Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy turkey day everyone! Be sure to eat plenty of food, watch some football, and check out these links!

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Preds Players Make Selections for Ideal Thanksgiving Day | Nashville Predators
Brooks Bratten got 8 Preds players to dish on what would be their ideal Thanksgiving day. Topics ranged from what they’d eat, to what they’d do after the meal, and even who they’d want to be their guests.

The most adorable guest selection comes from Viktor Arvidsson, who said “Jarny, Fil, and Ekky.”

Those Swedes love to stick together.

If the Nashville Predators Were a Thanksgiving Dinner | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: Which player is the turkey? Which is the mashed potatoes? Which is the weird side dish no one wants to touch?

Other Hockey News & Notes

Fred Sasakamoose: A Triumph of Courage and Grace | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
The first Treaty Indigenous player in NHL history died Tuesday of complications of COVID-19 at the age of 86. But the rink was not the only place Fred Sasakamoose left his mark.

NWHL announces plan to start condensed 2021 season on Jan. 23 | Sportsnet
The NWHL announced Wednesday its plan to run a condensed 2021 season and Isobel Cup Playoffs beginning on Jan. 23 and wrapping up Feb. 5 in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Recent Eye Injury Ends Boychuk Career |
So this is just horrible news, but after numerous and extensive medical exams, Johnny Boychuk’s career has come to an end, due to an eye injury suffered during the 2019-20 regular season

Oh No, Connor McDavid’s Home is Unspeakably Chilling | Defector
I’m just going to paste the lede from this article below, because honestly it’s perfect.

“Connor McDavid’s 8,000-square foot house was designed to entertain guests, as his girlfriend, interior designer Lauren Kyle, told the Edmonton lifestyle magazine Edify in July. By “guests,” she means, of course, various foot soldiers and associates of the Galactic Empire, who will feel at home indeed in this cavernous, grayscale, and kind of tragic abode.”

Nicholson hopes world juniors can boost morale during uncertain times | Sportsnet
With the uncertainty of when the NHL season will begin, Bob Nicholson is looking to make sure the world juniors held in Edmonton are done safely and can provide a much-needed morale boost.

Lightning re-sign Mikhail Sergachev to three-year, $14.4M deal | Sportsnet
A nice payday for the big Russian defender, but not one that breaks the bank for the Bolts.

The best, worst value contracts for every NHL team | ESPN
ESPN is not very high on the Matt Duchene contract, which honestly is quite warranted at this point.

Phillip Danault ‘at square one’ in talks with Montreal Canadiens | TSN
Entering the final season of his contract, Phillip Danault said Tuesday there has been no progress on an extension with the Montreal Canadiens this off-season.