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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Loan Sharks

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In which our heroes loan out Frederic Allard to the Austrian League, an entire ECHL division opts out of their upcoming season, and Artemi Panarin be sweatpants-wearin’.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Predators Loan Frederic Allard to Austrian League’s Villacher SV | Nashville Predators
Another Preds prospect has been loaned out prior to the start of training camp. Here’s to hoping that Allard finally gets a chance at the NHL level once training camp begins.

Other Hockey News & Notes

IIHF Council announces more cancellations | IIHF.com

“With the exception of the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship, the 2021 IIHF World Junior Championship, the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship and the 2021 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship, all 2020/21 tournaments in the lower division men’s senior, women’s senior, and men’s U18 categories have been cancelled.”

Sources - ECHL Northern Division opting out | ESPN
The ECHL Northern Division has opted out of the season due to the pandemic environment. This leves the ECHL with only 18 teams scheduled to play this season. That is, of course, if nobody else opts out.

Devils defender Connor Carrick takes bold step into podcasting world | Sportsnet
I would say this is an extremely liberal use of the word “bold”, but then I’m reminded of Tony DeAngelo’s venture into podcasting and I get it.

In Esquire photos, Artemi Panarin rocks sweatpants, leather jacket combo | NBC Sports
Okay... the words “rocks”, “sweatpants”, and “leather jacket” should never ever be in the same sentence together.

How Snoop Dogg Changed the Game | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Today I learned that the Penguins chose the design for their new ‘Retro Reverse’ (I HATE this phrase) jersey as a nod to the Penguins jersey Snoop Dogg wore in the music video for his song “Gin and Juice”.

The more you know!

Gabriel Landeskog will not be a bargain for Avalanche for much longer | NBC Sports
Gabriel Landeskog is currently a bargain for the Colorado Avalanche, but that could soon change with his next contract if he re-signs with the team. I personally think that’s a big if too.

Hertl says knee will get even stronger for Sharks entering season | NHL.com
The Czech forward believes the late start to 2020-21 will benefit him after surgery.

Oilers Making the Best of Strange Times | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Edmonton has found European teams for most of their top prospects, ensuring key development time is not lost during the pandemic.