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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Draft Day

The Montreal Canadiens are on the clock...

2020 NHL Draft Round One Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators 2022 Draft Board: Round 3 | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: Eric provides some analysis on who the Preds should be looking at with picks 82 and 84 on Friday.

NHL Prospect Pool Weak Points: Central Division | The Hockey News
Tony Ferrari views center and defenseman as weak points in Nashville’s prospect pool. Let’s see those two areas of need are addressed during the draft.

Predators Announce 2022-23 Season Schedule; Home Opener Set for Oct. 13 | Nashville Predators
New schedule just dropped. I keep forgetting that the Preds are opening next season in the Czech Republic.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Unconfirmed reports that Kirill Kaprizov is wanted in Russia | Sports Illustrated Minnesota Sports
The immediate future of the Minnesota Wild’s Kirill Kaprizov is currently the subject of speculation after unconfirmed reports from Russia suggest he is wanted by authorities investigating military service evasion.

There’s been conflicting reports about whether or not Kaprizov has fled to the US, so I’m not going to assume anything about him being out of Russia or not.

Former NHL defenseman Bryan Marchment dies at 53 | Sportsnet

New Jersey Devils promote Kate Madigan to assistant general manager | ESPN
A historic offseason for the NHL in regard to diversifying its hockey operations departments continued Wednesday, as the Devils promoted Kate Madigan to the role of assistant general manager.

Mike Grier becomes NHL’s first black GM | NPR
Sure, becoming the first Black GM in NHL history sounds like the high point of Mike Grier’s career... but have you seen his trading card from back in the day?

He’s a keeper: The art of drafting a franchise goaltender | Sportsnet
Here’s a fun read. An inside look at the controversial, evolving and occasionally perplexing process of drafting the most important position in hockey. Plus, the first 3 to 4 paragraphs are about Juuse Saros.

Jessica Campbell to Become First Woman AHL Assistant Coach | The Hockey News
Jessica Campbell will break the AHL’s coaching gender barrier next season when she steps behind the bench with the Coachella Valley Firebirds.

Bruins GM Don Sweeney confirms Jake DeBrusk has rescinded trade request | Sportsnet

What NHL Teams Are Getting From Danny Zhilkin | The Hockey News
After a lost year, Danny Zhilkin emerged as one of the biggest stars on the Guelph Storm. Now, he’s ready to show NHL teams what he’s capable of.