clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Friday’s Dump & Chase: Welcome To The Thunderdome

In which Ryan Ellis describes the hellish nature of the Central Division, the Ducks re-sign Kase, and rumors circulate about Zetterberg.

If you buy something from an SB Nation link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement.

NHL: San Jose Sharks at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Twice the authors, twice the links!

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Predators' Ryan Ellis on Central Division rivalries: 'Each game's a war' | Sportsnet
Ryan Ellis breaks down what it's like to play in the NHL's "Muder/Death/Kill" division.

Now seems as good a time as any to debut the 2018-19 Central Division theme song

Long live the Thunderdome.

Nashville Predators’ Top 25 Under 25: #16 Filip Pyrochta | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: Get to know Filip #2.

Two For Podcasting Episode 6: Statistics and Yelling - Two For Podcasting

I recently started a hockey podcast with one of my former college teammates. Later today we’re releasing an episode talking about the Ryan Ellis extension; be sure to follow us on Twitter for updates! -Bobby

The Forecheck Podcast: Episode 43 - Ryan Ellis | On the Forecheck
The latest episode of the podcast features Ryan Ellis talking about Ryan Ellis.

What Ryan Ellis said about his new deal, Predators’ Stanley Cup chances - The Tennesseasn

I can’t think of anything more I’d want to hear from a top-20 NHL defenseman who just signed a team-friendly contract.

Other Hockey News

Mount Puckmore - Four franchise-defining players for each Central Division team | ESPN
Mike Fisher, Roman Josi, Pekka Rinne, and Shea Weber.

Eh, I don't hate it.

Ducks sign forward Ondrej Kase to 3-year contract | Sportsnet
I don't really have any opinions on him as a player, but Ondrej Kase is an excellent hockey name.

Oh, and as of now the Ducks only remaining RFA is human-trashcan Nick Ritchie.

Oilers’ already shaky blueline in deep trouble with Sekera sidelined indefinitely | TheHockeyNews
Yikes. Sekera tore his Achilles tendon right after having ACL surgery the year prior. The Hockey Gods have put a curse upon him.

Canadiens top brass will attend Pacioretty's golf tournament | Sportsnet
I’ll be honest. This is only “news” solely because it's Max Pacioretty.

Jets' Laine: 'No rush' to sign extension | TSN
"It's not something we need to hurry because I still have a contract."

Well, duh.

Small steps away from the crease, into GM chair with eye on rejuvenating CWHL’s Furies | TheHockeyNews
"Longtime CWHL goaltender Sami Jo Small has backstopped the Toronto Furies to victory plenty of times over the past several seasons, but now she’s using her mind and passion for the game to attempt to build a winner."

Blashill: 'A lot of doubt' on Zetterberg playing | TSN
Things are starting to sound pretty bleak for the ZetterBOT.

Wings On The Bubble | NHL
Why not fire up the internet rage factory a bit early, right?

Bryan Berard suing NHL over concussions, brain injuries - Yahoo

The sooner the league stops pretending that these issues don’t exist, the better off it will be.

Nylander says ‘no extra pressure or urgency’ to sign with Maple Leafs -

Is this a William Nylander or Shea Weber circa 2011 quote?

An Unlikely Hockey Tradition Continues Down Under -

Despite only having a couple ice rinks in all of Australia, discover how the country is embracing the sport despite the obstacles.