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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: What About Kyle?

In which we look at what players the Preds may be targeting in the later rounds of the draft, and review Kyle Turris’s 2019-2020 season.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators Draft Board: Round 6 | On the Forecheck
Pending a trade, Nashville will be done in round six. So Eric takes a look at some of the players the Preds will likely be targeting in that round.

Poile Keeping Options Open as Preds Prepare for Draft, Free Agency | Nashville Predators
Here’s some further expansion from Brooks Bratten on Poile’s desire for the team to get younger fast, and promote players from within the organization.

Other Hockey News & Notes

2019-2020 Nashville Predators Player Report Cards: Kyle Turris | On the Forecheck
The biggest question of the off-season, once again, centers around what the Preds will do with Kyle Turris. Will he get traded? Will he get bought out? Will they keep him and hope for a turnaround? Who knows?

In the meantime, Ann delves into yet another up and (mostly) down year for the 31-year-old forward.

Rangers officially buy out final year of Henrik Lundqvist’s contract | Sportsnet
Well, it’s officially official. Henrik Lundqvist is a New York Ranger no more. No word yet on if Hank is going to try to find a job elsewhere, but honestly I kind of hope he doesn’t. Seeing him in another sweater will give me some serious “Patrick Ewing as a Seattle Supersonic” cursed image vibes.

Seattle Supersonics v Charlotte Hornets

Ugh... gross.

Off-Season Watch: Latest on the Edmonton Oilers goaltending pursuit | TSN
Hank... please don’t go play for the Oilers.

‘You’re not alone’ - Tyler Motte hopes to inspire others to discuss their mental health | ESPN
The 25-year-old opened up about his anxiety and depression this season and wants to keep the conversation going.

2020 Draft: Our Expert’s Sleeper Picks | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Not every talent is a first-rounder and hidden gems are crucial to winning the draft, so take a gander at some of the dark horses available.

Lou Lamoriello believes New York Islanders can stay mostly intact this offeseason | ESPN
The Islanders, coming off their first conference finals appearance in 27 years, are projected to be about $10 million under the $81.5 million cap. Uncle Lou hopes to keep most of the team intact and take another stab at a deep playoff run.

Oilers, Klefbom considering surgery for the defenceman | Sportsnet
With the NHL off-season now in full swing, the Edmonton Oilers and defender Oscar Klefbom are considering options on how to deal with injuries from last season.

Bowness: ‘I still have the passion to coach’ following Stanley Cup Final | NHL.com
The Stars’ interim bench boss says he still has plenty of energy to lead, and will meet with Nill on his future with the club.

Thursday Tunes - KYLE Edition

Turns out, there aren’t that many artists named Kyle. Kylie counts, right?