Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Brave New World
We still have a few SCF-related links for this morning, but after that we’re (hopefully) wrapped up and moving on. It’s a brand new start!
With any luck, tomorrow we’ll be fully into summer with no more of this “lingering in 2018-19” nonsense around the hockeysphere.
Nashville Predators News & Notes (there are some!):
Breakdown: Nashville Predators Acquire Goaltender Connor Ingram | On the Forecheck
The Preds made a trade yesterday afternoon! NEWS!
Nashville Predators Development Camp Set for June 25-29 | NHL.com
Hockey! IN TENNESSEE! We're finally cooking with gas, folks.
Stanley Cup Final News & Notes:
Bruins’ Stanley Cup loss humbles Boston fans used to winning | SI.com
Everything you need to know about this story can be summed up by the fact that the author describes the atmosphere in Boston after the city failed to get the opportunity to celebrate a third major sports championship in twelve months as "a little dystopian".
Bring me the world's tiniest violin.
Colton Parayko raises Stanley Cup with Laila Anderson during Blues championship celebration | Russian Machine Never Breaks
This is [sighs] actually cute and heartwarming.
Also, if you want a picture of a newborn asleep in the Cup, I've got you covered on that too.
Massachusetts restaurant wants to donate blue lobster to St. Louis aquarium | ProHockeyTalk
"He wants to do so [...] to show that Boston Bruins fans have class."
It’s...a lobster. It’s a very rare lobster, but it’s a lobster.
Other News & Notes:
Lessons we should (and should not) learn from the 2019 St. Louis Blues | ProHockeyTalk
Also, “hope the referees don’t care that we keep going high” is a bad strategy, but they left that one out. Probably because, the NHL being the NHL, the referees aren’t going to care, so it’s still a valid one.
Lindros backing anti-concussion efforts in native Canada | ProHockeyTalk
The Bruins’ Jake DeBrusk played with a concussion he suffered in the first round all the way through to the final. What Lindros is talking about is still a very, very real problem.
2019 NHL off-season primer: Draft intrigue and a big RFA class | Sportsnet.ca
And now, it's summer, and we're finally free of the slow-drip suffering of the last few months. Everything is possible! Nothing is impossible! It's a brand-new start.
Which NHL GM has toughest job this summer? | ProHockeyTalk
Look on the bright side. We could always be Oilers fans.
Jordan Eberle Re-signs with New York Islanders for 5 years, $27.5 million | Lighthouse Hockey
This is surprisingly cheap for Eberle. We really might be heading into an era where the players in their primes get paid and the players chronologically past it don't—which is going to be very unfortunate for guys like Nathan MacKinnon, Johnny Gaudreau, etc. who already took cheap deals for their primes expecting to make it up next contract.
Trade: Capitals shed salary by sending Niskanen to Flyers for Gudas | ProHockeyTalk
The Caps are clearing cap. Why? Who knows.
Charts don't yet have a "likelihood that this player will literally kill a man in open play" section.— Micah Blake McCurdy (@IneffectiveMath) June 14, 2019
Building the Milwaukee Grey Wolves | The Ice Garden
The Ice Garden held a mock draft for a (fictional) new women's league—after all, as they said and I agree, why should the sites covering the NHL have all the mock-draft fun?—and contributor Mike Murphy went a little more in-depth talking about Milwaukee hockey (he's right; it's fun to say), the depth of the women's talent pool, and more.