Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Wild Times

In which the Minnesota Wild replace Paul Fenton, Zach Werenski looks for a bridge deal, and a RFA actually signs a contract!

Nashville Predators News & Notes

New Scoreboard to Make Experience at Preds Games Bigger, Better Than Ever | Nashville Predators

2018-2019 Nashville Predators Player Reviews: Kevin Fiala | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: Some people are fans of Kevin Fiala. Kate is not one of those people.

[Ed.: I’m not not a fan!]

The Subban Effect | Hockey Wilderness
In which the folks at Hockey Wilderness wonder how Minnesota stacks up against the Preds now that Subban is gone.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Minnesota Wild to hire Pittsburgh Penguins AGM Bill Guerin as general manager | TSN
Speaking of the Minnesota Wild, it looks like they’ve found Paul Fenton’s replacement in Bill Guerin.

Ottawa Senators sign RFA Colin White to six-year deal | TSN
The 22-year-old forward will carry a $4.75 million cap hit on his new deal. Has the RFA dam finally broken?

‘Miracle’ player Pavelich charged with assualt | ESPN
SHEESH. So here’s a wild story...

Former NHL player (and forward for the 1980 “Miracle on Ice” team) Mark Pavelich allegedly attacked his neighbor with a metal pole, causing “obvious disfigurement” of his leg, a bruised kidney, two cracked ribs and a fractured vertebra.

Pavelich was reportedly out fishing with the victim beforehand, and believes the man had spiked his beer, which led to the attack.

Elias Lindholm has a theory about Flames’ post-season flop | Sportsnet
“That damn James Neal torpedoed our whole season,” said Elias Lindholm. “And we couldn’t really recover from that.”

Okay.... so I’m kidding. He didn’t really say that.

He prefers the ‘we clinched too early, and subconsciously let our foot of the gas’ approach to his excuses. Which, honestly, I understand.

Eugene Melnyk needs Ottawa to rally around Senators | ProHockeyTalk
LOL good luck, Gene.

Report: Columbus Blue Jackets RFA Zach Werenski is looking for three-year deal | TSN
“Werenski is looking for a three-year contract with a cap hit in the $5 million range from the Columbus Blue Jackets.”

I’m sure the Jackets would like a little bit more term in a bridge deal (especially given that Werenski is still only 22 years old), but the dollar amount seems fair.

Jayna Hefford to lead Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association | Sportsnet
The Professional Women’s Hockey Players’ Association has named Jayna Hefford its Operations Consultant.

The top 10 candidates to be traded in 2019-20 | The Hockey News
Surprisingly, no Preds (cough... Kyle Turris... cough... Nick Bonino) are on the latest Trade Bait list.