Friday’s Dump & Chase: Nothing Clever to Say

It’s disappointment season—the hand-wringing and excuse-making are in full swing. No one enjoys this. But a lot of things are still happening in the world of hockey.

Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators 2018-2019 Season in Review: Quick Thoughts | On the Forecheck
I really had to rein myself back in on this one!

Back in Time: Revisiting the Carolina Hurricanes’ 2008 dismissal of Peter Laviolette | Canes Country
Our sitemates over at Canes Country wrote this when the Predators made it to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2017. See what they had to say.

In hindsight, should the Flyers have fired Peter Laviolette? | Broad Street Hockey
Also, our sitemates over at Broad Street Hockey wrote this about the same the same time! See what they had to say...

Preds Players Express Disappointment, Frustration as Offseason Arrives
See what the guys had to say about the season.

Free Agents Grimaldi, Sissons, Boyle Express Desire to Remain with Preds
Do you want these three to return? Personally, I want to keep them all.

Nashville Predators’ Wayne Simmonds Named Finalist for Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award | On the Forecheck
So, SURPRISE! Wayne Simmonds has a shot at winning this award! It almost seems wrong that he'll be a Nashville Predator if he wins it and not a Philadelphia Flyer.

Around Hockey

Coyle’s clutch as Bruins take 1-0 series lead vs. Blue Jackets | ProHockeyTalk
Depth scoring made the difference in OT for the Boston Bruins.

McDavid, Kane, Kucherov announced as finalists for Ted Lindsay award |
Patrick Kane, huh? I guess cold, dead eyes aren't an automatic disqualification.

[Ed.: If only the cold, dead eyes were the biggest objection...]

Conn Smythe Power Rankings: MacKinnon taking game to next level |
So many goalies.

Why the Golden Knights will be back with a vengeance next season | TheHockeyNews
I just want them to fade into mediocrity for 15 or so years.

Marner deal ‘priority one’ in another long off-season for Leafs |
It comes as no surprise that you'd want to lock up Mitch Marner.