Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Let The Music Play

In which the Avs force Game 7, Jake Allen gets traded to Montreal, and the PWHPA adds Sarah Nurse to the board.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Preds Partner with Governor’s Ealry Literacy Foundation for Team Read TN | Nashville Predators
The campaign seeks to rally Tennesseans to strengthen early literacy and build lifelong learners across the Volunteer State.

Preds Official Podcast: Early Signs of New Direction | Nashville Predators
The Predators begin offseason moves, NHL updates status of 2020-21 Season, Dan Hamhuis joins Tom Willis and Brooks Bratten for Episode 99.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Makar, Hutchinson help Avalanche force Game 7 against Stars | Sportsnet
Rookie defenseman Cale Makar scored the go-ahead goal in the second period, third-string goaltender Michael Hutchinson stopped 27 shots and the Colorado Avalanche beat the Dallas Stars 4-1 on Wednesday night to force a decisive Game 7 in their second-round playoff series.

Women’s hockey players’ association adds Sarah Nurse to board to fix ‘blind spot’ | ESPN
After Liz Knox volunteered to step down to help fix a gap in representation, Canadian hockey player Sarah Nurse was added to the board to help take stronger action regarding social injustice.

[Ed.: Well, that’s a choice of phrase.]

Panthers announce hiring of Bill Zito as new general manager | Sportsnet
Zito will be the 11th general manager in franchise history.

Canadiens acquire goaltender Jake Allen from Blues | Sportsnet
The Montreal Canadiens have acquired goaltender Jake Allen from the St. Louis Blues in exchange for 2020 third and seventh round picks.

This looks like a good move for both parties. St. Louis sheds some cap in order to make room for a contract extension for Alex Pietrangelo, and the Habs gets a solid back-up for Carey Price in Jake Allen.

Todd Reirden returns to Penguins as assistant coach | NBC Sports
This is Reirden’s second stint in Pittsburgh. He served as an assistant under Dan Byslma from 2010-14 before leaving to join the Capitals.

How the Tampa Bay Lightning built a perennial contender, player by player | ESPN
Kucherov. Stamkos. Hedman. Vasilevskiy. Point. The Lightning roster is loaded. How did the front office put it together over the course of a decade?

Stamkos could return to Lightning during playoffs: report |
Speaking of the Lightning, they could potentially be getting their captain back in the near if they needed any more help.

Five Teams That Should Make Offers for Max Domi | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Armed with a new agent, Domi may or may not have played his final game with the Montreal Canadiens. Which teams might have the need – and the cap space – for his services?

Have a Thursday, people. I leave you with some Barry.