Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Stir-Crazy

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Signs Forward Tommy Novak to Two-Year Entry Level Contract | On the Forecheck

The 2015 third-round pick is rewarded with a contract after an 11-goal, 31-assist season in the AHL.

2019-20 Nashville Predators All-Prospects Teams | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: In the spirit of college hockey, Eric broke down the pipeline into the top performers of 2019-20.

Off The Forecheck: Ranking the Best Disney Songs of All Time | On the Forecheck
I was not consulted for these rankings (glowers intensely), but A Whole New World is the best Disney song of all time.

So let it be written. So let it be done.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Russia-based KHL’s season ends due to concerns over coronavirus | ESPN
The Kontinental Hockey League has given up on trying to reschedule its playoffs, and canceled the remainder of the season.

Insider Trading: National Hockey League asks teams for August arena dates | TSN
It will be interesting to see how this varies from team to team. I’m sure this will be tougher on teams like the Preds or the Kings, who play in very busy arenas, versus teams who play in arenas that don’t host nearly as many events.

NBA’s 76ers, NHL’s Devils rescind employee salary cuts | Sportsnet
“The New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers have done an about-face on cutting salaries for employees making more than $100,000.”

Well I’m glad they’re looking out for the guys who are making six figures....

Canadiens sign defenceman Gustav Olofsson to one-year, two-way deal | Sportsnet
Hey look, another signing! Actual hockey news is happening, folks!

My first linemates - 25 stars recall their NHL origins | ESPN
Pretty self-expanatory here. Wyshynski asked NHL players about the first linemates they had in the league. Very fun read for those of you who have the time (pssst... you have the time).

Why now?! Five players who had monster momentum halted by the NHL shutdown | The Hockey News
Juuse Startos comes in at #3, and our old friend Kevin “Snakebite” Fiala comes in at #2.

I miss Kevin.

NHL players, teams trying to stay connected with fans during COVID-19 pandemic | TSN
You know, it would’ve been really smart to try to connect with fans before the outbreak occurred.

Best Hockey Games Since 2000 to Re-Watch While Social Distancing | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: Six must-watch games for while you practice social distancing.