Thursday’s Dump & Chase: ...And Time Keeps Draggin’ On
New assistant coach Dan Lambert seems stoked to move to Nashville, Pavel Datsyuk opts to stay in the KHL, and maybe (just maybe) New Jersey is the perfect spot for Taylor Hall.
Nashville Predators News & Notes
Lambert Stoked to Join Preds Coaching Staff, Become Nashville Resident | Nashville Predators
“It’s an amazing feeling to be in that building, and now to actually be a part of the home team rather than the road team, I’m really, really stoked about it. It’s going to be awesome.”
My Story: Broadcasting from the Bench and Beyond | Nashville Predators
Mark Howard recalls some of his favorite memories as a rinkside reporter and host for Predators’ broadcasts.
Other Hockey News & Notes
Why going all-in on Erik Karlsson is worth it to speed up Canadiens’ rebuild | Sportsnet
I know they’re both righties, but I really want to see a Karlsson-Shea Weber pairing. Can you imagine those two together on the powerplay... Okay, I need to cool down.
The Devils have more to offer Taylor Hall than you might think | The Hockey News
With promising young players like Nico Hischier, Damon Severson, and Will Butcher, a slew of highly rated prospects (Ty Smith, Jesper Boqvist, and Michael McLeod) primed to make the jump to the NHL, and the impending arrival of Jack Hughes or Kaapo Kakko... New Jersey might actually be the best fit for Taylor Hall long-term.
Sabres GM remains confident in Skinner re-signing with team | Sportsnet
I know there’s more than a couple of you that have been clamoring for Skinner, but Jason Botterill doesn’t seem to think he’s going anywhere.
With or Without a Stanley Cup, the Blues Will Lose Their Voice | The New York Times
After 19 years of singing the national anthem at Blues games, Charles Glenn is retiring because his multiple sclerosis commands more of his attention.
Pavel Datsyuk signs with KHL club Avtomobilist | TSN
Pavel Datsyuk is taking his talents to Yekaterinburg. Sorry ‘bout it, Detroit.
Montreal Conadiens goaltender Antti Niemi signs with KHL’s Jokerit Helsinki | TSN
Speaking of the KHL, Antti Niemi has also opted to go overseas on a one-year deal.
Chicago Blackhawks 2019-20 coaching staff update: Marc Crawford | Second City Hockey
The Preds weren’t the only team to add an assistant coach this week, as the Blackhawks added veteran coach Marc Crawford to the staff. Crawford won the Stanley Cup in 1996 with the Colorado Avalanche, and also held head coaching jobs in Vancouver, Los Angeles, and Dallas.
Growlers capture ECHL title in their first season of existence | TSN
The Growlers made it look easy, and now the province of Newfoundland has their first-ever professional sports championship.
Oilers’ Connor McDavid declines to comment on knee injury recovery | Sportsnet
Connor McDavid brushes off questions about the #Oilers changes within the organization while at a Canadian Tire Jumpstart event. pic.twitter.com/7Qb3E0krQq— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) June 4, 2019