Friday's Dump & Chase: Get Hype!

World Cup of Hockey rosters get announced today, and I for one am pretty excited to find out which players get to suit up for this gimmick. I enjoy gimmicks. I still have to decide which jersey I want between five players on Team North America.

Nashville News & Notes

‘Welcome to Nashville’ video creators now touting city’s greenways | WKRN News 2
Gnash and the great outdoors.

Three Preds That Will be Even Better in 2016-17 - Nashville Predators
I'm not sure I buy that Smith will be better next year. We know what he is, and it's pretty great.

Preds Helping MEND to End Domestic Violence in Middle Tennessee - Nashville Predators
The Predators have put a lot of video content on youtube about this initiative.

Around Hockey

Penguins advance to Stanley Cup final with 2-1 win against Lightning in Game 7 | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The final score could have easily been a lot more lopsided, but I'll say the outcome of this game won't have any impact on the outcome of the next series.

CHL commissioner says CHL is best place for teenagers to play, no AHL exemptions | Metro News
"My view of it is when hockey people get together in an unemotional environment, without specific examples, they say the best thing to do is play in the CHL or NHL," Branch said in a recent interview.

Evgeni Malkin called his Game 6 shot like Mark Messier, so why is nobody talking about it? -
Something of a history lesson.

How Vancouver helped Tampa and Pittsburgh to the conference final -
So giving, those Canucks.

Five reasons the Sharks ended their Stanley Cup Final drought -
Because they're playing like a buzz saw.

Gap between No. 1 goalie and backup isn't what it used to be | USA Today
Sometimes it still is, unfortunately.

Parise rehabbing back injury without surgery, ‘no question’ he’ll play in World Cup – ProHockeyTalk
Rejoice, any of you who are rooting for the USA team at the World Cup of Hockey.

Chris Phillips classy to the end, thanks those who helped his career | Ottawa Citizen
Mike Fisher was on hand for the festivities.

The NHL Threatened To Fine The Lightning If They Didn't Shut Down Their Watch Party | Deadspin
This is enforced approximately once a playoffs.

Game 6 loss hits home for Blues' Backes |
"Man," he said. "The stop is pretty sudden."