Thursday’s Dump & Chase: ... And Now We Wait

Consider this your official welcome to the Off-Season.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

2019 Preds Preseason Pack & Schedule | Nashville Predators
The season may now officially be over, but the 2019 Preseason Schedule has officially been released! The Predators will open their six-game preseason schedule on Sept. 16 when they host the Florida Panthers for a day-night doubleheader.

My Story: Willy Daunic | Nashville Predators
Preds broadcaster Willy Daunic looks back at his roles with the team and where the franchise is today.


2019 NHL Draft Rankings: No. 62 to 32 | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: The second installment of Eric Dunay’s extremely thorough draft coverage.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Blues capture 1st Stanley Cup with Game 7 win over Bruins | Sportsnet
*Sigh*.... The Blues won the Stanley Cup, and that’s all I have to say about that.

Eric Lindros on concussion awareness: ‘We’ve got a long way to go’ | Sportsnet
Hockey Hall of Famer Eric Lindros is hoping a new campaign launched across Ontario will help amateur athletes, parents and coaches avoid similar experiences by assisting them to better identify the signs and symptoms of a concussion.

NHL Off-Season Watch: If Phil Kessel stays with Pittsburgh Penguins, who goes? | TSN
With Kessel most likely staying put, the speculation has shifted to Kris Letang, who is probably even more difficult to move.

Pittsburgh is in one hell of a cap crunch right now, and I gotta tell you guys... I’m loving it.

Flyers on Hayes talks, NHL Draft approach | Pro Hockey Talk
“I don’t have a vibe, other than he’s certainly open-minded,” Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher said. “You have to remember he’s two weeks away from getting to July 1, so that’s a nice status to obtain in this league. Certainly, he’s earned that right and we are respectful of that. I think we have a lot to offer in Philly. So we will continue to speak to him and I think he’s open-minded to conversations, at least that is what his camp has said to us, and obviously we have strong interest in him.”

Yeah. I hate to break it to you, but I don’t think he’s signing with you guys.

NHL competition committee recommends video review, tiebreaker changes | Sportsnet
A competition committee has recommended changes to the NHL’s video review and coach’s challenge format along with how regular season tiebreakers take place.

Hurricanes might just keep Faulk, extra defensemen | Pro Hockey Talk

-Canes Management, probably.

What does the future hold for Jesse Puljujarvi and the Edmonton Oilers? | Sportsnet
The Oilers have to figure out what to do about Jesse Puljujärvi soon, right? Right!?!

2019 Draft: Top 10 left wings |
So I know you’re all just sitting there thinking to yourselves, “Man, I really don’t know who the Top 10 left wings are in this upcoming draft class.”

Well do I have an article for you!