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Friday’s Dump & Chase: Move to the City

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Of course, no one knows which city they’ll be moving to when play resumes, but it’ll be one of ten.

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Nashville Predators News

Goaltender Ingram Excited for Future with Predators Organization
I wouldn't complain if Connor Ingram joined the Predators as a black ace in the playoffs.

2020 NHL Entry Draft Profile: Zion Nybeck (F) | On the Forecheck
Swedish. Diminutive. Forward. Lucky for him that's what Poile likes.

Around Hockey

NHL announces transition to Phase 2 of Return to Play Plan
Phase 2 means training, but not training camp, small groups on and off-ice, and testing, testing, testing. Either way, hockey-related activities are going to resume soon and that is a huge move toward the resumption of play.

Stanley Cup Playoffs to be best-of-7 following Qualifying Round
The re-seeding aspect is a fresh look for me and I can get behind the best-of-five for the play-in rounds. Taking travel out of it will also change things.

Decision on NHL Return to Play hub cities weeks away | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
Of course, a decision on WHERE the playoffs are going to happen is still a few weeks away.

Penguins player tested positive for COVID-19, now recovered | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
I think what makes me the most nervous about this news is that players were supposed to be quarantining in preparation for a return to play. However, it seems that as places have started lifting restrictions on gatherings and businesses, people have become very cavalier in their attitudes toward it. Then you get this situation. So now, we are returning to play (albeit in small groups) right as the incubation period for Memorial Day infections should be ripe for spreading of the disease. All of the quarantining and careful preparation for hockey's return could all be for nothing if players start showing symptoms early on.

Super 16: Teams emerging from pause
Well, the Predators DID make the list.