Friday’s Dump & Chase: Best of 3

That’s the way I have to look at things moving forward in order to keep my sanity after Wednesday night’s “game”.

Nashville Predators News

Last Night in Review: Yikes | On the Forecheck
I'm actually fairly certain no one wants to remember Wednesday night's game. It should probably be given some kind of Voldemort-style name like "the game we don't talk about in public". But, if you want to roll around in it like a dog that finds a dead animal, here it is.

Brian Boyle, Wayne Simmonds Could Resume Skating on Friday |
I suppose this is great news. I mean, I appreciate what I see from Brian Boyle on the ice and I know Wayne Simmonds can do the same thing. I just hope they aren't rushing these guys back too soon for the sake of throwing them on the ice. As physical as things have been, I don't want them to get hurt worse.

Predators Sign Josh Wilkins to Two-Year, Entry-Level Contract |
I know the good folks at On The Future are extremely excited about this signing...AND I know they'll have a top-notch, in-depth, overly-hyphenated article about it soon.

[Ed.: All our hyphens are handcrafted by the finest punctuation artisans, then carefully placed by expert electronmasons! But yes, there’s an article coming from On the Future tomorrow.]

Preds Name Rinne Nominee for King Clancy Memorial Trophy
Of course Pekka Rinne has been nominated for the King Clancy...and he deserves it, too! Don't @ me.

Around Hockey

Stunning Sweeps: The five best teams to head home winless in the post-season | TheHockeyNews
This is a couple of days old, but now that the unthinkable has happened, do the Tampa Bay Lightning top this list?

Schwartz scores late in third period, Blues top Jets in Game 5 for 3-2 lead |
Giving up the game-winning goal with seconds left in regulation has to be brutal. You're already preparing for overtime, you think you know what's happening...nah.

Anatomy of an upset(s): Comparing '91 North Stars to '19 Blue Jackets |
With positives like "nobody got hurt" to talk about regarding whatever the Nashville Predators participated in on Wednesday night, let's take more looks at more enjoyable things.

Sidney Crosby to miss world hockey championship for rest |
This really just sounds like a great cover for, "Sorry, Sidney Crosby, but based on your playoff performance, we think can find better players."

Sharks stay alive, Jones rebounds vs. Golden Knights – ProHockeyTalk
RIP Logan Couture’s face. Not RIP the Sharks' season, at least not yet.

Wayne Gretzky says Alex Ovechkin can 'absolutely' break his goals record |
Well, if Wayne Gretzky says it can happen, then I guess it can happen.

Depth and 'D' is great, but Hurricanes need top trio to step up | TheHockeyNews
If you replace Hurricanes with Predators, the sentence still makes sense.

Capitals' T.J. Oshie out 'quite some time,' coach calls hit dirty |
That's an, uh, interestingly vocal response from Todd Reirden.

Eichel, Demko lead U.S. Worlds roster |
This is a pretty nice roster for Team USA.