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As the NHL begins Phase 2 of its Return to Play Plan, join us as we take a look at some other news from around the league.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Roman Josi or John Carlson: Who Deserves the Norris Trophy? | On the Forecheck
There’s certainly no debate when it comes to handsome/60.

Bonino to Star in First Episode of NHL’s Skates & Plates Cooking Series | Nashville Predators
Let’s hope Bones is just as capable in the kitchen as he is at blocking people on Twitter.

Full Disclosure: Yes, I am one of those people he’s blocked for some random reason. Dude must name-search himself on Twitter constantly.

[Ed.: Also in the interests of full disclosure, I am too.]

Other Hockey News & Notes

Anson Carter details how race played role in hockey career | Sportsnet
Anson Carter feels his NHL career would have unfolded differently if his skin was a different color.

Joel Ward on what Hockey Diversity Alliance can accomplish | Sportsnet
Retired NHL forward, and former Pred, Joel Ward is on the executive committee of the newly-formed Hockey Diversity Alliance. He hopes that the Alliance can help improve the game for future generations.

Evander Kane and Akim Aliu will serve as the co-heads of the Hockey Diversity Alliance, while Trevor Daley, Wayne Simmonds, Chris Stewart, and Matt Dumba will join Ward in rounding out the executive committee.

Nasreddine looking forward as Devils’ coaching search continues | NBC Sports

“I think we’re very close [to being a playoff team],” Alain Nasreddine said. “I think at least competitive enough to be battling for a playoff spot … I’d say next year, for sure. You look at the progress of some of the young guys in the last two months of the season, and it’s very promising.”

Sabres defenseman Lawrence Pilut, 24, leaves NHL, joins KHL team on two-year deal | ESPN
Defender Lawrence Pilut, 24, has elected to leave the Buffalo Sabres organization, signing a two-year contract with Russia’s Traktor Chelyabinsk of the KHL.

Taking over a college hockey program during a pandemic ... and other fun hobbies | TribLIVE
Picture this: It’s your first college head coaching job. It’s a small school. You aren’t the biggest program in your own state, or your own city. The team is 14-58-6 in its first three seasons. And you’ve signed on during a pandemic.

Sounds fun, right?

Kings’ Jeff Carter has surgery on core muscle injury | Sportsnet
Los Angeles Kings forward Jeff Carter has undergone surgery to repair a core muscle injury (which is usually code for sports hernia). He expects to be fully healthy for next season... whenever that may start.