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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Carolina in my mind

In which our heroes look to continue their winning ways out in Raleigh, the Memorial Cup gets canceled (again), and Jack Eichel is out for the rest of the season.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Milwaukee Admirals Musings: A Wild Weekend | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: Catch up with the Chicago Wolves’ wild week of player movement and schedule changes.

Predators Foundation Allocates $735,000 in Grants to 184 Local Nonprofits | Nashville Predators
This is the largest-ever one-time donation in the history of the program. Good on ya, Preds.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Avalanche cancel Wednesday morning skate after positive COVID-19 result | Sportsnet
Well, that’s not good.

Sabres’ Jack Eichel out for rest of season with herniated disc in neck | Sportsnet
Things just continue to get worse up in Buffalo as Sabres captain Jack Eichel will miss the remainder of the 2020-21 season due to a herniated disc in his neck (OUCH).

Milan Lucic: The Long, Nasty Road | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Calgary’s veteran power forward played his 1,000th game on Tuesday night, an impressive feat for someone who plays as hard-nosed as he has over the years.

Memorial Cup canceled for second year due to coronavirus pandemic | ESPN
Boo! The 2021 Memorial Cup tournament has been canceled, marking the second straight year in which the storied Canadian junior hockey championship will not be handed out due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NHL Power Rankings, plus the hinge player for every team down the stretch | ESPN

“Predators GM David Poile didn’t end up trading any players at the deadline after all, thanks to his team’s recent resurgence into playoff position. Now the focus is on coach John Hynes, to see if they can exceed more expectations, which would mean less turnover this summer.”

You know what’s fun? Winning. Just keep doing that, and I’m thinking everything is going work out. Weird theory, I know.

Maple Leafs’ Rittich impresses under challenging circumstances | Sportsnet
It had been 20 years since an NHL goalie was acquired in a trade and made his first start with the new team against his old team. So it’s safe to assume that very few players have ever experienced 48 hours quite like the ones David Rittich just did.

Joe Sakic embraces win-now mode with contract decisions looming | TSN

“This is as deep of team as we’re going to have here,” Sakic said. “We’re going to have to get cheaper starting next year at some of those positions. Everybody is focused on trying to win a Stanley Cup here. We’ll get to all those guys when we get to them.”

Building Taylor Hall’s confidence will be a work in progress for Bruins | Pro Hockey Talk
Dude won the Hart Trophy, and they have to worry about rebuilding his confidence? That’s ridiculous.

Rangers’ Tony DeAngelo drew interest from multiple NHL teams | NY Post
A New York Post article about Tony DeAngelo?

Well if any of you out there need to throw up for some reason...boy do I have the article for you!

Thursday’s (Carolina-themed) Tunes