Monday's Dump & Chase: Summer Swell
All this rain and heat means we are still several months away from hockey. At least we are only a few weeks from training camp?
As Dan mentioned last Monday, I will be taking over the Co-Managing Editor role alongside Mark. If you've been vacationing at the beach and missed the announcement, you can read about it here. Don't worry he isn't really going anywhere--just transitioning to his new role as Senior Editor.
In the meantime, I'll be working with Mark to make sure OTF remains the best place on the interwebs for Nashville Predators commentary, hilarity, hot takery, and any other nouns ending in "y" you can think of.
And now, some linkery.
NHL Network ranks top goaltenders
With arguably the worst season in his career, Rinne somehow displaces guys like Dubnyk, Allen, Elliott, Andersen, and Rask for the #10 spot.
Maple Leafs Prospect Blows Easy Empty-Net Goal
Everything is progressing exactly as scheduled up there in Toronto. It's the Leafs year for sure!
Degree in hand, Parayko ready for Blues' season | St. Louis Blues | stltoday.com
"With his coursework done, he’s got a lot of extra time now. What’s he going to do with it?" Parayko might have his hands full helping the Blues replace the 39 goals that walked away from the team this summer.
Under pressure: Randy Carlyle – ProHockeyTalk
Carlyle is under pressure. Fans are unsure if the Ducks are still contenders. The team is hoping their top 2014 draft pick can contribute this year. Something about John Gibson. Yep, it was "Anaheim Ducks Day" at Pro Hockey Talk on Sunday.
Bootstrapping QoT/QoC And The Sedin Paradox | Corsica
In which Corsica attempts to "bootstrap" measurables like Quality of Competition (QoC) and Quality of Teammate (QoT) to account for the Sedin Paradox: when a player skates over 80% of his time with his twin brother and there is no way to tell if he is good without his brother because he never plays without his brother.
Garrison preparing to help Lightning strike once again in NHL playoffs | The Province
Vancouver's main newspaper had two articles on Sunday featuring interviews with former Canucks on how ready they were to compete for a Stanley Cup next year. This one with Jason Garrison and this one with Kevin Bieksa. I think that entire city just needs a vacation from hockey for a while.
Puck Daddy Summer Series: Weird New York Rangers
I love this summer series and this one does not disappoint. The Rangers have such a long and bizarre history. Heck, they could have made an entire series on Sean Avery alone.
Rio Olympics 2016: Spectacular closing ceremony as Olympic flag goes to Tokyo - BBC Sport
THAT FINAL MEDAL COUNT THO
Wrestling Bronze Medal Match Ends In Controversy; Mongolian Coaches Strip In Protest
Even though there was no controversy, this is exactly what I felt like doing after Game 7 against the Sharks.