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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: The Young & The Restless

In which our heroes state their desire to get younger, the Bolts eliminate the Torts, and the Torts bolts on the post-game presser.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Preds Stress Desire to Get Younger at Forward, Defense | Nashville Predators
Please and thank you.

Summer Spotlight: Tomasino leans on lessons learned at the pro level | Ontario Hockey League
Here is your mandatory reading for the day. A spotlight article on the Preds’ top prospect in the pipeline.

NHL Rumours: Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers and Nashville Predators | Last Word On Hockey
Bye Smith. Bye Granlund.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Lightning eliminate Blue Jackets with overtime win in Game 5 | Sportsnet
A tale of two Tweets.

Bruins eliminate Hurricanes, advance to second round of playoffs | Sportsnet
The Boston Bruins are once again moving on to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

WEEI’s Hill: Family medical emergency led to Tuukka Rask’s exit from the bubble | Stanley Cup of Chowder
Conclusions: Don’t jump to them.

Avalanche eliminate Coyotes with Game 5 win, advance to second round | Sportsnet
Yeah, yeah, yeah... the Avs advanced. That’s not important. What is important is whatever is going on here:

Why was Dale Hawerchuk so underrated? | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Only five players have more 100-point seasons. Only Gretzky had more points from 1981 to 1994. So why didn’t the late Hawerchuk get more love in awards voting and on all-time ranking lists?

Advice: Temper Expectations for Next Season’s Blackhawks | The Hockey news on Sports Illustrated
Winning a series was nice, but don’t let it fool you. The 2019-20 Hawks were one of the worst defensive teams this millennium, and salary-cap woes will make it difficult to drastically improve this team for next season.

Buffalo Sabres general manager Kevyn Adams: ‘We need to be better’ | TSN

“You need to win the day, right? Like, that’s how I try to focus every day on, first of all, win the moments, right? Every moment that you’re in try to get better and better, and then win the day and then win the next day and do it again. … That’s how we want to move forward.”

Senators, ex-assistant GM Randy Lee settle lawsuit with shuttle bus driver | ESPN
Former Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee and the NHL team have reached an undisclosed settlement with a hotel shuttle driver who sued both for negligence after being harassed in Buffalo two years ago.