Monday’s Dump and Chase: Hot Hot Hot

It doesn’t do me any good to ask whether it’s time for hockey yet and I’m feeling a little down about that.

Nashville Predators News and Notes


(nothing significant to report)

Around the League

Merkley preparing to take next big step with Sharks
This kid has some goals to skate with Brent Burns...who can really blame him? San Jose's blue line is a nice place to be with Burns + Erik Karlsson.

Most improved Western nonplayoff teams debated by
Will wee see Chicago or Arizona in the playoffs in 2020?

World Junior Summer Showcase Day 2 notebook
Catch up on some junior hockey with a summary of Day 2 of the World Junior Summer Showcase.

Garret Sparks reflects on 'emotionally taxing' Maple Leafs exit -
Sparks will get a chance to stick with Vegas after last week's trade.

Expansion Plan: Projecting the Chicago Blackhawks’ protection list for the 2021 expansion draft - TheHockeyNews
Here's a "way too early" update on our friends in Illinois and their potential Expansion Draft plans for 2021.

Flames re-sign Rittich to 2-year, $5.5M deal to avoid arbitration -
The Flames have locked up their starter for the next two seasons.

Maple Leafs acquire Jordan Schmaltz from Blues for Andreas Borgman -
If you missed this late last week, the Leafs and the Blues traded defensemen. Yay?

Since we’re low on news, here’s a poll. It’s subjective and purely opinion-based.

Who is your favorite current Predator?

A. Pekka Rinne74
B. Roman Josi25
C. Filip Forsberg 78
D. Ryan Johansen 27
E. Ryan Ellis 11
F. Other56

Have a great week, folks!