Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Outlook Not So Good

Some years are like that.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Struggling Predators moving closer to rebuild in Nashville | ProHockeyTalk
The fact that David Poile claims not to know whether this Nashville Predators team is a playoff team concerns me.

Nashville Predators Prospects Report: February | On the Forecheck
Hours after this article was published, Jachym Kondelik scored a hat trick in the first period. I'm going to ask Eric to start doing some of the "the Nashville Predators are really struggling" articles and see if the reverse jinx works at the NHL level too.

Other News & Notes

2021 Secret Dream Gap Tour preview: Chicago | The Ice Garden
If today's Preds game is going badly enough by the end of the first period, there's always the option of just changing the channel to NBC Sports and watching some of the biggest names in women's hockey facing off. (They play again tomorrow morning.)

Flames Relieve Geoff Ward Of Coaching Duties, Darryl Sutter Named Calgary Coach | Matchsticks and Gasoline
Gotta love those 11PM firing/hiring stories. Our most affectionate and caffeinated thoughts to our colleagues at M&G.

Sabres GM: Jack Eichel 'has not asked for a trade' as team continues spiral |
The fact that yet another Sabres GM is "bounc[ing] things off of" his star player before making a decision is...sure? I guess? Does Jack Eichel have relevant business experience? It's not like most NHL GMs have relevant business experience either, mind you, so maybe no harm done.

What would a potential Jack Eichel trade look like? | ProHockeyTalk
If you're in the mood for speculation anyway...

Bruins respond to head shot with dominant victory over Capitals |
The Boston Bruins have really changed lately. *reads article* Oh, two separate players--one of them recent waiver acquisition Jarred Tinordi--fought Tom Wilson for his garbage hit AND they blew the Caps out on the scoreboard, never mind.

Ryleigh Houston an emerging star as PWHPA Dream Gap Tour continues | ProHockeyTalk
There's some fantastic young talent out there.

'Miracle on Ice' star Mark Pavelich dies at treatment home |
A very unfortunate story. Best wishes to his family.

Women’s Worlds moved to May 6–16 in Halifax and Truro | The Ice Garden
Meanwhile, the Women's World Championship has been postponed, but at least the IIHF is helping to defray costs.