Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Tampa Again

Welcome to the offseason.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

What Other Moves Could be in Store for The Predators? | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
After moving Viktor Arvidsson to Los Angeles last week, what’s next for our darling Preds? The Hockey News seems to think that Poile might possibly offer up draft picks to entice Seattle into taking Matt Duchene.

LA Kings podcast, Crown Converstations: A Viktorious Trade Edition! | Jewels From The Crown
ICYMI: Speaking of the Arvidsson trade, OTF’s own Bryan Bastin spoke with Robyn and James from Jewels From The Crown about it earlier this week.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Lightning defeat Canadiens in Game 5 to clinch Stanley Cup | Sportsnet
Yeah... I’m getting pretty tired of the city of Tampa winning everything.

Report: Vladimir Tarasenko requests trade from Blues | Sportsnet

Ooooooh spicy! Betcha he ends up in Long Island.

Oilers’ decision on veteran Duncan Keith hinges on intagibles, not analytics | Sportsnet
I mean, I wouldn’t want to think about the analytics for 38-year-old defender either.

What Stephen Johns hopes to accomplish with his cross-continent #MentalMiles journey | ESPN
The former Dallas Stars defender roller-bladed across North America this spring and summer, spreading a message about mental health.

The Sabres Just Made a Sneaky-Good Hire | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Buffalo adds analytics expert Sam Ventura to the front office, where he joins like-minded associate GM Jason Karmanos.

Los Angeles Kings bringing back Christian Wolanin on one-year extension | ESPN
Defender Christian Wolanin has agreed to a one-year, $750,000 contract extension to return to the Los Angeles Kings.

Five Intriguing ‘Older’ UFA Defensemen | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
While Dougie Hamilton and Tyson Barrie will be the belles of the ball among UFA defenders this off-season, they aren’t the only intriguing options on the blueline. Check out some of the veterans.