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In which Rachel returns for dumping and chasing on a Wednesday.

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Predators Defender Roman Josi Wins NHL’s 2019-20 James Norris Memorial Trophy | On the Forecheck
Roman Josi became the first Nashville defender and only second active Predator to win a major NHL award Monday night, as he took home the Norris Trophy for the “defense player who demonstrates throughout the season the greatest all-round ability in the position." Bryan has the results of the voting, statistical breakdown of the three finalists, and reaction to the award.

PHWA reveals 2020 NHL Awards ballots | Professional Hockey Writers Association
The Pro Hockey Writers Association reveals all ballots for every NHL award given for the 2019-20 season, so you can see how exactly each writer voted for every award.

Stanley Cup Finals Game 2 Stats Recap: September 21, 2020 | On the Forecheck
Bryan has the full statistical recap of Monday night's Stanley Cup Final Game 2, where Tampa rushed out to an early 3-0 lead, then fought off a furious Dallas comeback to win 3-2 and tie the series at 1-1.

PS: Bryan is awesome and didn’t know I’d be returning for the D&C today. He’s the best.

Boughner will return as Sharks coach
Bob Boughner has the "interim" tag removed.

Coyotes GM Armstrong passionate about changing culture
Can this culture shock involve Taylor Hall coming to Nashville on a super-friendly contract?

Maple Leafs face critical decision in how to use 2020 first-round pick | Sportsnet.ca
Leafs gonna Leaf.

Five power forwards the Canadiens would love to acquire through trade | Sportsnet.ca
You can argue that Nashville also needs size and scoring. Check out these options...what do you think?

NHL Rumour Roundup: Where will Jacob Markstrom play in 2020-21? | Sportsnet.ca
As Adele said, "haven't you heard the ruuuuuuumors?"

Cale Makar's Calder Trophy win highlights ever-evolving NHL | Sportsnet.ca
Dynamic defenders. I'd say we have a few of those, including the reigning Norris Trophy winner.

NHL bubble confidential - Go inside the Toronto and Edmonton playoff hubs
Reading this gives me the impression that some players really weren't that excited about returning to hockey this summer. I think the League did the best they could in establishing a health-conscious bubble, but some things definitely weren't perfect.

With Kucherov in Beast Mode, Can Tampa Take Control of the Final? | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Nikita Kucherov could be a catalyst for Tampa Bay. What does Game 3 have in store for him?

Ten Prospects Playing Hot in Europe | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
It's no secret I stan Yaroslav Askarov, but here's some updates on some players that could be drafted two weeks from now.

2020-21 ZhHL Season Preview | The Ice Garden
The Ice Garden has all your coverage for the Russian women's hockey season.

Is Brandon Saad worth taking a flyer on for the Canadiens? | Eyes On The Prize
The fine folks at Habs Eyes on the Prize take a look at UFA Brandon Saad.

Colorado Avalanche showing interest in Coyotes defender Niklas Hjalmarsson | Mile High Hockey
The Avalanche could get more dangerous with this addition.

Penguins focusing on adding Chris Tanev? | PensBurgh
OMG Pittsburgh please do this.

NFD 9/11 Memorial Game | NHL.com
I wanted to share this video from last week. It features the Nashville Fire Department and 7Element Athletics squaring off in a 9-11 Memorial Game. As you all know, 7Element is near and dear to my heart and I wanted to highlight these incredible teams playing to honor those first responders who died while responding to the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001.