Monday’s Dump and Chase: Barbara Ann

Hockey’s closer and the Beach Boys’ “Barbara Ann” is stuck in my head.

Nashville Predators News and Notes

Predators Reduce Roster to 32 Players |
There's still a few cuts that need to be made, but we now have a closer look at this season's roster.

Around the League

Hughes gifts new No. 86 jersey to Devils fan who made a No. 43 for draft
Good Guy Jack Hughes.

Canadiens season preview: Healthy Weber could spark return to playoffs
Shea Weber, beloved Ironman and captain.

Hayes happy with Flyers, out to prove Rangers wrong to trade him, Vesey
Kevin Hayes is out to prove...something?

Hockeyville USA boon to Calumet, oldest indoor ice arena in North America
I'm impressed that this arena has been around over a century. Centennial Sportsplex has not been around that long, yet the facility is still in horrible condition.

Poulin signs three-year, entry-level contract with Penguins
The Penguins signed their 2019 first-rounder Samuel Poulin to an entry-level deal.

Five-Year Forecast: your 2023-24 Toronto Maple Leafs - TheHockeyNews
How many of these players will be on League-minimum salaries while Toronto's stars rake in all the cash?

Explaining the Maple Leafs’ plan for Spezza and Gauthier -
I kind of feel sorry for Jason Spezza in Toronto. Is he expendable?

Suzuki, Fleury proving readiness for regular season time with Canadiens -
Nick Suzuki is another young gun who might get a good run with the Canadiens this season.

Canadiens assign goalie Cayden Primeau to AHL's Rocket -
Many teams spent Sunday assigning younger players to the minors. Rising star goalie Cayden Primeau is one of them. He'll spend time with the Laval Rocket.

It’s not about the game - Arctic Ice Hockey
Our friends at Arctic Ice Hockey take a closer look at Dustin Byfuglien's absence from training camp.

Dallas Stars release veteran F Scottie Upshall from PTO -
Scottie Upshall is once again without a NHL club.

Minnesota Wild top Colorado Avalanche behind Zuccarello's three points -
How will Mats Zuccarello perform in the regular season for Minnesota? Will he be a scoring catalyst or simply fill a roster spot?

Teammates confident Nylander set for bounce-back season -
A new number and a fresh season for William Nylander. Will he regain his status as a scoring leader for the Leafs?

2019 Chicago Blackhawks preseason: Five takeaways after four games - Second City Hockey
Our friends at Second City Hockey take a look at the Chicago preseason and add some thoughts.