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Friday’s Dump & Chase: The Final Countdown

Less than a week until the regular season starts. What are the last-minute storylines brewing in the NHL?

NHL: OCT 05 Preseason - Predators at Hurricanes

Nashville News & Notes

Borowiecki, Glass Open Up on Mental Health, Encouraged by Progress in NHL | nhl.com
Borowiecki's willingness to speak out on the subject has also made it easier for others around the League to do the same, like new teammate Cody Glass.

NHL: OCT 02 Lightning at Predators Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Conversations like these and commitments from the league are critical for the NHL and players.

It would feel so much better going into the season with Ekky signed.

DEWALT Named First-Ever Official Tool Partner of the Nashville Predators | nhl.com
The Nashville Predators and DEWALT today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership.

Oh, Twitter had a heyday with this announcement.

Hockey News & Notes

Minnesota Wild have ‘great problem’ with young players | Hockey Wilderness
GM Bill Guerin claimed 24-year-old center Rem Pitlick off of waivers on Tuesday and has already declared that he will be staying with the club.

This picture causes a visceral reaction in my heart.

Price leaving Canadiens to enter NHL/NHLPA player assistance program | nhl.com
Carey Price will be away from the Montreal Canadiens while voluntarily taking part in the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program.

Wishing Carey Price and his family all the best.

Jack Eichel's new agent Pat Brisson updates latest on Sabres star | sportsnet.ca
Buffalo Sabres star Jack Eichel's new agent, Pat Brisson of CAA, updated the latest with his client during an appearance on The Jeff Marek Show.

Buffalo Sabres v New York Islanders Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Is it possible for this situation to resolve itself in a way that satisfies both parties? It’s looking less and less likely.

Thursday's Islanders-Devils preseason game canceled due to Prudential Center power issue | sports.yahoo.com
The Islanders and Devils were all set to go head to head in preseason action at the Prudential Center on Thursday night. And then the lights went out.

New York Islanders v New Jersey Devils Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

And that wraps up the Devils’ preseason.

Flames' Coleman suspended two games for hit on Jets' Harkins | sportsnet.ca
Calgary Flames forward Blake Coleman has been suspended one pre-season game and one regular-season game for boarding Winnipeg Jets forward Jansen Harkins, the NHL's Department of Player Safety announced Thursday.

Not how you want to start the season...or NOT start the season.

Kane, Matthews, Jones Named First Three Players of 2022 U.S. Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team | usahockey.com
Final U.S. roster to be announced in January.

Olympic hockey is going to be exciting in 2022!

Finland Olympics Sebastian Aho Aleksander Barkov Mikko Rantanen | TSN.ca
Finland named Sebastian Aho, Aleksander Barkov and Mikko Rantanen to their 2022 Olympic roster on Thursday.

I know a Finnish player who would make a nice addition to this roster.

Jakub Voracek Ondrej Palat David Pastrnak Czech Republic Olympic roster | TSN.ca
The Czech Republic named Columbus Blue Jackets forward Jakub Voracek, Tampa Bay Lightning forward Ondrej Palat and Boston Bruins forward David Pastrnak to their men's Olympic national team roster on Thursday.

Nice looking start to their roster.

Mood Music

We’re almost there.