Nashville Predators News & Notes
Preds Partner with Governor’s Ealry Literacy Foundation for Team Read TN | Nashville Predators
The campaign seeks to rally Tennesseans to strengthen early literacy and build lifelong learners across the Volunteer State.
Preds Official Podcast: Early Signs of New Direction | Nashville Predators
The Predators begin offseason moves, NHL updates status of 2020-21 Season, Dan Hamhuis joins Tom Willis and Brooks Bratten for Episode 99.
Other Hockey News & Notes
Makar, Hutchinson help Avalanche force Game 7 against Stars | Sportsnet
Rookie defenseman Cale Makar scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, third-string goaltender Michael Hutchinson stopped 27 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 4-1 on Wednesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in their second-round playoff series.
Women’s hockey players’ association adds Sarah Nurse to board to fix ‘blind spot’ | ESPN
After Liz Knox volunteered to step down to help fix a gap in representation, Canadian hockey player Sarah Nurse was added to the board to help take stronger action regarding social injustice.
[Ed.: Well, that’s a choice of phrase.]
Panthers announce hiring of Bill Zito as new general manager | Sportsnet
Zito will be the 11th general manager in franchise history.
Canadiens acquire goaltender Jake Allen from Blues | Sportsnet
The Montreal Canadiens have acquired goaltender Jake Allen from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for 2020 third and seventh round picks.
This looks like a good move for both parties. St. Louis sheds some cap in order to make room for a contract extension for Alex Pietrangelo, and the Habs gets a solid back-up for Carey Price in Jake Allen.
Todd Reirden returns to Penguins as assistant coach | NBC Sports
This is Reirden’s second stint in Pittsburgh. He served as an assistant under Dan Byslma from 2010-14 before leaving to join the Capitals.
How the Tampa Bay Lightning built a perennial contender, player by player | ESPN
Kucherov. Stamkos. Hedman. Vasilevskiy. Point. The Lightning roster is loaded. How did the front office put it together over the course of a decade?
Stamkos could return to Lightning during playoffs: report | NHL.com
Speaking of the Lightning, they could potentially be getting their captain back in the near future...as if they needed any more help.
Five Teams That Should Make Offers for Max Domi | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Armed with a new agent, Domi may or may not have played his final game with the Montreal Canadiens. Which teams might have the need – and the cap space – for his services?
Have a Thursday, people. I leave you with some Barry.