Friday’s Dump & Chase: David Poile Unbound

David Poile had a lot to say about the future of the team in a press conference yesterday. Lots of information about that situation, playoff news, and more.

Nashville Predators News

Poile, Hynes Say Preds Need to Make Changes After Early Postseason Exit
David Poile and John Hynes had a lot to say yesterday. And, realistically, it appears that this offseason may be a bit of a rollercoaster. Temperature check--how do you feel about these comments? What changes do you think need to be made?

Dan Hamhuis announces retirement | On the Forecheck
I waited and waited for Dan Hamhuis to find twine...but alas, he's moving on to greener pastures. (And that's not the name of a retirement home).

Why Nashville Predators Fans Should Want: Seth Jarvis | On the Forecheck
Eamon is very high on Seth Jarvis...for a reason. Check out this killer breakdown.

Around Hockey

NHL Playoffs Stats Recap: August 12, 2020 | On the Forecheck
Bryan's got those charts. This is for the games of Wednesday, August 12th.

Canadiens coach Claude Julien hospitalized with chest pains
Julien is not expected to be back for the rest of the team’s series against Philadelphia. Associate coach Kirk Muller will take over in an interim basis.

Smith's OT goal gives Golden Knights 2-0 series lead against Blackhawks
The Blackhawks missing out on the first overall pick AND getting blown out in the first round of the playoffs? I'll take two!

[Ed.: I knocked wood for Shaun.]

Will the Vegas Golden Knights ever lose another hockey game? | TheHockeyNews
They haven't tasted defeat since early March. They're running the table in the bubble. Can anyone touch this team?

Bruins' David Pastrnak 'unfit to participate' in Game 2 vs. Hurricanes |
Boston Bruins sniper David Pastrnak has been ruled "unfit to participate" in Game 2 against the Carolina Hurricanes. No further details on Pastrnak's condition have been released by the team.

“Have You Ever Seen Semi-Pro?” An NHL Playoff Preview | By Hilary Knight and Sam Gagner
This is a fun piece.