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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Wrapped

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With Grimaldi’s deal done, the offseason is pretty much wrapped up for Poile. Now we wait.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Tomasino, Stastney Represent Countries at World Junior Summer Showcase | Nashville Predators
The two youngsters hope to compete against each other in this year’s World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic.

Data Visualization: 2018-2019 Nashville Predators 5v4 Shot Map Tool | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: Bryan’s back with more Data Visualization, but this time we get a look at our horrendous power play shot map!

Other Hockey News & Notes

Crosby on the Subban incident, Golden Goal, Johnson’s baseball brawl | Sportsnet
“They had just tied it 2-2 — we had won the first two and that was in Nashville. He had said something to Guentzy (Jake Guentzel) leaving the ice, and I just went to kind of get in the middle and try to break them up. He kind of kept saying stuff, and him and I went at it. Nothing was said even remotely close to that, but then to read that after, it was like, ‘Oh okay, I’m going to have to answer [questions] about this.’ It was more that. And then on top of that, he ended up taking Listerine, carrying a bottle of Listerine into the game or something. What are you going to do.”

GOOD STUFF.

Kevin Shattenkirk on Rangers buyout: ‘I was pretty pissed off about it’ | Sportsnet
Well, Kevin... you stopped producing and were injured a lot. I’m sure they were plenty pissed as well.

Toronto Maple Leafs’ Mike Babcock: Auston Matthews should average 19 minutes of ice time | TSN
Well, it looks like Mike Babcock has finally realized that he should be playing Auston Matthews more than he has been.

11 well-known free agents still without an NHL team next season | Offside
Sooooo, Jake Gardiner... and a bunch of old guys.

Ovechkin makes friend, learns how to write name in Chinese | NHL.com
It’s Ovi in China. You know you want to see it.

Andrei Markov interested in re-joining Montreal Canadiens | TSN.ca
Old man Markov is hoping to jump back into NHL at age 40.

Agent: Jason Pominville ‘would listen carefully’ to free agent offer from Montreal Canadiens | TSN
The Habs are going to sign both Markov and Pominville, aren’t they?

Larkin says ‘I feel read’ to be Red Wings captain | NHL.com
“Everyone in the NHL has been a leader at some point in their careers. I’m lucky that we have great veteran leadership and it’s taken a lot of pressure off me, but a letter’s a letter, being a captain of a franchise like the Detroit Red Wings would mean a lot to me.”

Elias Pettersson will be on the Swedish cover of NHL 20 | Expressen.se
So this article is in Swedish, but you get the point.

Also, the headline after using the translate function is pretty great.
Ending on NHL cover after the success: “Very fun”

[Ed.: I know a little Swedish and that seems to be pretty much accurate, albeit ungrammatical. Oh, online translators.]