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Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: We Have Ice!!

The ice is down at Bridgestone Arena and players are inbound from everywhere.

Nashville Predators v Arizona Coyotes Photo by Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images

Smashville News:

Predators Install Ice at Bridgestone Arena | NHL.com
Yay!!!

Zebras Care Foundation | NHL.com
I couldn't listen to this as my sound is broken, but it looked like the kids were having a great time. Refs don’t get enough credit for the good things they do.

Nashville Predators' 3 Best Contracts for 2020-21 | The Hockey Writers
Swedes rule! (Or they need better agents.)

Preds to Give Thanks for Fans During 'Gold Friday Week' from Nov. 23-29 | NHL.com
For your holiday shopping needs. Also, the NHL store has been running some good discounts on top of clearance prices.

Central Division News:

RELEASE: Blackhawks Announce New Hires in Hockey Operations | NHL.com
"Kendall Coyne Schofield joins front office as organization's first-ever female development coach." Good for the Chicago Blackhawks (and Rockford IceHogs). (That hurt just a little bit.)

Growing the game: North Texas hockey booming after Stars' captivating run | NHL.com
Today's semi-long read. Eight rinks! You go Dallas Stars!

Winnipeg Jets hire former NHLer Dave Lowry as assistant coach | Sportsnet
Well, this is good, I guess.

Other Hockey News:

NHL and Players Squabbling Over Money is a Really, Really Bad Look | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
It's not that I disagree with his points - I don't - but also it seems like the NHL ask is a big step up from the agreement JUST negotiated.

Auston Matthews, Connor McDavid sharing ice to prepare for 2020-21 season | Sportsnet
So, Auston Matthews and Connor McDavid are having some fun in the desert and - oh no! - getting even better.

NHL Power Rankings: The NHL’s 25 best players under age 25 | NBC Sports
Not only are there no Nashville Predators on this list, none of the boys even "just missed".

Geoffrion continues NHL family legacy as Panthers exec | NHL.com
Where are they now? - The Blake Geoffrion edition.

5 biggest surprises of the NHL's offseason | theScore.com
I thought of three of these five right away. How about you?

Thomas making adjustments on, off ice as pro career starts in Germany | NHL.com
"Akil Thomas has noticed a lot of differences during his time in Germany, from the food to the language to the driving. Even the hockey is different." Usually we hear these stories from the point of view of foreigners coming to play in North America. It's nice to hear from someone going the other way.

Westhead: NHL in legal battle with insurers refusing to pay concussion lawsuit costs | TSN.ca
Maybe it's a slow news day, but I found this quite interesting.