Monday's Dump & Chase: Staffing Up

We're beginning the process of contacting our new folks, so expect to see some new faces around here before too long. Is anyone leaving? Nope. We're expanding. We are choosing to add some new folks in order to branch out, and it's going to be an exciting summer. And the Predcast? Coming

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Off-Season Game Plan: Nashville Predators - Article - TSN
SCOTT CULLEN: "...if the Predators look to add a free agent forward (Eric Staal?), they would have an abundance of depth up front and that hasn't been their standard."

*whistles, looks around innocently...*

2015-16 Top Games Countdown: No. 9 - Nashville Predators - Features
If you were on site for this demolition, stand and be recognized.

Other NHL Stuff

NHL - 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs - Pittsburgh Penguins D-corps is getting the job done in relative anonymity | ESPN
When they're healthy, they do have a decent top two pairs.

Statistically Speaking: Donskoi gets it done - Article - TSN
Nick Spaling, on the other hand...

Quality versus quantity: DeBoer presents his theory on why shot totals have favored Penguins – ProHockeyTalk
A 2-1 series lead is a good thing, IMO.

San Jose Sharks' Stanley Cup Final situation stays the same, despite Game 3 victory - San Jose Mercury News
"Well you know what they say, if you have two must-win games, you really don't have one."

Ice conditions at SAP Center 'not the best,' Penguins say after Sharks' victory in OT | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Baseball teams will cut their infield grass higher to slow down ground balls, much like how slushier ice slows the speed down a bit. Gamesmanship.

Shark Tales: From Cow Palace to Cup Final - Article - TSN
The Cow Palace is a historic arena, thank you.

Evgeni Malkin not concerned about his own offence if Pittsburgh Penguins keep winning | National Post
$9.5 million annually. One goal in his last 15 games.

Blues' success due to great team chemistry | St. Louis Blues |
When everyone hates the coach, it brings the locker room together.

State of the Canes Q&A | News & Observer
More on the Canes situation. Again, this is all worthy of your eyes.

Laine expects to be the next Ovechkin in five years – ProHockeyTalk
Please don't ruin this kid, Winnipeg.

The heat is on for struggling stars in Stanley Cup Final -
"Poor ice, few penalties, world-class defenders and sharp goalies. It's not easy being a scoring star in the Stanley Cup Final."

Not Hockey

Chile's national anthem played instead of Uruguay's at Copa America -
Not a great look, game ops.