Sunday’s Dump & Chase: So Many Light Years to Go

Or five days. One or the other.

Previewing the Nashville Predators’ 2021-22 season | On the Forecheck
ICYMI, Nick takes an overhead look at the coming year, with more in-depth looks to come this week as we get ready for the season to start.

Source - Florida Panthers lock up franchise center Aleksander Barkov with 8-year, $80 million deal | ESPN
Barkov is probably going to be considerably more worth that deal than Sergei Bobrovsky.

Blues sign James Neal to one-year deal after professional tryout |

Peter Laviolette says Alex Ovechkin’s injury will be re-evaluated on Saturday | RMNB
There's been silence from the Washington Capitals yesterday about Ovechkin's injury. Hopefully it's not serious.

Toronto Maple Leafs, Ottawa Senators, Toronto Raptors OK'd to host capacity crowds | ESPN
I'm not going to make the joke about the Sens operating permanently at half capacity since Twitter has already beaten that joke into the ground. I'm merely going to wish Ontario well.

PWHPA to kick off All Star Teams games against US National Team | The Ice Garden
One way or another, this series feels like it's going to have a lot of fairly unbalanced games.

Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby returns to practice; status for season opener unknown | ESPN
The very casual aside in here about how Crosby has been playing through a wrist injury that ultimately required surgery for years is, uh, not great!

Acceptance of Carey Price's decision a positive step for hockey |
"Helping people with themselves will help teams get the best out of them, whether the ailment is physical or mental. This environment should create fewer “whatever happened to that guy, he was so promising” stories."

21 questions we're asking ahead of the 2021-22 NHL season |
What are your big questions for the coming year?