Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Win A Hockey Game

Big game tonight, folks! Be sure to get plenty of rest before the game’s inexplicable 8:30 P.M. start time. In the meantime, come check out some links.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville’s 2020 NHL Entry Draft, revisited | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: Eric takes a look at the Preds most recent draft class full of Lukes.

Other Hockey News & Notes

McDavid not ready to quit on Oilers despite another early playoff exit | Sportsnet
After his 24-year-old season came to a close with another disappointing playoff result, Oilers superstar Connor McDavid emphatically put to bed any talk of him wanting out of Edmonton.

Oilers GM Ken Holland says he would like to re-sign Mike Smith | Sportsnet
Connor McDavid is going to pull his hair out. I get he just had a pretty rock solid regular season... but he turned into a pumpkin in the playoffs again, and is 39 years old. This just screams bad idea.

Wayne Gretzky joins Turner Sports as NHL studio analyst | ESPN
In a move literally everyone saw coming, Turner Sports has reached a multiyear agreement with Wayne Gretzky to be a studio analyst when its coverage of the National Hockey League begins in October.

Could Matiss Kivlenieks Become Something for the Blue Jackets? | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Columbus’ goalie situation is becoming a bit crowded, but the young Latvian is helping further his case for the team’s backup role if the team indeed makes a move with his hot performance at the World Championship.

Want to Win a Stanley Cup? Don’t Platoon Goalies in the Playoffs | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Teams rely on 1A/1B tandems more than ever, and it works in the regular season, but history suggests flip-flopping starters in the playoffs is a bad idea.

Ovechkin on Capitals contract talks: ‘I want to finish my career here’ | Sportsnet
As his 13-year, $124-million deal expires, Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin is confident and deal will get done for him to remain in the U.S. capitol.

General manager Doug Armstrong: St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup window still open | TSN
I’m thinking you’re wrong, pal.

Galchenyuk Continues to give Maple Leafs a Big Return on Investment | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Alex Galchenyuk scored a goal and had two primary assists to help his team take a commanding 3-1 series lead against the Montreal Canadiens. He continues to give his team maximum yield on a small investment.

BTM Partners buys Riveters, acquiring third NWHL franchise | Sportsnet
The National Women’s Hockey League’s New Jersey-based Metropolitan Riveters are being sold to BTM Partners, which will now control three of the league’s six franchises.

Nazem Kadri: Suspension appeal hearing to take place Thursday | NBC Sports
Don’t wilt now, Bettman. Uphold that suspension.