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In which the Preds sign one of the Lukes they drafted to an entry-level-contract, the proposed division realignments for the new season come to light, and the Vegas Golden Knights are reportedly looking to move Max Pacioretty.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators sign 2020 3rd-round pick Luke Prokop to 3-year ELC | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: The Predators signed one of the Lukes they drafted to a three-year entry-level contract. The 6’ 4” defender will spend next season in the WHL with the Calgary Hitmen.

Florida Everblades 2020-21 Season Preview | On the Forecheck
Eric has your season preview for the Preds’ ECHL affiliate. There are currently six Nashville prospects on the roster.

Preds Continue Life-Changing Work at Children’s Hospital Despite Pandemic | Nashville Predators
Through virtual visits, meal deliveries and, of course, another life-changing donation through the 365 Pediatric Cancer Fund presented by Twice Daily, Pekka Rinne and the Preds have continued to make their presence known to patients in the fight of their lives during a pandemic.

Other Hockey News & Notes

NHL outlines proposed division realignment for 2020-21 | Sportsnet
Realignments! Get your realignments here!

Shocking Allegations in CHL Lawsuit Detail Sexual Abuse and ‘A Deviant Culture’ | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
More allegations have come to light in the CHL class action lawsuit launched by Dan Carcillo and Garrett Taylor. I feel I should warn anyone who wants to read this article (and honestly, you should read this IF you feel up to it) that some of the allegations detailed in this story are abhorrent and beyond disturbing.

Swedish goalie coach becomes fourth staffer to test positive for COVID-19 | Sportsnet
Nizze Landén, the goalie coach for Sweden’s Under-20 World Junior Championship team, tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, the team announced.

Report: Golden Knights could consider Max Pacioretty trade | Pro Hockey Talk
So the Vegas Golden Knights are looking to move Max Pacioretty and/or Jonathan Marchessault?

‘Unless You Show up on a Box Score in Women’s Hockey, it’s Lost’: Meghan Chayka on why Stathletes partnered with the NWHL | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
The analytics company’s co-founder caught up with The Hockey News to explain the importance of providing more detailed analytics for the women’s game, to shed light on Stathletes’ other pro-hockey ventures and much more.

Calgary Flames captain Mark Giordano: Prospects for NHL season ‘trending in the right direction’ | TSN

“This week is going to be really important I think with negotiations as far as protocols and all those different things of getting back into the rinks,” Giordano said. “There’s still probably a lot of work to do but I’m pretty optimistic we’re going to get some games in. I’m happy they’re going to try to get as many as possible.”

Thursday’s Tunes