Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Egg Laid

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Winnipeg Jets 5, Nashville Predators 0: Just Be Glad It’s Over | On the Forecheck
The Preds have been playing so well lately, securing 7 out of the last 8 possible points, and first place in the divison was within reach... so it’s only natural that they decided to lay an absolute egg in Winnipeg last night.

Preds Official Podcast: Granlund Tells Story of Trade, Birth of First Son | Nashville Predators
Mikael Granlund joins the Preds Podcast to talk about welcoming his son into the world in the midst of being traded, and chats about his dog and love for soccer.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Bruins sign D Chara, 42, to 1-year extension | ESPN
Boston Bruins defender Zdeno Chara has signed a one-year contract extension with a base salary of $2 million.

Keep getting them checks, Big Z.

Truck driver in fatal Humboldt crash gets 8 years | ESPN
Jaskirat Sidhu, the truck driver who pleaded guilty in causing the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, was sentenced to eight years in prison — the longest dangerous driving sentence ever in Canada for a case that didn’t involve alcohol.

They tried to injure him. They called him names. But black hockey pioneer Bob Dawson didn’t get even — he got organized | The Hockey News
He endured racism everywhere from university hockey to rec league, from the 1960s to present day. So Dawson mobilized his fight and launched The Roundtable on Racism in Hockey, debuting this month with participation from the NHL.

Melnyk calls out management, Ottawa mayor and Maple Leafs | TSN
Geeze... somebody throw a tent on this circus in Ottawa.

Babcock says there’s no rift with Maple Leafs GM Dubas |
Mike Babcock said Friday that he and Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas are on the same page despite reports to the contrary.

Things are starting to get a little spicy up in TRONNA, and I can’t wait for the fireworks that will ensue if they’re ousted in the first round again.

Ducks give discouraging update on Eaves, Kesler | Pro Hockey Talk
Welp... Don’t expect to see either of them before next season.

Is Sidney Crosby still the best hockey player in the world? | ESPN
The debate between Sid and Connor McDavid rages on. Which side of the fence are you on?

Also, what exactly does Nikita Kucherov have to do to enter this conversation?

Kings’ Kovalchuk: ‘I don’t have a chance’ playing under coach Desjardins | Sportsnet
After being left out of the Los Angeles Kings’ lineup for the second time in three games, Ilya Kovalchuk was not very happy and made sure the media knew it.

“What you can do? That’s his decision and he’s the head coach – 10 more games. What else we can do. Just practice hard and show the young kids that that thing can happen to anybody. You just have to keep going. Like I said, he’s the head coach and he’s responsible for result.”