Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Preseason

Some links while we wait for the Preds’ doubleheader to begin.

Predators Valuing First True Training Camp in Two Seasons |
John Hynes has never actually had the chance to start a season off with the Nashville Predators in a normal way. I'm looking forward to seeing what he does with this opportunity.

NHL imposing stricter enforcement of cross-checking rule for 2021-22 season |
This is excellent news, though possibly not for Roman Josi.

Washington Capitals become first NHL team to sell advertising on jerseys, announce partnership with Caesars Entertainment | ESPN
We all knew the ads on jerseys were coming (don't love it, aesthetically, and don't really understand who's going to make a spending decision based on a hockey jersey anyway), but I'm not sure any of us thought the first NHL jersey ad would be for gambling.

7 Maple Leafs Notes: Tavares turns 'anxiety' into excitement in return |
I'm very glad Tavares was able to look forward to playing again.

Canadiens camp notebook: Anderson proud of Drouin for mental health break |
I'm also very glad that Drouin is doing better and that there's been so much support for him. It's been a good summer for NHLers to acknowledge that mental health is health, apparently.

Ottawa Senators add offensive depth, acquire veteran Zach Sanford from St. Louis Blues | ESPN
Sure, okay, fine.

Minnesota Whitecaps break offseason silence, re-sign Allie Thunstrom | The Ice Garden
A good first move for the Whitecaps after a long stretch of nothing. Thunstrom is an extremely talented player and has been a core part of the Whitecaps.

Philadelphia Flyers' Kevin Hayes says brother's death 'happened way too fast' | ESPN
Hayes will be playing in the memory of his late brother, former NHLer Jimmy Hayes, this season.

Roundtable: NCAA preseason predictions and thoughts | The Ice Garden
The staff of The Ice Garden weighs in with their predictions for the upcoming NCAA season.