Monday’s Dump & Chase: Into the Unknown

<em>I can hear you, but I won’t. Some make the playoffs, but others don’t</em>

Nashville Predators News

Nashville Strong: How to Help in Aftermath of Tennessee Tornado
There’s always a need for more help - and our pinned post gives you all the information you need to pitch in.

Josi fined for actions in Predators game against Stars |
Nashville Predators defenseman Roman Josi has been fined $5,000, the maximum allowable under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, for cross-checking Dallas Stars forward Corey Perry.

Guys, I don't care if it's Perry - do NOT hit people in the head - brain damage in serious business.  Josi should known, he's had seven concussions in his career

Nashville Predators shut out Dallas Stars for second time in three days |
I just wanted to enjoy this one more time.  Juuse Saros now sits in a tie for 3rd in the NHL for shutouts with four, behind Elvis Merzlikins, Marc-Andre Fleury (five each) and Connor Hellebuyck (six).

7Element: An Organization with a Mission for Veterans and First Responders | On the Forecheck
Friday’s long read is Shaun's great piece on what 7Element is and does.  This was such an amazing piece, I’m going to include it again for anyone who missed it.

Hockey is For Everyone

NHLCA initiative aims to spur development of female coaches |
The NHL Coaches' Association is launching an initiative to help the development of female hockey coaches at all levels of the game.  It's nice to see the NHL do something like this.

Tappen, NBC set to make history with all-women NHL broadcast in U.S.|
This happened last night, and was absolutely fantastic work done by all involved.  And of course, there were people online who were VERY upset about it.

Women in Sports event hosted by Islanders draws large, diverse crowd |
NHL executives Davis, Cohig among panelists discussing careers, experiences

Boston Pride, Minnesota Whitecaps to meet in 2020 NWHL Isobel Cup Final | The Ice Garden
This is the second straight Final appearance for the Whitecaps.  The Boston Pride beat the Whale - who had recently signed Nashville native Allie LaCombe - on Sunday to advance.

Meet the most controversial and misunderstood woman in hockey | Sportsnet
Often cast as a villain, NWHL founder Dani Rylan is focused on growing her league and building a brighter future for her sport despite the negative noise.

News from Around the NHL

Luongo's jersey goes to the Panthers' rafters |
Roberto Luongo's number was the first in franchise history to be retired for the Panthers in an emotional ceremony on Saturday.  I fully expect the same type of moment in a couple of years for Pekka Rinne in Nashville.

Report: Tampa Bay Lightning to re-evaluate Victor Hedman Monday |
Tampa Bay Lightning defenceman  will be re-evaluated on Monday after suffering an undisclosed injury in the first period Saturday night against the Boston Bruins according to Joe Smith of The Athletic.

Boeser hopes to be back in Canucks lineup soon |
Brock Boeser said he hopes to be back in the Vancouver Canucks lineup soon after skating with his teammates for the first time since fracturing rib cartilage one month ago

Fiala leads Wild comeback with two goals to beat Anaheim, move into first wild card |
Kevin Fiala scores second with 59 seconds left in overtime, and the Wild move to 6-2-0 in the last eight games.  Nashville has now moved out of a wild card position

NHL Commissioner Bettman addresses coronavirus concern regarding media |
The NHL is "considering every conceivable option" but has not made a formal announcement that its teams close its locker rooms to the media in response to the coronavirus, Commissioner Gary Bettman said Saturday.  Despite what many have heard on Twitter, nothing is official yet.

Song of the Day

Listen.  As you can tell from the headline, my daughters have been incessantly watching one movie over and over, and listening to the soundtrack non-stop.  So since it is stuck in my head (and the soundtrack slaps, IMO), today’s song is the best song off the OST.

Here’s the song as covered by Weezer, with help from Kristen Bell, and it’s just as insanely corny as you would imagine.  The original, by the guy from Hamilton and Mindhunter, is really good too, but this is one of those “if I have to see it, so do you” situations.

(P.S.  Rivers Cuomo and the rest of Weezer are getting SO old, what is happening?)