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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Sitting, Waiting, Wishing

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As April comes to a close, there still is no light at the end of the tunnel.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Josi, Bonino Face Wild’s Hartman, Greenway in NHL20 Series | Nashville Predators
Games 1 and 2 were last night, but games 3, 4*, and 5* (if necessary) will take place tomorrow night at 6 PM.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Report: NHL considering December start to 2020-21 season | theScore
The league will reportedly still try to fit in a full 82-game season even if the schedule begins later than usual.

Hockey’s Fate Hinges on NHLPA’s Ability To Stop Hitting Itself Over The Head | Deadspin
So Deadspin is back... sort of. Unsurprisingly, the headlines remain unbearably snarky.

Jake Muzzin feels fortunate to sign contract extension before pandemic | Sportsnet
No kidding.

Flyers’ Oskar Lindblom nears last round of treatments for bone cancer | ESPN
Oskar Lindblom’s cancer treatments “have gone as well or better than we could have expected,” Flyers assistant general manager Brent Flahr said.

Truly great news.

Boston selects Sammy Davis at No. 1 after trading for NWHL draft’s top pick | Sportsnet
After a sterling run at Boston University that saw her amass 142 points over 147 games, Sammy Davis (not Jr.) will continue her on-ice dominance in her home state after being selected first overall by the Boston Pride in the 2020 NWHL Draft Tuesday.

Meet Edmonton Rookie Ethan Bear: From Ochapowace to the Oilers | The Hockey News
A massive and unwavering support system helped propel Ethan Bear to the big leagues. This season, his first as a full-time NHLer, he aided the Oilers’ return to respectability.

Demolition and digging done, KeyArena readies for walls to be built as crews take coronavirus precautions | The Seattle Times
So.... hockey arenas are essential, I guess?

Tucker’s Streaming Suggestion Of The Week - Django Unchained

Where To Watch: Netflix

Genre: Western (FYI, it’s supremely violent)

Starring: Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson

Directed By: Quentin Tarantino

Synopsis: Two years before the Civil War, Django (Jamie Foxx), a slave, finds himself accompanying an unorthodox German bounty hunter named Dr. King Schultz (Christoph Waltz) on a mission to capture the vicious Brittle brothers. Their mission successful, Schultz frees Django, and together they hunt the South’s most-wanted criminals. Their travels take them to the infamous plantation of shady Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio), where Django’s long-lost wife (Kerry Washington) is still enslaved.

Runtime: 165 minutes