Thursday’s Dump & Chase: The Hunt for (P)red October

We’re only two days in, but September STINKS. Bring on October already.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Preds Growing Hockey Through CORE Program as First Graduation Occurs | Nashville Predators
Here’s a great story. The CORE Program (Creating Opportunities for Racial equality) has introduced hockey to new players in Nashville at no cost.

If nothing else, Predators get bargains with RFAs like Tolvanen | NBC Sports
Hard-balling RFAs like Eeli Tolvanen is what David Poile does, baby.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Blues, Colton Parayko agree to terms on eight-year, $52 million extension | Sportsnet
Look, I think Colton Parayko is a solid(ish) defenseman, but $6.5M AAV.... over 8 years? Man, Ekholm’s next contract is going to suck.

Vladimir Tarasenko Still Awaits a Trade | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
It’s been almost two months since Vladimir Taransenko reportedly requested a trade from the St. Louis Blues earlier in the off-season. Despite weeks of speculation, however, the 29-year-old winger is no closer to changing teams.

Report: Isles have three-year deal in place with RFA Beauvillier | TSN
It appears that Anthony Beauvillier finally has a deal in place, and the contract is worth roughly $4.1 million annually.

The Islanders decided to stay busy yesterday. So here are their other two signings that also occurred:

Islanders sign goalie Ilya Sorokin to three-year, $12M extension | Sportsnet
Speaking of the Isles, they also locked up RFA goaltender Ilya Sorokin to a three-year deal as well. That’s a nice ticket for the youngster.

Marie-Philip Poulin is Canada’s Captain Clutch Once More | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
With yet another golden goal for Canada, Marie-Philip Poulin’s continued success in big games shows why she’s one of the best to ever do it.

Seattle Kraken, donors step in to help reinstate University of Alaska Anchorage’s hockey program | ESPN
Hockey is returning to the University of Alaska Anchorage in time for the 2022-23 season after donors, including the NHL’s newest team, the Seattle Kraken, raised more than $3 million after the program was eliminated.

Andrei Vasilevskiy, Cale Makar favourites on Vezina, Norris odds | Sportsnet
Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy has emerged as the clear favorite on the Vezina Trophy odds for the upcoming NHL season with Colorado Avalanche defenseman Cale Makar leading the way in the Norris Trophy race, according to Connor Hellebuyck and reigning Vezina winner Marc-Andre are the goaltenders with the next best odds, and Victor Hedman and Adam Fox follow closely behind Cale Makar in the Norris race odds.

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