Thursday’s Dump & Chase: ‘You know how you get to Carnegie Hall, don’t you?’

In which our heroes continue to ramp up their play before the NHL Cup qualifiers begin in less than two weeks, Oskar Lindblom signs an extension, and the Isles’ new arena lands a sponsor.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators Practice Report: Beginning of Week 2 | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: Shaun has your latest updates from the Preds’ practices this week.

He also was in attendance for their scrimmage yesterday (we’ll have more later this morning).


FOX Sports Tennessee, 102.5 The Game to Air Upcoming Preds Games | Nashville Predators
Here’s your local viewing and listening schedules for when the Preds return to play in less than two weeks(!).

Predators’ Dan Hamhuis happy for one more shot at Stanley Cup | Tennessean
“I didn’t know if I would ever play in an NHL game again. So as things started progressing toward playing, it was exciting to know there may be a chance, and the training we were doing was purposeful. As you get older, I think you start to appreciate the little things that maybe were kind of annoying. It’s such a privilege to play in this league.”

Other Hockey News & Notes

OHL’s new director of cultural diversity is ready to start the discussion | The Hockey News
Rico Phillips has spent more than half of his life in hockey and now he’s bringing the knowledge he built up in Flint to the entire league. Meet the man tasked with helping the OHL become more inclusive.

Flyers sign LW Oskar Lindblom to three-year contract extension |
Here’s your feel-good story of the day: The Philadelphia Flyers have signed left wing Oskar Lindblom to a three-year contract with an average annual value (AAV) of $3.0M.

Big numbers or balanced play? Norris voters had a tough decision to make | The Hockey News

It WILL happen.

Canadiens’ Romanov quarantining in Montreal after NHL overturns decision | Sportsnet
Montreal Canadiens prospect Alexander Romanov has been sent to Montreal to quarantine, after the NHL overturned its initial decision to allow him to quarantine in Toronto.

UBS reaches 20-year deal for Islanders’ arena naming rights | ESPN
The Islanders’ new arena in Belmont Park, set to completed by the 2021-22 season, officially has a sponsor. Wealth management service UBS has secured 20-year naming rights of the arena.

NHL’s training camps advantage for coaches hired midseason | NBC Sports
Is that optimism I’m feeling?

Hall’s agent: Plan for contract talks is still to wait until end of season | Sportsnet
Last week, Taylor Hall had a dinner meeting with Coyotes owner Alex Meruelo; his son, Alex Jr.; and new COO Xavier Gutierrez. Hall’s agent says the plan is still to wait until the end of the season, no matter when that may be, to begin any negotiations.