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Will hockey make a return in May? It’s Day 6 of May.

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Nashville Predators News and Notes

Marvel Theme Week: The Nashville Predators Have the Stones | On the Forecheck
Ann takes a look at which Predator has which Infinity Stone.

Around the League

Penguins may have to trade goalie, GM says: report
I feel like some team is going to be willing to pay top dollar for one Matt Murray.

Grubauer healthy, ready to play if NHL season resumes
Philipp Grubauer is fully healed and ready to go.

Goalies try to stay sharp during season pause
I guess the only way to re-create real goaltender action is to get on the ice and have players shoot pucks at you.

I tried shooting rubber balls at my goalie husband in the garage...it’s just not the same. The dogs thought all the balls were for them and he can't perform the same fundamental movements on asphalt.

Draisaitl rooting for Stuetzle to be first German taken in 2020 Draft
I love the current crop of German stars. They're dynamic and fun to watch.

How does Mikko Lehtonen's versatility shake up Maple Leafs’ defence? | Sportsnet.ca
The Leafs snagged the prize free agent from the KHL on Monday.

Maple Leafs' Holl eager for chance to finish Masterton-worthy season | Sportsnet.ca
As we reflect on his 2019-20 season — which may or may not be over, depending on the coronavirus pandemic — it’s clear that Justin Holl is worthy of serious consideration for the Masterton Trophy.

How will new NCAA rules on endorsements impact hockey players? | TheHockeyNews
It'll be interesting to see what the NCAA decides about its student athletes.

As economies start to open up, so are hockey rinks in U.S. | TheHockeyNews
While I miss being at Ford Ice Center, I understand that a slow, phased reopening process is the best way to keep folks safe. I'd hate to know my friends became ill at the ice rink.

How Andrei Svechnikov helped USHL Muskegon become a haven for high-end Russians | TheHockeyNews
Our very own Egor Afanasyev is mentioned here.

Insider Trading: NHL aiming for late May Phase 2 | TSN.ca
Slow and steady wins the race. We miss sports. Let's make them happen...safely.

Imaginary NHL Olympics 2022: Projecting the Olympic Athletes from Russia roster | TheHockeyNews
Team Russia would be pretty stacked. I can't wait to see whether NHLers will be able to participate in the 2022 Olympics.

Minnesota Wild’s Matt Dumba remains ambitious despite tough season | TSN.ca
Matt Dumba doesn't get the praise he's deserving of...even though he plays in Minnesota. He is pretty enjoyable to watch and has the potential to be a real defensive force for the middling Wild.

Imaginary NHL Olympics 2022: Projecting the Czech Republic's roster | TheHockeyNews
Here's Team Czech Republic. While they're not as stacked as Russia or Canada or the United States, they could put up a pretty good fight.

NHL-NHLPA Return to Play Committee to hold fourth meeting Wednesday | TSN.ca
I hope some solid ideas and possible plans emerge from this meeting to be held on Wednesday.