Friday’s Dump & Chase: Passing the Hours

Fabbro falls into place as Preds fans wait for the season to start.

Nashville News & Notes

2021 Milwaukee Admirals Report Cards: Defenders | On the Forecheck
The Admirals’ defenders had a bigger role last year.

Allard, Carrier, Davies - how did they perform? Rachel K. and Eric D. evaluate their seasons.

Arbitration: Dante Fabbro’s decision, what it means and what it (may) cost | On the Forecheck
Only six defenders in the last five years elected arbitration and did not settle.  A look into what history predicts for his next contract and a look at arbitration overall.

Much was made of Fabbro and Saros heading to arbitration, so our own Bryan B. broke down what going to arbitration means and why it is more about process than drama.

The Predators announced the signing of Dante Fabbro on Thursday.

This oh my, Grant Mismash!

Hockey News & Notes

Devils get potential free agent steal in Tomas Tatar |
The New Jersey Devils signed Tomas Tatar to a two-year, $9 million contract on Thursday and may have found a free agent steal to upgrade their roster.

The Devils add to their interesting offseason moves.

Price family thought goalie was bound for Kraken in NHL Expansion Draft |
"It definitely got to a point where I thought we were for sure headed to Seattle, so I let myself start mentally preparing for it and even talking about it. Just in case it did happen," Angela Price wrote in her blog this week.

While fans think of these moves in terms of hockey sense, it is interesting to see how rumors affect families in the NHL.

Tyler Tumminia officially named NWHL Commissioner | The Ice Garden
After serving as the league’s interim commissioner for about nine months, Ty Tumminia is officially on board as the NWHL’s new, full-time commissioner.

The NWHL drops the “interim” part of the title and keeps Ty Tumminia at the helm.

NWHL releases 2021-2022 regular season schedule | The Ice Garden
Fans are expected back in the stands and we have another outdoor game on the schedule!

Start penciling in those game dates!

Dubois to honor Kivlenieks by changing to jersey No. 80 for Jets |
Pierre-Luc Dubois will wear No. 80 with the Winnipeg Jets this season to honor former teammate Matiss Kivlenieks, who died July 4.

What a thoughtful tribute for his former teammate.

Mood Music

Maybe in this offseason down time the OTF Staff will do a remake of this classic video.