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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Hey, The Preds Play Today

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Observations from the Nashville Predators and Arizona Coyotes’ Training Camps | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: Shaun Smith and Cat Silverman provide duelling perspectives on the Preds’ and Yotes’ training camps. Fun and informative read.

Nashville Predators vs. Arizona Coyotes Preview: Special Teams, Part 1 | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: Bobby is breaking down the Arizona Coyotes, position by position. Yesterday he took a look at their power play.

Preview: Preds vs Coyotes in 1st playoff series since ‘12 | USA Today
... Thanks for the reminder.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Blackhawks ban headdresses from arena, announce plans for community support | Sportsnet
“We have always maintained an expectation that our fans uphold an atmosphere of respect, and after extensive and meaningful conversations with our Native American partners, we have decided to formalize those expectations. Moving forward, headdresses will be prohibited for fans entering Blackhawks-sanctioned events or the United Center when Blackhawks home games resume.”

NWHL targeting January 2021 for return, planning full season | Sportsnet
The National Women’s Hockey League is targeting January 2021 to return to play as the world continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lightning defeat Panthers in exhibition game in NHL return | NHL.com
So the Panthers were a certified disaster yesterday. Meaningless game or not, you don’t ever want to get spanked 5-0.

Here’s some highlights:

Avalanche defeat Wild in exhibition game in NHL return | NHL.com
MOAR HOCKEY HIGHLIGHTS!

Ovechkin scores twice for Capitals in exhibition win against Hurricanes | NHL.com
Ovi also had 3 points.

Boston roster battles could make the Bruins even stronger | The Hockey News
Ondrej Kase was a prized pick-up at the trade deadline from Anaheim, but his absence from the bubble is leaving the door open for a couple of youngsters to stake their claim to a spot.

Bruins Agree To Terms With Anders Bjork On 3-Year Extension | NHL.com
Speaking of the Bruins, they also extended Anders Bjork yesterday. The deal carries an annual cap hit of $1.6 million.

2020 NHL postseason - Picks for qualification round, Stanley Cup | ESPN
The puck drops on the 2020 postseason on Saturday. ESPN gathered their panel of insiders to make their picks on all the series.

Canadiens notebook: Big 3 on defence must get up to speed | Sportsnet
Yeah... good luck getting more foot speed out of Shea Weber.