Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Do or Die

The Carolina Hurricanes face a 0-3 deficit in the Eastern Conference Final tonight. Can they avoid being swept after a Game 7 victory in round 1 and a sweep of their own in round 2?

Nashville Predators News

NHL conference finals prove Nashville Predators were the team to beat | Nashville Post
This article seems like a bit of a stretch, but what else do you have to do on a Thursday in May?

Nashville Predators prospect Yakov Trenin playing a new kind of game | On the Forecheck
ICYMI, Eric Dunay provides excellent analysis of ways in which the young Russian has adapted his game as he continues to prove his worth in the minor league.

Central Division Roundup

Analyzing three big questions facing the Winnipeg Jets this off-season |
#1: How do we cement our status as top 5 least handsome team in the league?

NHL Trade Rumors: 5 teams who should trade for Jason Zucker | Puck Prose
After another disappointing season for Minnesota, Jason Zucker could be the next to move on.

Dallas Stars: Part of the Stars' plans or an asset to move? Julius Honka's future in Dallas remains cloudy at best | SportsDay
If they decide to move on, I don't know if "asset" is the right word for him...

Colorado Avalanche defender Erik Johnson underwent successful shoulder surgery | Mile High Hockey
Johnson's play suffered later on through the playoffs. Now, we know why.

Chicago Blackhawks 2018-19 season recap: Dominik Kahun stats, future outlook | Second City Hockey
The young man provided solid value on a cheap contract for the Blackhawks in 2018-19. Can he give more going forward?

Around the Hockeyverse

Pros and cons for the top 10 NHL buyout candidates of 2019 |
I hope Corey Perry gets bought out and we never hear a breath about him again. Also, it's interesting to note that, with the obvious exception of Ryan Callahan of Tampa Bay, all of these players play for very underwhelming teams.

Sabres' new coach tapped into spirit of fans in Buffalo bars |
A novel approach to getting the feel of the fanbase of your new team.

Carolina Hurricanes suffer at the hands of bad luck in Game 3 loss | Canes Country
The Bunch of Jerks are backed into a corner as they face elimination in Game 4 tonight.