Friday’s Dump & Chase: Southbound

The team heads off to Tampa Bay today to take on what may be their stiffest competition yet. While you wait for puck drop, lose yourself in these links.

Nashville Predators News

Predators Reassign Tomasino to AHL Chicago, Olivier to Taxi Squad
Philip Tomasino is headed to the AHL. While it may seem like bad news, this is what's best for his development. Mathieu Olivier has also been assigned to the Taxi Squad.

Around Hockey

Golden Knights-Blues game postponed due to COVID-19
The game between the Vegas Golden Knights and St. Louis Blues at T-Mobile Arena on Thursday was postponed after defender Alex Pietrangelo and an additional member of the Golden Knights coaching staff entered NHL COVID-19 protocol. This is going to keep happening.

Jimmy Howard announces retirement after a decade-plus with Red Wings
Jimmy Howard announces retirement after a decade-plus with Red Wings: Howard took over the No. 1 role in 2009-10 and won 246 games.

State of the Penguins: What is next general manager inheriting?
The next general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins is going to get a couple of future Hall of Famers but will have a lot of work to do around them.

Tortorella has no regrets about how he handled Pierre-Luc Dubois
I, for one, am not surprised at the lack of regret from John Tortorella.

Hurricanes set to return from COVID-19 pause, postponements
The Hurricanes managed to hang with the Lightning last night and wound up winning it in the shootout despite missing some key players. Impressive.

The Metropolitan Riveters are leaving the NWHL Lake Placid bubble due to Covid-19 health concerns | The Ice Garden
The Riveters are pulling out due to health concerns related to COVID-19. Highly unfortunate news. However, given the circumstances, this is the safest choice. I applaud the NWHL's decision to continue with five teams and sincerely hope they are able to continue without further concerns.

NHL Power Rankings: The New Additions Edition
Well, look who's in the middle of the pack?

Robin Lehner: Out of the darkness and into the light | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Robin Lehner faced his inner demons and shared his struggle with the hockey world, helping to lessen the stigma associated with mental illness and addiction issues.

Zac Rinaldo, Calgary Flames focus on changing stigmas and encouraging conversation |
Hey, it's positive Zac Rinaldo content and also features Brian McGrattan. Worth a read!

NHL COVID Protocol list - Jan. 28 |
This is just the list.

The Things You Can’t See | Colin Wilson
I felt like this deserved to make another appearance.