Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Down In The Dumps

So, yeah. Things are not going so hot right now.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators 2, Dallas Stars 4: Stars Win In A Physical Winter Classic Punctuated by Another Preds Collapse | On the Forecheck

Well, this just isn’t what you want to hear.

Ellis suffers upper-body injury after elbow from Perry at Winter Classic | Sportsnet
Corey Perry whenever he suits up for a game:

NHL All-Star Game Last Men In Ballot revealed |
Matt Duchene is the Nashville Predators’ representative on the ballot. Go vote for him, or don’t. I’m too sad to care.

Other Hockey News & Notes

NHL to hold 2021 Winter Classic at Minneapolis’ Target Field | ESPN
So this got announced yesterday amid all of our collective misery. My money is on the Avs being their opponent.

31 Thoughts: NHL trade market beginning to take shape | Sportsnet
I can’t believe I’m saying this, but please don’t do anything before the trade deadline, Poile.

World Juniors: The Russian bears are looking deadly right now | The Hockey News
While beating up on Germany may not sound like a big deal, it showed that the Russians aren’t taking their foot off the gas in the Czech Republic.

Nylander feels instant chemistry playing on a line with Tavares | TSN
I don’t think I’ll ever be able to get over how William Nylander looks. He just looks so funny to me.

I mean, look at this guy!

Foote out to prove he has what it takes to be the difference-maker for Canada | The Hockey News
With Alexis Lafreniere’s status uncertain, Canada is going to need someone to step into the spotlight. Tampa Bay Lightning prospect Nolan Foote believes he can be that player.

Not Hockey, But I Felt It Was Important

Former NBA commissioner David Stern dies at 77 | ESPN
David Stern, the NBA commissioner who oversaw the sport’s biggest stage for three decades, passed away yesterday.

I know this isn’t hockey, and commissioners are rarely popular, but it’s important to remember the good ones like Stern. He could sometimes seem like a bit of a dinosaur, but he was always willing to accept change to progress the league. That’s what you want out of a commissioner. Every sport should be so lucky to have someone like that at the helm.