Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Streak Snapped

Welp... the winning streak is over, but at least there was some good news yesterday. Vezina Trophy-winning goaltender, and our collective father, Pekka Rinne is getting his jersey retired in February.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators 2, Edmonton Oilers 5: Just OK Isn’t OK Enought Against Draisaitle and McDavid | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: The Predators drop the second game in a tough back-to-back in Alberta. The boys looked tired, and Draisaitl and McDavid looked like cheat codes.

Nashville Predators to retire Rinne’s jersey in February | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: Yesterday was Pekka’s birthday, and the Predators gave him one hell of a gift.

Milwaukee Admirals Musings: Admirals Drop Four Straight | On the Forecheck
So things are not going well up in Milwaukee right now...

Other Hockey News & Notes

Hall of Fame Covers Brad Aldrich’s Name on Stanley Cup | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
It’s not enough... but it’s something, I guess.

I don’t know, I guess I don’t give a damn about what you do to a giant silver cup. I’d rather the league actually punish the people/organization responsible. You know, like actually punish them. A $2 million fine is nothing. It’s not even a drop in the bucket. It’s less than half of what the cap recapture penalty would be if Shea Weber retires early (which he essentially already has). It’s the same amount as a cap penalty on an early buyout of Kyle Turris’ contract. It’s something that the Blackhawks’ organization won’t feel at all. It’s feeble. It’s nothing.

Penguins star Sidney Crosby tests positive for COVID-19 | Sportsnet
The Pittsburgh Penguins say star center Sidney Crosby has tested positive for COVID-19 and has mild symptoms. Defenseman Brian Dumoulin has also tested positive, but is reportedly asymptomatic.

Slovak Player Boris Sádecký Passes Away | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Boris Sádecký, a forward with the Bratislava Capitals of the ICEHL, has passed away at the age of 24 after collapsing during a game late last week.

Saying NHL needs ‘to be held accountable,’ Vegas Golden Knights goalie Robin Lehner calls for change amid Kyle Beach case | ESPN
On the same night he lost, 4-0, to the Maple Leafs in Toronto, Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner called for change in the NHL and beyond as fallout continues from Kyle Beach’s sexual assault case against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews offers clearer support for Kyle Beach | Sportsnet

Calgary Flames Linked to Jack Eichel, But Can They Afford Him? | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
That OT loss to the Preds must’ve really made Calgary desperate, huh?

IIHF confirms China will compete in men’s hockey at Beijing Games | TSN
So, how many goals are USA and Canada going to hang on China in round-robin play?