Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Change it up!

We’re only a few days into the offseason, but things sure have been interesting.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Rinne Grateful, Humbled for Time Spent with Preds, People of Nashville | Nashville Predators
Rinne seems at peace with his decision to retire from hockey, and looks forward to spending time with his family and cheering for the Preds.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Canadiens’ Shea Weber’s career threatened by lingering foot, ankle problems | Sportsnet
Oh, no.

No. No. No. No. No. No. No.

Moving on From Past is First Step in This NHL Off-Season | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
It’s hard for Duncan Keith to say goodbye to yesterday. Pekka Rinne, too. Even more difficult for Zach Parise and Ryan Suter because it wasn’t their call. It’s still early, but moving on from the past is an early theme of the NHL off-season.

Looking Deeper Into the Duncan Keith Trade | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Just in case you wanted more of a deep-dive into just how brain-dead of a move this was by Edmonton.

Boston Bruins D moves: Brandon Carlo extended; Kevan Miller retires | ESPN
The Boston Bruins secured a building block on defense by signing Brandon Carlo to an extension Wednesday, but they lost blue-line depth with the retirement of Kevan Miller.

Joel Quenneville offers to participate in Blackhawks’ review of allegations | Sportsnet
Florida Panthers coach Joel Quenneville has offered to participate in the Chicago Blackhawks’ review of allegations by a former player who says he was sexually assaulted by a then-assistant coach in 2010.

Zach Hyman contract negotiations Toronto Maple Leafs | TSN

Canadiens agree to three-year extension with assistant Luke Richardson | Sportsnet
The Montreal Canadiens have agreed to a three-year contract extension with assistant coach Luke Richardson. Richardson stepped in for Dominque Ducharme due to COVID-19 related absence during the team’s Stanley Cup Final run.

Buffalo Sabres’ Jeff Skinner drops no-movement clause ahead of expansion draft | ESPN
The Sabres initiated the move, knowing it’s unlikely Skinner will be selected by the Kraken given the under-performing winger has six years left on an eight-year, $72 million contract.

10 UFA Wingers Your NHL Team Should Consider Exploring | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
The only one of these that seems remotely interesting to me is Nikita Gusev, and even that would be a reclaimation project.

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