Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Westward Bound

Go west, young men, to seek your fortune. Or something like that.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Mark and Jarred Tinordi First Father-Son Duo to Play for GM David Poile |
With how long Poile has been GMing in the league, and how insular hockey is as a sport, I'm honestly a little surprised this hasn't happened sooner. Still, this is a cool story.

Other News & Notes

Oilers struggling to match their own standards in recent skid |
Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl have standards, anyway...

How to Watch: Games 3-5 of the Rivalry Series | The Ice Garden
The USA-Canada Rivalry Series has its final game tonight, and if you're still looking for good hockey after the Preds' tilt you'll be able to catch it on NHL Network.

2020 NWHL All-Star Weekend Preview | The Ice Garden
Similarly, if you're looking for something to do at intermissions, the NWHL Skills Competition starts at 7 PM Central tonight. They'll also be playing their All-Star Game tomorrow afternoon.

Lightning need help on defense | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
The big news here is less the injuries--though the injuries aren't great--and more Pierre LeBrun's quote that you need 9-10 defenders to "survive two months of playoff hockey." Pierre, buddy, what?

Strengths and weaknesses of NHL’s top five trade candidates |
The Preds shouldn't be in the market for any of these guys, but if you have a second team--or if the Preds are your second team--this is well worth a read.

Penguins defenseman John Marino has broken cheek | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
"No team in the NHL has missed more man games due to injury this season than the Penguins, and it is not just the number of games that have been an issue. It is also the quality of player that has been sidelined." Quick, what year is this quote from.

Why Jacob Markstrom's season has been more impressive than you think |
Oh my gosh, Markstrom is 30. I feel really old right now.

Stone leads Golden Knights past Panthers | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
They promised me news on an Andrei Vasilevskiy point streak, but alas they didn't mean the assist-scoring kind.

Canadiens' Ilya Kovalchuk drawing interest from Bruins, Flames, Oilers |
Who would have guessed that all he needed to do was leave LA?

By the Numbers: Ovechkin's 698 NHL goals | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
We're getting to watch something really special in Alex Ovechkin.