Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Where, Oh Where Are You Tonight?

I don’t mean to complain, but if we didn’t take a week off in front of the last series, these playoffs could end before the temperature hits the 90s.

Smashville News:

EVERBLADES ENTER AFFILIATION WITH NASHVILLE PREDATORS | - Yea, we have an ECHL affiliate again. Boo, it’s not the Cyclones. Good news for the Predators. It sounds like a good team.

The Day the Music Almost Died | Hockeybuzz - PA Paul’s memories of that fateful July “Save Our Team” rally.

My Story: Preds Impact on Nashville Community Second to None | - It is really amazing how much the hockey community and especially the Nashville Predators gives back to not only the local community, but also to the players’ home towns.

This week is a tribute to the crazy girl below. SashaDog lived a long (17+ years) life and was a sweet, sweet girl. She was my shadow for as long as she could walk and then I was hers. She was also a stubborn Kevin Fiala fan. Love you Pretty Girl! Will miss you much.

Central Division News:

The tale of the Blues’ season, as told in hockey pucks mounted on a locker-room wall | - As superstitious as hockey players are, you’d think they would build a little box on top for the SC winning puck. I would! Also, do you think they know what they could be doing with that Admiral’s Challenge Coin?

Jets should target Kadri: Talented, feisty centre could fill prominent role | Winnipeg Sun - Doesn’t it seem like they add five or six centers every year?

Why you shouldn’t expect to see Jason Spezza or Roman Polak back in a Stars uniform next season | SportsDay - Interesting mailbag for the Dallas Stars and a nice shout out to Pekka RInne.

Other Hockey News:

Stanley Cup Final between Bruins, Blues adds to Boston-St. Louis lore | - A look at the championship history in all four major sports between Boston and St. Louis.

Ranking Brad Marchand’s top 25 heel moments | - Okay, when you can add an additional five from just last year, I believe he is well beyond “heel” status. Personally my word for him begins with a “d” and ends with an “g”. You?

Holland aims to change culture, provide stability with Oilers | - Well, he is saying all the right things. How “patient” do you think Connor McDavid and the Edmonton Oilers fan base will be?

Thornton undecided on future, says he’ll only return with Sharks | - Please come back Joe! One more try. This article is equally about Joe Pavelski, who also expects to be a San Jose Shark next year.

Slava Voynov will be eligible to play in the NHL next season, but will anyone even go near him? | TheHockeyNews - So. Who is the one in ten GM who “would even consider trading” for Slava Voynov’s rights?

AP/CP survey: Players say NHL making progress on concussions | The Washington Post - I find this attitude very disturbing. Yes, they made some progress over the last decade, but this response is either rose-colored glasses or extreme political correctness. Or both.

Non-Hockey News:

R.I.P. ‘It City’ | Nashville Scene - I had to include this post. In April, my husband and I visited Broadway for the first time in three years. Shocked and appalled would be the description of our reaction. The Nashville we remembered had turned into Nashville Disney crossed with the Vegas Strip. Something very special is being lost downtown. Hopefully it transplants itself somewhere else.