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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Awards SZN

In which the finalists for the Calder and Jack Adams trophies are announced, GM David Poile makes a move to address AHL depth, and Johnny Gaudreau is in the doghouse.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators Sign Forward Sean Malone to One Year, Two-Way Deal | On the Forecheck
Of all the moves and signings GM David Poile has done over his career, this is one of them.

Preds to Face Coyotes in Afternoon Games to Start Stanley Cup Qualifier | Nashville Predators
So the Preds are going to have to play a series of day games, huh...

5 Nashville Predators with the heaviest playoff burden | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: Sarah takes a deeper look at at the 5 Predators facing the most pressure once play resumes.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Hughes, Makar and Kubalik named finalists for Calder Trophy | Sportsnet
Dominik Kubalik over Adam Fox is certainly going to seem a little spicy for some folks, but 30 goals is 30 goals.

Also think they didn’t want to have all three finalists be defenders.

Bruce Cassidy, John Tortorella and Alain Vigneault named Jack Adams Award Finalists | TSN
Definitely think Mike Sullivan should’ve been a finalist here, but overall I can’t really complain about these.

Did you realize this is Alain Vigneault’s fifth time as a finalist, and with his fourth different team? He might just have this coaching thing figured out.

With Evason and Kaprizov in the fold, Wild hope to be on a winning path | The Hockey News
Within about 24 hours on Sunday and Monday, Minnesota Wild GM Bill Guerin took care of the present by signing coach Dean Evason to a two-year contract and the future by getting Kirill Kaprizov to agree to terms.

Flames’ Gaudreau not off to ideal start as playoff proving grounds loom | Sportsnet
Gotta show up to camp in shape, Johnny.

What to expect from Islanders mega-prospect goaltender Ilya Sorokin | The Hockey News
Sorokin is the latest in a group of young Russian goaltenders taking over the Metropolitan Division. Could he be the best of the bunch? He certainly has the coaching staff to help him get there.

Troy Terry gets 3-year, $4.35 million extension from Ducks | ESPN
Winger Troy Terry has agreed to a three-year, $4.35 million contract extension through the 2022-23 season with the Anaheim Ducks.