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Saturday’s Dump & Chase: It’s Over

Hockey season is over, now what?

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Hockey News & Rants

To Barry, Lane and Mitch: Thank You | NHL
“I remember Barry Trotz helping me pick out the carpeting for the locker room in Nashville like it was yesterday. It was the summer of 1998, and we had so much to do before we began our first NHL season that fall. But the room needed carpeting, so we set out together to take care of it.”

I’m not crying over a story about carpet, you’re crying over a story about carpet.

2017-18 Player Reviews: Calle Jarnkrok | On the Forecheck
Despite some Preds fans feeling a certain way towards Jarnkrok after the expansion draft, he had himself a season!

2017-18 Player Reviews: Roman Josi | On the Forecheck
It was an interesting season for the new Captain to say the least.

NHL Rumors: Latest Trade Buzz on Phil Kessel, Jeff Skinner and More | Bleacher Report
Let the wild speculating begin!

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman asked about expansion team draft | ESPN
Even though they didn't win it all, people are going to be genuinely mad about Vegas and their expansion draft until the end of time.

NHL - Way-too-early 2018-19 Power Rankings | ESPN
"Will the Lightning or Predators make the leap?"

Who gets there first? Who is more likely to burn out on playoff heart break and start a decline before they actually win a Cup?

Please don't be Nashville. (Sorry Tampa, nothing personal!)

6 things about the Capitals and the NHL after their Stanley Cup Final win |
The Cup has been hoisted and now the league has a few months to run any damage control, travel deep into the heart of the universe to discover the origins of goalie interference, and see what Vegas can do with a fraction of their team hitting free agency.

The off-season is the second most entertaining time of year.

2018 NHL Off-Season Primer: Trade candidates and draft intrigue | SportsNet
Apparently the P.K. Subban trade from two years ago is now the standard introduction for every off-season trade primer from here until the end of time.

Why N.H.L. Teams May Not Enjoy the Comforts of Home Ice | New York Times
I’m not sure if it’s comforting or unsettling that every team in the NHL and not just the Preds didn’t play well at home this season. It’s surprising but also further proves just how unpredictable hockey is.