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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Cruel Summer

In which Pekka Rinne expresses his gratitude for winning the King Clancy, Barry Trotz gets heated at the refs, and the Jack Eichel trade rumors start to gain momentum.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Rinne Grateful for Charitable Opportunities Following King Clancy Honor | Nashville Predators
Ol’ Peks was honored to be recognized for giving back to Nashville community throughout his career.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Canadiens’ third line must make larger impact to beat Golden Knights | Sportsnet
If Game 1 between the Montreal Canadiens and Vegas Golden Knights proved anything, it was that this will be a fast and physical series. The kind Josh Anderson is made for. But so far Anderson and his third-linemates have not made the impact the team needs them to make.

LeBrun: Eichel trade talks ‘getting more intense and serious’ | TSN
Stay away, Poile. Stay far, far, away.

New York Islanders’ Barry Trotz calls out refs for missed call in Game 2 loss | ESPN
Add Barry Trotz to the list of NHL coaches who have called out the refs this postseason.

Anaheim Ducks replace two assistant coaches with Geoff Ward, Mike Stothers | ESPN
The Ducks have hired Geoff Ward and Mike Stothers to replace assistant coaches Mark Morrison and Marty Wilford.

Jared McCann wins prestigious NHL (Fan Choice) Award | PensBurgh
Huh... cool.

Could Jake DeBrusk Be a Fit for the Edmonton Oilers? | The Hockey news on Sports Illustrated
The Boston Bruins second-round elimination by the New York Islanders raised questions over the futures of many of the team’s core players – including Jake DeBrusk.

Blue Jackets promote Rick Nash to director of player development | Sportsnet
The Columbus Blue Jackets have promoted Rick Nash from the role of special assistant to the general manager to director of player development, the club announced Wednesday.

Battle of Price, Fleury Providing and Early Look at Canada’s 2022 Olympic Goaltending | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
It’s still not certain that NHLers will represent their countries at the next Winter Olympics, but if they do, Canada can count on Carey Price and Marc-Andre Fleury making the team better.