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Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: My Children Are Afraid of Elliotte Friedman’s Beard

I personally think it’s glorious - and so is the return of hockey

Edmonton Oilers v Calgary Flames
Apparently that’s Yannick Weber, resident quarantine ninja, under there
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Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators vs. Arizona Coyotes Preview: A Look at the Coyotes Goaltenders | On the Forecheck
Spoiler alert: they’re good.

2020 Stanley Cup Mascot Matchups: Play-In Round | On the Forecheck
What would happen if a real predator and coyote battled it out? Let’s find out.

Why Nashville Predators Fans Should Want: Hendrix Lapierre | On the Forecheck
Once regarded as a potential top-ten pick, the QMJHL center could fall into Nashville’s lap due to injury concerns.

Predators Re-Sign Anthony Richard to One Year, Two-Way Contract | On the Forecheck
The Admirals forward will remain in the organization next season

Preds Settling In, Growing Accustomed to Life in the Bubble
Life in the bubble has its perks, as John Hynes recently discovered.

Nashville Predators: Filip Forsberg, Clayton Keller are two of hockey's best
As the Nashville Predators face off against the Arizona Coyotes, star forward Filip Forsberg will match up with upcoming young gun Clayton Keller.

Behind Enemy Lines - Arizona (and a little bit of Dallas)

Five For Howling Roundtable: Arizona Coyotes play-in round edition | Five For Howling
The first of what our peers at FFH hope be many roundtables as the Coyotes enter the postseason.

Desert Dogcast Episode 10: Front Office Chaos | Five For Howling
The FFH Podcast crew discuss the latest developments in Coyotes news

Looking at the Arizona Coyotes’ Black Aces | Five For Howling
The Coyotes’ roster for the play-in round is out, and the team will be bringing several players who spent most of last season in Tucson.

Reports: John Chayka has terminated his contract, Sullivan to take over | Five For Howling
The Coyotes have a new General Manager as reports come in that John Chayka has terminated his contract and Steve Sullivan is set to take over

NHL (Exhibition) Hockey Returns Today | Defending Big D
Set your schedule accordingly, as you’ve got hockey you can watch starting at 3 PM CDT yesterday.

Hockey is For Everyone

Zoe Hickel joins Ohio State coaching staff | The Ice Garden
She expands her extensive hockey resume in the newest role.

PWHPA Player Roundup: July 24 | The Ice Garden
The announcements start coming and they don’t stop coming — or an overview of the players new to the PWHPA in 2020-21

Analytics Corner

How to analyse defensive breakdowns | The Hockey Tactics Newsletter
Mental models from two elite hockey minds

Do Analytics Say that Andrei Vasilevskiy is Overrated? | JFresh’s Newsletter
Does the Vézina-winning goalie deserve the scorn he gets from some analytically-minded fans?

Around the NHL

How are NHLers feeling now that they're inside the bubble? - Video | TSN
Mike Johnson joins Gino Reda on That's Hockey to discuss how NHL players are feeling inside the bubbles in Toronto and Edmonton, and says the primary feeling around the league is excitement.

NHL News: No new cases of COVID-19 heading into Phase 4 | Blueshirt Banter
Encouraging news from the NHL today

Carolina Hurricanes' Dougie Hamilton still unfit to participate | TSN.ca
Thanks, I hate this.

Bubble hockey begins: NHL playoff teams adjust to quarantine
When the Boston Bruins boarded their flight bound for Toronto, they thought of it as just another long road trip. Sure, they were spaced out and masked up on the plane, but...

NHL, Twitter, Disney Streaming partner for 2020 content collaboration
Today, the National Hockey League, Twitter, and Disney Streaming Services announced a partnership which will deliver two-minute Live Look-Ins on Twitter of select games during the 2020 Stanley Cup Qualifiers and Stanley Cup Playoffs to fans in the U.S. For the first time, hockey fans will be able to utilize Twitter poll voting to select which games will feature Live Look-Ins, as part of an effort to drive awareness and viewership of NHL game broadcasts.

Stamkos has 'good chance' of playing for Lightning in Cup Qualifiers
Steven Stamkos participated in a full practice with the Tampa Bay Lightning in Toronto on Monday and is expected to play in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

Tweet of the Night

I think somebody got access to David Pastrnak’s phone - I wonder who it could have been:

Song of the Day

I can’t remember if I’ve posted this before, but the oldest has been listening to the soundtrack again non-stop, and the Peter Cetera/Queen vibes this song has makes it absolutely slap. It can’t always be 90’s hip-hop with me.