Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Bounce Back

In which our heroes attempt to rebound against the Ducks, Gerard Gallant gets canned, and Pierre-Luc Dubois talks Baby Yoda... Yes, you read that last bit correctly.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

PHT Morning Skate: 20 trade candidates; Can Josi win Norris? | Pro Hockey Talk
Shout out to Nick Morgan for getting his piece featured by Pro Hockey Talk.

Pete Weber Named Tennessee Sportscaster of the Year | Nashville Predators
This is Pete’s seventh win in the last nine years.

Basically, Pete rules.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Vegas Golden Knights Make Coaching Changes: Name Peter DeBoer Head Coach | Vegas Golden Knights
Wait... WHAT?

There’s also this to think about....

New Jersey Devils defenceman P.K. Subban won’t request trade from Devils | TSN
“Listen, in my career to this point, I’ve never asked for a trade and it’s because maybe I’m a little bit old school that way. I’ve learned from a lot of veteran players in the league that put their head down, come to work and do their job. And I’m getting paid to do a job, I have to come and do it every day.”

Miss you every day, P.K.

Defensively challenged Maple Leafs face huge test without Rielly and Muzzin on the blueline | The Hockey News
Losing Jake Muzzin was bad enough, but with Morgan Rielly sidelined for the next two months, the Toronto Maple Leafs will need to be greater than the sum of their parts in the defensive zone.

Wild’s Bruce Boudreau: Gaffe on lineup card ‘all my fault’ | ESPN
The lineup card submitted by Wild coach Bruce Boudreau and his staff mistakenly (yet hilariously) listed Greg Pateryn as a scratch, leaving the team with only five defenders in Tuesday night’s game against the Penguins.

They ended up getting shelled 7-3, and I don’t think I’ve laughed harder at a team’s self-inflicted misfortune in some time.

Hellebuyck sets team record with 18 career shutouts, Jets beat Canucks | Sportsnet
Connor Hellebuyck is straight up carrying the Jets right now. He has to be one of the front runners for the Vezina.

Pierre-Luc Dubois on fighting Sidney Crosby, Baby Yoda, Blue Jackets’ resilience and more | ESPN
I only linked this just so I could include Dubois’ Baby Yoda takes.

“I just remember I saw the meme, and I had no idea where it was from. Then I did some research and saw it. I think it’s hilarious. And like I said: I like streetwear. So when I saw him with the hat and the track suit and the Air Pods, it was perfect.”

With Crosby back, are the Penguins among the favorites in the East? | The Hockey News
LOL no.