Friday’s Dump & Chase: Collective Bargaining

When words like “escrow” and “salary deferments“ are in the mix, it puts the hockey season in jeopardy.

Nashville Predators News

Rinne, 365 Fund Make Annual Donation to Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt
The 365 Fund is certainly missing the '6' of Shea Weber, but the '35' of Pekka Rinne certainly continues on with the good work. The lead picture that accompanies this article is also fun to look at in regards to the height comparison between Rinne and the Vanderbilt representatives.

King of openings. Yegor Afanasyev's success story: News: Kontinental Hockey League (KHL)
This is an incredible and in-depth interview with one of my favorite Predators prospects, Egor Afanasyev. You may have to run it through the translator, but I assure you, it's worth the effort.

On The Forecheck Podcast Episode 9: Reverse Retro Review - Part 1 | On the Forecheck
This was an incredibly fun episode to record. Check out part 1 and expect part 2 later today! You'll never believe how easy it was to get Bobby riled up!

Around Hockey

Holtby's tortoises thwart trip across U.S.-Canada border
Turtle Dad Braden Holtby just wanted to bring his slowbois to their new home...but international law had other plans.

Reports: NHL asks players to defer more money for 2020-21 season
The future of the 2021 season hinges on how all of this plays out.

Mailbag: Ovechkin's chase of Gretzky, Reverse Retro jerseys
I'm including this link solely for the Askarov-related Russian goalie discussion.

Fantasy goalie tandem rankings for 2020-21
It's like every other prediction metric shows the Predators for next season: don't get too excited; don't give up hope.

Six more ECHL teams voluntarily opt-out of 2020-21 season
It appears the Florida Everblades still plan to play.