Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Referee Interference

Sometimes, it’s not the goalie.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators 2, Colorado Avalanche 3: Questionable Call Costs Nashville A Win | On the Forecheck
If you missed last night's game, Shaun has the recap of every frustrating (and non-frustrating) minute.

Jr. Preds coach signs contract with NWHL team | Nashville Post
"I’m just so happy for the next generation that hopefully this inspires some young girls in Nashville to say, ‘That could be me, I could do that someday.’ It’s more about just me, it’s about the next generation of girls."

Other News & Notes

GMs to discuss emergency backup goalie protocol at Florida meetings |
1. GMs are no fun.

2. They're apparently also going to be talking about changing offside challenges to have the blue line be a plane instead of it being about skates on the ice. Hey, uh, where was a more sensible approach to offside challenges in 2017?

Penguins losing streak now at six games | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
You just hate to see it.

Brooke Wolejko’s triumphant season deserves your attention | The Ice Garden
Have the Connecticut Whale thought about, uh, playing some defense to go with this goaltending? Or maybe some offense? Or, ideally, both?

No? Neither sounds like a better plan? I mean, if you insist...

Flames outplayed by Lightning, proving they have plenty of work to do |
Thanks for the help, Tampa!

Lightning captain Steven Stamkos to miss 6-8 weeks | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
Steven Stamkos is not a lucky man. He's had some brutal luck with injuries, and this is just adding to that.

Canucks support Demko as he struggles again in loss to Maple Leafs |
I think about that Jacques Plante quote--"How would you like a job where, if you made a mistake, a big red light goes on and 18,000 people boo?"--a fair bit.

The Wraparound: Feb. 27 | The Ice Garden
The Kings have hired Blake Bolden as a pro scout, which is extremely cool. Also a bunch of other news stories and context!

Color of Hockey: Bolden breaking more barriers with Kings |
I'm actually going to pull this one out of the Wraparound just to make it a little easier to find if you want to read up on Bolden, who's been a lot of firsts in her career (and who has a really nice slapshot, if you're into that kind of thing).

Draisaitl and Nugent-Hopkins combine to lead Oilers past Jets |
On the one hand, I'm getting extremely tired of hearing about Leon Draisaitl; he can stop now. On the other hand, the Preds needed the Jets to lose in regulation tonight, and they did, so I shouldn't complain too much.

NHL Numbers: Rangers goaltending, David Ayres, and top scorers | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
Talking about how one of the Blackhawks' rookies is doing great things (this time it's Dominik Kubalik) without mentioning that the rookie in question isn't, uh, conventionally rookie-aged until the last sentence feels like it's burying the lede. Anyone else still think with some displeasure about Artemi Panarin's completely unearned Calder win?

Q&A: Tony McKegney on the NHL's overlooked generation of black players |
There's a weird, uncomfortable bit in the middle of this interview--I think some of the context must have been cut or shuffled--where the SN interviewer was asking McKegney about his experiences with racism in a way where I felt like he was waiting for some kinds of direct quotes, but that aside it's a good read.