Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Europe Season

NHL teams have the next six-ish weeks to scout and sign players from Europe who are looking to make their mark in the NHL full-time.

Nashville Predators News

Three players the Nashville Predators could trade away this summer | A to Z Sports
I don't agree with some of Alex's points/reasoning, but I see where he's coming from and definitely respect differing opinions. Why not let the good people of OTF decide?

Predators: Pekka Rinne says he'll likely play two seasons before retiring | Tennesseean
This is the first time I'm aware of that fan-favorite Pekka Rinne has given any indication of a plan for ending his career. We've got two years to get it done! #WinForPekka

Central Division Roundup

‘Not I think, I know’: Denis Savard confident Blackhawks will make the playoffs next season | NBC Sports Chicago
I understand that they were 17-10-3 over those final 30 games that Savard mentions, but taking their situation both at that time and in terms of contracts on the books for 2019-2020, I’ll give this take a four out of five on the hot taek dragon scale.

Blackhawks again look to European free agency in search of the next Artemi Panarin or Erik Gustafsson | Chicago Tribune
I guess adding players without giving anything up could be one approach to making a change.

Defensive miscues cost the Avalanche Game 3 | Mile High Hockey
The Avs suffered a letdown at home, falling behind 4-2 as they now trail 2-1 in their second-round series with San Jose.

St. Louis Blues: NHL Becoming Like Soccer And That’s Not Good | Bleedin’ Blue
A P.K. Subban callout for embellishment...imagine that...

NHL Trade Rumors: Winnipeg Jets to shop Mathieu Perreault | Puck Prose
After a decline in ice time and production over the past couple of seasons, it appears as though Winnipeg will be looking to move their version of Nick Bonino.

Around the Hockeyverse

Ten European free agents who could land NHL deals | TheHockeyNews
Names to know as teams and GMs around the league turn their attention to players in Europe holding on to their dreams of playing in the NHL.

NHL playoffs 2019: Brad Marchand’s cheap shot warrants suspension | USA Today
Skill shouldn’t obfuscate the fact that Marchand has played with barely more regard for the health and safety of other players than the Preds’ own Zac Rinaldo has done. Plus, that face is pretty offensive too.

Teravainen scores twice to help Hurricanes take 3-0 lead over Isles | CBSSports
After making countless hockey fans around the continent very happy with their sweep of Pittsburgh in the first round, Barry Trotz and Co. are just one game away from having the same thing done to them by that Bunch of Jerks.