Monday’s Dump & Chase: Closing In on Hockey

The long wait for a return to Predators hockey continues to shorten.

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How a league-wide Drive To Survive-type docuseries could help the NHL -

Okay, but Drive To Survive works because the athletes and figures interviewed are interesting. NHL players and executives are dull. 99% of NHL interviews are so boring and predictable that a fan with three months’ interest could probably script them. I’m not watching something that’s a bunch of dudes talking for 30 minutes about how they have to do a better job of getting pucks deep.

Cooper Marody Edmonton Oilers one-year contract -

The Edmonton Oilers announced Saturday that they have signed forward to a one-year, two-way contract worth $750,000.

Ferschweiler Ready to Bring WMU to New Era - College Hockey News

Ferschweiler, 51, was officially introduced to the media today as the Broncos’ new head coach, the seventh in program history. It comes just a few days after Murray decided to step down, unconventionally as it was coming in the first week of August. There’s no hint of anything wrong that caused Murray to step down, other than his own whim.

NCAA announces off day added to Division I men’s hockey regionals schedule starting in 2022 - College Hockey -

A long overdue change to the format. This prevents teams with excellent goaltending from playing a tired player in consecutive days.

Berube expects Tarasenko to start season with Blues -

Craig Berube is operating under the assumption that disgruntled forward Vladimir Tarasenko will be in the St. Louis Blues’ lineup on opening night.