Saturday’s Dump & Chase: I Don’t See Nothin’ Wrong

...with a little Dump & Chase

Nashville Predators News

It’s Another Walk-Off, Ryan Johansen Wins Game in OT Again | Nashville Predators
It was beautiful.  The Ryan Johansen fan club meets every day—here on our webpage, in our hearts, and in the eyes of every child.

There are three spots for six Predators players - Who makes the cut? | The Athletic(Paywall)
You probably have seen me talking about this on twitter.  Santini - for better or for worse - will likely make the team due to his contract and coming over in The Bad Trade.  Anthony Richard was one of only a few players to make a positive impact last night, so he definitely helped his case.

Duchene talks Predators, new Nashville home on NHL @TheRink podcast |
Matt Duchene has yet to play his first regular-season game with the Nashville Predators, but the 28-year-old center is already envisioning staying in Tennessee’s capital city with his family long after he retires.

News From Around The League

HockeyViz 2019-2020 Season Preview |
Micah Blake McCurdy is back with an amazing slew of information to preview the upcoming season.  You’re familiar with his work - I use it in almost all of my analysis - and there’s a reason why: he’s very good.

Ranking the impact of every NHL coach on the team’s success | The Athletic (Paywall)
Alison is one of the very best in the business when it comes to blending technical descriptions with a compelling narrative, and this is no exception.  If you don’t subscribe, do not fret - there may be something very soon on this very site on this topic...

Announcing The Defending Big D Winter Classic Meetup! - Defending Big D
Our sister site covering the Dallas Stars is hosting a meetup prior to the Winter Classic, and have invited all Preds fans to come on over, enjoy the hospitality, and wonder together if the weather will cooperate.

Dallas Stars Announce Winter Classic Logo | Twitter
And before you ask, word is that Nashville will be unveiling their shoulder logos at PredsFest this weekend.

Laine agrees to two-year, $13.5 million contract with Jets |
This is an absolute steal in my book - even taking into account the cold slumps he gets into.  So thanks, Winnipeg, I hate it.

Also, the Marner contract didn't really set the market like everyone thought it would, did it?

Apparently Rantanen flew back with Laine, and the parties are close.

The Capitals are successful and it’s unsurprisingly making the Washington NFL team mad | Russian Machine Never Breaks
You just hate to see it - actually, no, no I don’t.  All bad things that happen to Washington’s NFL team, they deserve it.  Especially Dan Snyder.  Yes, I am petty.

Polano, former Red Wings coach, NHL executive, dies at 78 |
What a loss for the sport - Polano was instrumental in building the Red Wings 1997 championship team.

Calgary signs Rieder, likely to sign MacDonald and Rinaldo from PTOs | Twitter
In case you were wondering what happened to Zac Rinaldo.  I wasn’t, but just in case you were.