Thursday’s Dump & Chase: WE GOT ICE

I repeat, we’ve got ice in Bridgestone Arena.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

We’re getting closer, ladies and gentlemen.

Preds Official Podcast: Goaltending and Broadcasting with Chris Mason | Nashville Predators
The former goalie and current broadcaster talks all things hockey.

2019 Nashville Predators Prospect Rankings: #15—#11 | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: Eric continues his rankings of the Baby Preds.

2018-2019 Nashville Predators Player Reviews: Dan Hamhuis | On the Forecheck

Other Hockey News & Notes

‘Her career is as important as my career’ - How Jacob Trouba and Kelly Tyson balance their ambitions | ESPN
Here’s your feel-good story of the day. Sports aren’t everything.

Cam Ward signs one-day contract with Carolina, retires as a Hurricane | Sportsnet
The former Conn Smythe winner is returning to his former club to hang up his skates as a ‘Cane.

Gardiner, Hutton, Vanke: What’s next for some of the top remaining UFAs? | The Hockey News
I know Vanek is no spring chicken, but I wouldn’t mind kicking the tires on him on a one-year deal. This of course would require Poile to part ways with a certain follicularly-challenged center on the team and his $4.1 million cap hit.

So basically, there’s no chance that happens.

Top women’s hockey players to play series of tournaments this fall | Sportsnet
Kendall Coyne Schofield and a majority of the world’s top female hockey players are set to hit the ice in their ongoing push to establish a single, economically viable North American professional league.

Wish them luck.

Andrei Markov, eyeing NHL return, hires agent Allan Walsh | TSN
Montreal or bust.

Tom Wilson on Kuznetsov’s suspension: ‘We’re going to have his back’ | Sportsnet
“Hopefully he can get through it. It’s never something you like to see in the media, but I’m sure he’ll learn. He’ll grow as a person and a player. We’re focused on Capitals. Whatever happens with the international stuff, it’s none of our business. I know he takes a lot of pride in playing for his country.”

You know, doing drugs is bad (m’kay), but a four-year ban for a non-performance-enhancing drug seems a bit like overkill to me. Oh well. I’m not going to lose sleep over it.

Tyler Myers needs to live up to big free-agent contract | Pro Hockey Talk
Yeah... good luck with that, Vancouver.