Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Options

In which P.K. Subban wins the King Clancy Trophy, Kenan Thompson is tapped to host the NHL awards, and we wonder if Nazem Kadri would be a good fit in Nashville.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Would Nazem Kadri be a good fit for the Preds in 2022-23? | A to Z Sports Nashville
As free agency approaches, our old friend Alex Daugherty thinks Nazem Kadri would be a good fit here in Nashville. Do you agree? I for one agree, and I think he would fit Hynes’ coaching style perfectly.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Pastrnak’s agent denies Sweeney rift | TSN
J.P. Barry is having quite a busy off-season, eh?

Subban Wins 2022 King Clancy Trophy | The Hockey News

Kraken’s Driedger (ACL) out 7-9 months | TSN

As Kane becomes a UFA, Oilers teammates make strong case for him to stay | Sportsnet
Evander Kane is big ol’ dummy, but he clearly is an effective playoff performer. Now, after impressing his Edmonton Oilers teammates, the team has a big decision to make as the winger enters free agency. Is he worth the inevitable headache?

Edmonton Oilers’ Leon Draisaitl excelled despite ankle sprain | ESPN
Between this and Darnell Nurse’s torn hip flexor, I really wish there weren’t so many of these types of stories in the playoffs. Somebody needs to protect these guys from themselves.

Rangers Need to Channel Do-or-Die Energy as Series Shifts Back Home | The Hockey News
The series is tied at two apiece, but the Rangers have played their best hockey when they’ve had their backs against the wall. That’s the type of energy they need to channel to close out the series and advance to the Cup final.

Stars sign Denis Gurianov to $2.9M contract for 2022-23 season | ESPN
The Russian right winger gets a nice little payday after a 31 point season.

Kenan Thompson to Host NHL Awards on June 21 | The Hockey News