Friday’s Dump & Chase: Vibes and Valleys

After a week of hockey highs and lows, here are some links to help center you for the weekend.

Nashville News and Notes

Recap: Nashville Predators 1, Carolina Hurricanes 4: Haula scores in collapse | On the Forecheck
The game started well and ended poorly.

Preds Sign Goalie Tomas Vomacka to Entry-Level Deal | On the Forecheck
The UCONN goaltender signed his first professional deal on Thursday.

Metro Public Health Update Allows Increased Bridgestone Arena Capacity
Nashville, Tenn. (April 15, 2021) - The Nashville Metro Public Health Department today announced a series of updates to the city's current COVID-19 health and safety guidelines that will allow for an increase in fan capacity at future Bridgestone Arena events.

Preds Broadcasters Adapt to Calling Away Games in Empty Bridgestone Arena
Despite all of the challenges - technical and beyond - that come with a change of venues, the broadcasters have embraced the change, just like the Preds continue to do on the ice.

Other Hockey News and Notes

Ben Bishop and Alexander Radulov Done for Season | Defending Big D
Tyler Seguin is still expected to return within a couple weeks. The Stars also announced a contract extension for Joel Hanley.

Laine Shuffling: exploring the winger's future with the Columbus Blue Jackets | The Cannon
Where does Patrik Laine fit in the long term plans?

Q&A With Victor Hedman: On Peaking in his 30s, Chasing a Stanley Cup Repeat and More | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
The Hockey News recently caught up with the Tampa Bay Lightning's all-world defenseman to discuss a variety of topics, including why a 2021 Stanley Cup win might feel very different from last year's.

Friday’s Jam

The win over Tampa Bay Tuesday and last night’s loss to Carolina has me all over the place. Billy Joel understands.