Friday’s Dump & Chase: Pour it on and pour it out

While the Preds look to rebound tonight against Chicago, we’ve got links to start your Friday off on the right skate.

Nashville News & Notes

What is Predators Money on the Board? | On the Forecheck
Learn more about the charity program that helps raise money for the 365 Fund.

Get it on the fun while watching tonight’s game against Chicago AND raise money for the 365 Fund at the same time! (I personally like to bet on Swede points. My Swedish brethren rarely let me down.)

Predators' Rocco Grimaldi overcomes 'too small' label to become NHL star | NBC Sports
At 5-foot-6, Predators forward Rocco Grimaldi has been told he's "too small" his whole life.

Nashville gets a whole hour daily of hockey radio! Be sure to check it out Monday - Friday at 5:00 PM on WNSR. It is the best Preds coverage you’ll find on your dial.

Hockey News & Notes

2021 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team Roster Unveiled |
USA Hockey announced today the 17-player roster for the 2021 U.S. National Sled Hockey Team that will compete at the 2021 Para Ice Hockey World Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Nashville will be well represented on the US National Men’s Sled Hockey Team with several players living and training right here in Middle TN.

Making sense of the decision to (again) cancel the Women's World Championships — and what’s next | The Athletic
With Wednesday's sudden postponement, the rug was pulled out from under players, coaches and tournament organizers.

“It was my recommendation the 2021 IIHF Women’s World Hockey Championships be cancelled,” Premier Rankin said in a statement. “I sincerely regret the short notice, but the rapidly changing environment dictates this decision in the interest of the safety of Nova Scotians and participants. We have worked diligently with Hockey Canada to ensure we can stage a safe and successful world hockey championship and they have been a great partner, but the safety of the Nova Scotia public and participants is paramount and is the reason for our decision.”

NHL targeting Oct. 12 start date for 2021-22 season |
General managers met virtually Wednesday to discuss a variety of topics pertaining to this season and the 2021-22 NHL season.

Ice Chips: Florida Panthers G Chris Driedger day-to-day |
Goaltender Chris Driedger is dealing with a lower-body injury and will be out the next few days, head coach Joel Quenneville said Thursday.

Keep an eye on this. The Predators have a back-to-back against the Panthers Monday and Tuesday.

(Also, am I the only one who “literally” hears this when commentators say “Chris Driedger”?)

Jason Robertson Should Be A Calder Favorite | Defending Big D
If the Stars should get into the playoffs, it’s going to be thanks in no small part to the way Robertson has played this year. His impact on the team, as well as his individual scoring, should make him a Calder Trophy favorite — if the voting members of the PHWA respond to the notice he’s given the league these last six weeks.

Golden Knights defeat Sharks, become first to clinch playoff berth |
Who knew you could clinch a playoff berth early and not have to weep and gnash your teeth until the

Emotional Nick Foligno debut will give Maple Leafs a much-needed boost |
“This really hits home for me because this is my childhood.”

Mood Music

I know we recently featured some Meatloaf here at OTF, but when the song hits right, it hits right. Two out of three ain’t bad if we can get it done tonight.