Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Clearing the lowest bar

No judgement here - hopefully they do it again tonight

Nashville Predators News

Drury named GM of U.S. national team for 2021 IIHF World Championship; Poile to Advise
Chris Drury was named general manager on Friday of the United States men's ice hockey team that will compete at the 2021 IIHF World Championship.  Nashville Predators general manager David Poile will be part of the Team Advisory Group, alongside several other league and team executives.

Fun Friday: The Science of Fan Favorites - On the Forecheck
I don't want to spoil just how fun this piece is - Eamon wants to know if he can determine who and what makes a fan favorite in Smashville.  Check it out!

The Case Against David Poile - The Renegades of Puck

Tactics, Stats and Analysis

Hockey Passing Progressions | The Hockey IQ Newsletter
The first of three pieces from The Hockey IQ Newsletter I want to highlight today.  Greg Revak breaks down passing progressions and they influence the offense - or lack thereof.

Diving into Patrik Laine's Patented One-Timer | The Hockey IQ Newsletter
Daniel Dukart takes an up-close look at the Patrik Laine's deadly shot, as the forward was finally moved from Winnipeg to Columbus.  Let's not think about how that's going right now - read this instead.

Skills Analysis: Owen Power, Kent Johnson, and Matt Beniers | The Hockey IQ Newsletter
The University of Michigan has a loaded roster this season,  including these three 2021 draft-eligible players.  A scout goes into what he sees from all three players on the talented Wolverines team.

Is something up with the NHL’s play-by-play data? -
I KNEW IT.  If you're wondering why I was in a bit of a nerd rage during the Red Wings game, this is exactly why.  Still, it's interesting to see the human process that goes into the digital play by play data.

Hockey is for Everyone

Reflecting on two of women’s hockey’s best: A final farewell to Jocelyne and Monique Lamoureux - The Ice Garden
A wonderful tribute to two of US hockey's brightest stars as they head into retirement.  This is a must-read by Gabriella Fundaro.

Around the NHL

Stamkos added to NHL COVID-19 protocol list for Lightning |
Steven Stamkos looks to return to the ice after going on the NHL's COVID-19 protocol yesterday, as the Tampa Bay forward suspects the test was a "false positive".  In either case, this situation might be the only thing slowing down Stamkos, who leads the Lightning with seven goals.

Wild back at practice, have 'turned the corner' after postponements |
The Minnesota Wild returned to practice Friday after a nine-day shutdown because of NHL COVID-19 protocols.  Sixteen players practiced yesterday, including former Predator Kevin Fiala.  The recently-departed Nick Bonino is one of twelve Wild players still unavailable due to inclusion on the COVID-19 protocol.

Tweet of the Day

Just watch it, I promise.

Song of the Day

Not my usual type of pick, but man, what a great song.