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Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Here We Go!

Plans are beginning to roll out for the 20-21 season (21-21 season?).

Dallas Stars v Nashville Predators Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images

Smashville:

Nashville Predators Prospects to Watch at 2021 World Juniors | The Hockey Writers
"The Nashville Predators are well represented at this year's World Junior Championship with five prospects suiting up for their own countries." Who's going to be watching?

A Holiday Gift: Preds, NHL Set to Return for 2020-21 Season | NHL.com
It's happening! It's happening!

Nashville, the para hockey talent is here. Where are you? | On the Forecheck
Great piece by Ann. Folks in Nashville—please take advantage of this unique sports opportunity.

Ryan Johansen and his brother out there making sure the good pups awaiting adoption get Christmas too!

Central Division News:

Hmmmm... ShallI search for links on the normal Central Division or the pandemic Central Division??? Let’s go with the latter, as I like (most of) the teams better.

Water leak causes $250,000 in damage at Canes’ PNC Arena | Raleigh News & Observer
"A water leak during the pandemic caused $250,000 in damages to the Carolina Hurricanes’ audio/visual equipment at PNC Arena, where they play NHL hockey games." Ruh roh. Should this really be replaced before it is positive where the water came from?

The Blue Jackets Will Not Have Fans In Nationwide Arena For the Start of the 2020-21 NHL Season | 1st Ohio Battery
I expect this will be the case most everywhere to start.

Lightning tell season ticket members fans can attend home games | Tampa Bay Times
On the other hand, Florida is going to...Florida.

Other Hockey News:

Toughest realigned NHL division debated by NHL.com | NHL.com
Which division do you think will be the toughest? When I looked, I thought that whoever comes out of the East may be the eventual Stanley Cup winner. Also, it's plain to see why St. Louis didn't mind going West.

The NHL is back. Here are the winners, losers of realignment for 2021 season. | USA Today
How will the new division alignment help or hurt the teams?

NHL Power Rankings: Stanley Cup Final matchups that could only happen this season | NBC Sports
Colorado Avalanche versus Nashville Predators? Could be fun.

NHL Power Rankings: 8 teams in Blackhawks' new-look division for 2020-21 season | RSN
It's actually hard to argue with this ranking, which means the Nashville Predators better get themselves together or they won't see the playoffs.

Seattle Kraken NHL Expansion Draft appears in line for July | ESPN Seattle
Please stop. I'm having remembered expansion draft anxiety.

Chara's future with Bruins remains unclear, Neely says | NHL.com
What? Make a place for Zdeno Chára, you cowards!

NHL season starting in January and teams are pumped up about it | NHL.com
Many of these were good. I especially enjoyed the Carolina Hurricanes and—surprisingly—the Montreal Canadiens.