Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Going Camping

As camp finally begins, what should we be expecting from this Preds team? In other news: Alex Stalock will likely miss the entire season due to a COVID-related heart condition; and could this really be Johnny Gaudreau’s last season in Calgary?

Nashville Predators News & Notes

What to expect when Nashville Predators open training camp 2021-22 | Tennessean
The Nashville Predators begin training camp this week. Here’s what to expect with Pekka Rinne, Ryan Ellis and Viktor Arvidsson gone.

Here’s the full training camp roster:

What roster concerns are the Nashville Predators facing? | On the Forecheck
Nashville’s roster is weird, and we’ve established that. What’s the worst part?

Other Hockey News & Notes

Alex Stalock Expected to Miss 2021-22 Season Due to Heart Condition | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Edmonton Oilers goaltender Alex Stalock is expected to miss the entire 2021-22 NHL season due to a heart condition he developed after contracting COVID-19 last season.

Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland: Lone unvaccinated player could miss up to 30 games | TSN
So apparently there’s just one Oilers player who refuses to get vaccinated. Given what was just announced about Stalock, I sincerely hope it isn’t their other goalie Mike Smith.

Red Wings winger Bertuzzi not vaccinated, unlikely to play in Canada | Sportsnet
Oh look, another one. Red Wings winger (Red Winger?) Tyler Bertuzzi is not vaccinated against COVID-19 and the team does not expect him to travel to Canada for games.

It’s getting really stupid at this point.

Sabres sign defenceman Rasmus Dahlin to three-year, $18 million deal | Sportsnet

Tunisia Becomes 82nd IIHF Member Country | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Tunisia is officially the fourth African country to become a IIHF member after South Africa, Morocco and Algeria.

Aaron Ekblad at Florida Panthers’ camp, six months after breaking leg | ESPN
Welcome back and good luck, Big Bad Ekblad.

After long road back, Marco Rossi reflects on the toughest year of his life | Sportsnet
After an arduous year that saw his NHL dreams nearly lost due to complications with COVID-19, former OHL MVP Marco Rossi is back and ready to fight for his spot in the big leagues.

Is This Season Johnny Gaudreau’s Last With the Calgary Flames? | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Get out of there, Johnny. Get out of there now.