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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Flexibly Fair

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In which Bettman stresses fairness and flexibilty, Bill Peters (somehow) gets another coaching job, and Alexandre Carrier signs an extension.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators sign D Alexandre Carrier to 3-year, $2.2 million two-way contract | On the Forecheck
I’d say this pretty much confirms that Carrier is going to get an extended look on the bottom pair next season, and good for him.

Predators raise $2.7M for tornado, COVID-19 relief efforts | ESPN
I’m sure this got linked yesterday, but I’ll be damned if I’m not linking it again. Major props to Sean Henry and the entire organization.

2020 NHL Entry Draft Profile: C Jaromir Pytlik | On the Forecheck
A NEW PITLICK HAS ENTERED THE ARENA! Only this time, he’s a Pytlik.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Bettman: NHL aims to be ‘flexible’ in hopes of ‘fair’ return to play | Sportsnet

“There are at least seven teams that were on the bubble of making the playoffs and not all of the teams had played the same number of games,” said Bettman. “Whatever we do to come back … we’re going to have to do something (fair): Whether it’s complete the regular season in whole or in part, whether or not it’s expanded playoffs, we’re going to have to do something that’s fair and has integrity.”

NHL exploring all options for resumption of season, Bettman says | NHL.com
“When we’ll have an opportunity to return depends on things that we have absolutely no control over, because it all starts with everybody’s health and well-being.”

Ex-Flames coach Bill Peters signs two-year deal with KHL’s AVtomobilist | Sportsnet
Well... hopefully he’s learned something.

Sabres’ parent company announces layoffs, furloughs of 125 employees | ESPN
The parent company that oversees the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres announced a series of cost-cutting measures, including layoffs and furloughs affecting 125 employees as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Ottawa Senators GM Pierre Dorion: No contract talks during pause | TSN
Kind of seems like a waste if I’m being honest. What else do you have going on, Pierre?

Analyzing what still makes Drew Doughty an elite NHL defenseman | Sportsnet
Drew Doughty last won the Norris Trophy back in 2016 and the general opinion around him is that he’s experienced some recent age-related decline. While that may partly be true, Andrew Berkshire highlights why Doughty is still elite and what the Kings need to do to help him.

Tucker’s Streaming Suggestion Of The Week - Silver Linings Playbook

Where To Watch: Netflix

Genre: Romantic Comedy-Drama (Romantic Dramedy? Is that a thing?)

Starring: Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert DeNiro, Jacki Weaver

Synopsis: After losing his job and wife, and spending time in a mental institution, Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) winds up living with his parents (Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver). He wants to rebuild his life and reunite with his wife, but his parents would be happy if he just shared their obsession with the Philadelphia Eagles. Things get complicated when Pat meets Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence), who offers to help him reconnect with his wife, if he will do something very important for her in exchange.

Runtime: 122 minutes