Sunday's Dump & Chase: Slightly Less Early

While I agree with Bryant that day games are awesome, I am not in favor of them happening at home for my team. Setting an alarm to leave the house and fight through a parade to get to the arena is less than ideal. The zamboni float was neat, though.

Around Hockey

Predators Recall Salomaki, Place on IR | Nashville Predators
He had a poor outing in Milwaukee in Wednesday, but I'm disappointed to see him back on IR.

Preds Recall Adam Pardy from Milwaukee | Nashville Predators
He shoots left, but maybe we'll see him today.

Preds Claim Reid Boucher on Waivers | Nashville Predators
Ah, depth.

NHL draft 2017: Active month in rankings; biggest surprises in Europe | USA Today
What's that? A Swiss player dazzling in the QMJHL?

Sharp placed on IR with concussion symptoms | NBC Sports
It's not clear if it's related to his prior concussion or not.

Oilers D Nurse out "long-term" with LBI -- TSN
This is not good news for the Oilers, even if their defense corps seems to be made up mostly of #4s.

Trevor Linden Q&A: Where do the Canucks go from here? -
Lots of thoughts on player safety about the Kadri hit, here.

Former NHL goalie Chris Mason explains recovering from an appendectomy - Chicago Tribune
Corey Crawford underwent surgery for an appendectomy yesterday. I expect him back ready to go just in time for the 29th.

Friedman sits down with Panthers GM/coach Tom Rowe -
[Video] Friedman demands Rowe explain himself. Or whatever the gentle Canadian journalist version of that is.

Guarantee worth $10M leaves Edmonton out of hockey tourney | The Desert Sun
Edmonton City Council is a little busy still defending their construction of a new arena to through millions of dollars at an international tournament. Now they just have to convince everyone the Hlinka is just as good, really.

New York Islanders Seeking President of Hockey Operations | Puck Prose
That'll fix 'em.