Thursday’s Dump & Chase: All That Glitters Is Gold

The League’s All-Star break is officially here.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators All-Decade Awards: Team Achievements | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: A look back at the Predators’ second and most successful decade.

Preds Official Podcast: Head coach John Hynes | Nashville Predators
Nashville’s bench boss joins the show to discuss coaching, life, and getting the Preds back on track.

Other Hockey News & Notes

How Kendall Coyne Schofield’s clutch All-Star performance changed the game | Sportsnet
“It took 14.346 seconds for Kendall Coyne Schofield to thrust the women’s game into hockey’s biggest spotlight at last year’s NHL All-Star Skills Competition. In the year since, she’s been leading the charge to keep it there.”

Connor McDavid, Nathan MacKinnon headline TSN Hockey’s Mid-season Top 50 Players | TSN
Roman Josi is the only Pred on the list at # 14, but our former Captain (and forever Dad) Shea Weber also sneaks in on the list at #44.

I will love Shea Weber until I am released from this mortal coil.

AHL suspends Brandon Manning five games for use of racial slur towards opponent | The Hockey News
I’m glad to see the AHL take action on this, but I can’t help but feel this punishment is a little light. Want to eliminate stuff like this from your league (and for the love of God, you 1000% should)? Make the punishment extremely severe.

It’s a start, I suppose.

New York Islanders head coach Barry Trotz on benching Mathew Barzal: ‘He knows why’ | TSN
Get a dog, Barzal. Trust me, it works.

Kreider to replace Panarin as Rangers representative at All-Star Game |
The big man replaces the bread man.

Russia beats US 4-0 in Youth Olympics ice hockey final | The Seattle Times
This is just unacceptable. Somebody get Gordon Bombay on the horn, and get him to whip these kids in to shape.

What will the Chicago Blackhawks do about Robin Lehner? | The Hockey News
After inking a one-year deal in the off-season, Robin Lehner is free to sign an extension at any moment with the Blackhawks. There’s been no contract talk yet, and now Chicago has a decision to make with the deadline looming.

Akim Aliu signs with HC Litvinov in Czech league | Sportsnet
Good for Aliu.

The NHL’s Analytics Awards at Midseason | ESPN
Analytics Awards? Somebody check on Bryan Bastin and make sure he’s okay.