Friday’s Dump & Chase: November Rain

There’s a lot of discussion, but it’s just discussion. Some interesting links as speculation runs wild. Still celebrating Guns N Roses.

Nashville Predators News

Breakdown: Nashville Predators re-sign defender Alexandre Carrier | On the Forecheck
The Milwaukee All-Star is locked up for the next three seasons and Eric has a full breakdown of what he can do on the ice and what you can expect in the future.

Preds GM Poile Discusses NHL Options, Salary Cap, Life in Quarantine
David Poile lets you in on which of the Predators headed home and also shares the ultimate Poile Netflix binge watchlist.

Around Hockey

NHL must be flexible to resume play, Bettman says
This was echoed by David Poile yesterday during his Zoom media availability. You may get your hockey back, but you'll only see it on TV.

Super 16: Brodeur, Lundqvist, Price among top goalies of expansion era
This caused a lot of heated debate on social media. Do you think they got it right?

[Ed.: I try not to commentate as a general rule when proofing, but I just can’t let this article go past without remark. Martin Brodeur is painfully overrated and Dominik Hašek is the GOAT. Kate out; back to Shaun.]

Marchand worried older teams like Bruins will struggle if season resumes
It should come as no surprise that Brad Marchand has found something to be upset about.

Alex Ovechkin, Wayne Gretzky to face off in NHL 20 charity fundraiser | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
With all of the talk about Alex Ovechkin's potential to break Wayne Gretzky's record, it only seems fitting that these two are going to go head-to-head...digitally.

Aliu response to KHL hiring Peters: I’m open to second chances | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
Is it any surprise that Akim Aliu continues to be the bigger person?

Why the 24-team play-in tournament is the best option if the NHL resumes the 2019-20 season | TheHockeyNews
This is a bit of a different idea for resuming the season. What's your take on this playoff format?

What will NHL do about draft lottery if the season is cancelled? | TheHockeyNews
As the NHL deals with the very real possibility that the 2019-20 season is cancelled, it will have to decide what to do about the draft lottery. One idea that has been floated would be to go to the 2005 format, but doing that isn't as easy now as it was then.