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Friday’s Dump & Chase: Needing a jolt

Let the hockey anticipation (ever so slowly) build with these hockey links for your Friday.

Nashville Predators v Carolina Hurricanes - Game Five Photo by Jenna Miller/Getty Images

Nashville News & Notes

What Preds Fans Can Look Forward to This Season | On the Forecheck
It’s a weird season. What can we look forward to?

There are a lot of changes in Smashville, but Rachel K. reminds us there is still plenty of reason to look ahead.

Winner, winner, prospect dinner.

Hockey News & Notes

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby sidelined for at least six weeks | espn.com
Sidney Crosby will miss the start of the regular season after the Penguins' captain had a procedure on his left wrist. He is expected to be out at least six weeks.

A nagging injury will sideline Crosby at the start of the NHL season.

Wickenheiser takes the lead at Leafs development camp - TSN.ca
As Wickenheiser describes it, this weekend’s work will be about “a little less thinking, and a little more playing and competing” so the Leafs’ staff can assess where each player is at in terms of their “full package” of skills.

Teams will have a lot to look at as young prospects return to the ice - some for the first time in nearly a year due to the pandemic.

Seattle Kraken practice facility - TSN.ca
It was an informal workout for the players who are already in town.

Every new “first” in Seattle is exciting for Kraken fans!

Florida Panthers offer NIL deals to all female athletes at Florida Atlantic University | espn.com
The NHL's Florida Panthers have offered NIL endorsement deals to every female college athlete at nearby Florida Atlantic University, the team announced Wednesday.

Genius marketing move by an NHL team...maybe some other teams should take note.

Fischler, Holmgren, McNab elected to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame | NHL.com
Stan Fischler, Paul Holmgren and Peter McNab have been elected to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2021, USA Hockey announced Thursday.

Hall of Fame, baby!

Mood Music

With no hockey right now to help fans feel alive, I submit this song as a temporary substitution. Roll the windows down in your car, crank up this tune, and remember the fun of Friday nights as a teenager cruising around town.