris is mentioned here during his time with the then-Phoenix Coyotes, as is P.K. Subban.

Coyotes' Michael Grabner out indefinitely with gruesome eye injury -
This eye injury is awful.

Beyond Headlines: What we learned about Dubas during Nylander saga -
We are going to see the announcement of Seattle as the League's 32nd team. Let the name speculation begin? I personally like the Seattle Kraken.

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins giving Oilers rock solid minutes down the middle -
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins is the second most-solid Oiler after Connor McDavid.

Why haven't there been more PED cases in the NHL?
Here's an interesting piece on PEDs in the NHL. Most players seem to agree that taking banned substances is just not worth it.

Finally, here’s a photo of #11. Hopefully he continues to find the scoresheet in Nashville gold. Have a great week, folks!