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Happy quarantine Wednesday.

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Nashville Predators News

Visualization: Have First-Round Picks Helped NHL Teams in the Playoffs Since 2005? | On the Forecheck
Bryan has an excellent piece of quarantine reading for you here. How do first round NHLers help their teams in the playoffs?

2020 NHL Entry Draft Profile: Shakir Mukhamadullin | On the Forecheck
Mukhamadullin is one of the first 2002-born skaters to debut in the KHL. Will the Predators call his name in June?

Breakdown: Nashville Predators Sign Connor Ingram to Three-Year Extension | On the Forecheck
The Preds locked down Connor Ingram on Monday. Eric has an in-depth look at the young netminder.

Future Watch 2020: The NHL’s top 10 falling prospects | TheHockeyNews
Eeli Tolvanen makes an appearance on this list. What do you think? Does Tolvanen have a shot at the team next season?

Around the League

Central Scouting expects to finish ranking 2020 NHL Draft prospects
The 2020 Entry Draft rankings are almost complete after most seasons came to an abrupt halt.

Bordeleau out to stay sharp ahead of 2020 NHL Draft with his season over
The younger Bordeleau is trying to keep fresh and sharp in this weird quarantine period.

Cotton brothers sign entry-level contracts with Hurricanes
The Hurricanes locked down a set of brothers yesterday.

Top 11 (purely hypothetical) NHL compliance buyout candidates | Sportsnet.ca
Who's a buyout candidate this summer? Would you give any of these guys a PTO?

Report: Bruins' Tuukka Rask says retiring after next season 'a possibility' | Sportsnet.ca
The thought of a NHL without Tuukka Rask and Pekka Rinne is a weird thought.

NHL says no decisions made yet on playoff format, draft | Sportsnet.ca
Hopefully fans will get some answers soon. Will there be a resumed season? Playoffs? The draft?

Why you shouldn't sleep on the Predators' signing of AHL standout Connor Ingram | TheHockeyNews
Connor Ingram draws some parallels to Jordan Binnington in this piece from The Hockey News.

Two QMJHL teams loaded up by trading 31 draft picks to take a run at a Memorial Cup that won't happen | TheHockeyNews
It's awful to think about these young athletes not being able to compete in tournaments and championships.

Coaching Conundrums: Which interim coaches will stick around beyond this season? | TheHockeyNews
I feel like Rick Bowness has a good shot at remaining behind Dallas's bench.

Future Watch: 10 AHL players expected to battle for NHL jobs next season | TheHockeyNews
I'd probably add Eeli Tolvanen and a few other Milwaukee Admirals to this list.

Future Watch 2020: The NHL's top 10 rising prospects | TheHockeyNews
Prospect development will come into bigger focus now that there's not much hockey to watch. Our very own Eric has extensive prospect coverage for you, so keep your eyes peeled for his upcoming articles.