Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Who needs sleep, anyway?
The boys are out in Arizona, which unfortunately means another late night for us.
Nashville Predators News & Notes
The Predators would be relieved that Daniel Carr cleared waivers today given the injury to Forsberg. Carr will stay with the team, isn't going down.— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) October 16, 2019
Strange... I don’t feel relieved.
Filip Forsberg, who exited last night’s game to “get something looked at,” according to Peter Laviolette, is not participating in today’s optional practice.— Adam Vingan (@AdamVingan) October 16, 2019
Most of the team also isn’t, though.
Yeah. Definitely not relieved.
Other Hockey News & Notes
Edmonton Oilers forward Zack Kassian perseveres to become one of hockey’s best stories | TSN
For those of you who don’t know about Zack Kassian’s story, consider this your required reading for the day. Talk about perseverance.
Stigma around Senators ownership creating concerning low attendance | Sportsnet
Huh, you don’t say?
Former NHL enforcer Donald Brashear is working at a Tim Hortons in Quebec | Montreal Gazette
I always hate hearing stories like this. You can only hope this helps educate some of the younger players in the NHL.
Devils assistant GM Tom Fitzgerald joins bench as assistant coach | Sportsnet
This is such a strange move to me. Having upper management on the bench has to be weird for the players. I would say that it might bother John Hynes, whose seat is only getting hotter by the minute, but apparently it was his idea.
The decision to bring Tom Fitzgerald into the coaching fold was #NJDevils John Hynes suggestion.— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) October 16, 2019
And yes, that is former Nashville Predator Tom Fitzgerald.
Fantasy defenseman top 50 rankings for 2019-20 | NHL
For all you fantasy hockey nuts out there, here’s NHL.com’s rankings of the top 50 blue-liners.
Josi comes in at 5th, Ellis at 29th, and Ekholm at 33rd.
Bruce Boudreau on Wild’s lack of speed: ‘I don’t have the answer for that’ | Sportsnet
If speed (or lack thereof) is an issue for your team, I don’t know if healthy-scratching one of your strongest skaters is your best course of action, Bruce.
Flyers sign forward Chris Stewart | NHL
“He brings size and a veteran presence to our lineup.”
Broad Street Hockey reacts to to the Philadelphia Flyers signing Chris Stewart | Broad Street Hockey
The fine folks over at Broad Street Hockey seem more or less apathetic when it comes to discussing the Stewart signing.
Shades of the On the Forecheck/Cody McLeod saga.
Teenage rookies Hughes, Kakko struggling early in season | Pro Hockey Talk
Turns out that playing in the NHL is quite difficult, and not every 18 year old is going to go full McDavid as soon as they enter the league.