Friday’s Dump & Chase: Use Your Illusion I & II

The Virtual Predators brought home their first Virtual Stanley Cup and raised some virtual banners, fully embracing their illusions.

Nashville Predators News

Hynes to use camp for Predators' No. 1 goalie competition | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
Will it be Juuse Saros or Pekka Rinne in net for the Predators? Of course, training camp should always be a chance to earn a spot, but hopefully John Hynes can make the the right choice. And of course, I don't know what the right choice is, but I know I'd let emotions take over...which is funny because aside from maybe Korbinian Holzer, Hynes has been with the team the shortest time of anyone.

Preds, Governor Partner to Distribute Masks, Keep Smashville Strong
Let's just make sure these masks aren't like the last masks the Governor distributed.

Virtual Preds Capture NHL20 Stanley Cup Championship
It was the virtual news we've all been waiting for—the Virtual Nashville Predators have won the Virtual Stanley Cup. And, yes, there are virtual banners being raised.

Around Hockey

31 Thoughts: Breaking down major NHL Awards races |
I'm including this for the Norris talk, but I'm not surprised to see the name Jaccob Slavin popping up a lot on the "on the ballot" lists for several awards. He'll be getting some hardware in the next few seasons.

Insider Trading: How will NHL handle potential positive tests for COVID-19?
Also included is an update about when hub cities will be announced.

Meet the professor helping people mobilize against racism in hockey | TheHockeyNews
If you've seen her sick dangles on Twitter, then you'll know Dr. Courtney Szto isn't an outside interloper, but a dedicated hockey fan trying to make a difference. There's also a way for you to get involved—check it out.

More explosive and shocking allegations against junior hockey in newly filed lawsuit | TheHockeyNews
“CONTENT WARNING: for literally everything.” –Eric Dunay

None. Of. This. Is. Okay. And things like this are the reasons I have a lot of misgivings about starting my son down this path. This has got to stop.

Inexperience a challenge for Sabres, Adams | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
Obligatory article about the Buffalo Sabres GM.