Tuesday's Dump & Chase: Are You Ready?

The Predators have fought back to tie this Cup Final series. Are you prepared for the Stanley Cup to be in Nashville on Sunday? I don't know if I am prepared for that yet.

Nashville Predators News

Predators top Penguins in Game 4 to tie Stanley Cup Final | NHL.com
What a night. What a weekend.

Rinne's incredible set of saves | NHL.com
I won't soon forget these incredible saves right here.

Predators have trusted analytics throughout run to Cup Final
Laviolette has come to terms with "the Corsi and Fenwick statistical powers" it would seem.

The Nashville hockey experience is weird, loud and perfect | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Probably the only article written by a Pittsburgh area hockey writer that I've actually enjoyed over the last few weeks.

Other Hockey News

Jaromir Jagr, Panthers discussing new contract
He's 45 years old, so I guess go ahead and lock him up for the next five years.

Vegas will take bad contracts — but only if GMs are willing to pay up | The Hockey News
The league has set up Vegas to succeed quicker than most expansion teams, but I'm wondering if it comes at the cost of hurting the team in the long run. If they accept draft picks that are bootstrapped to large contracts, they could be looking at cap hell in a few years.

THW’s Ultimate NHL Mock Expansion Draft
While this features an absolutely laughable trade between Nashville and New York, I'd be ok with Vegas opting to select Colton Sissons. Ain't happening though.

Escaping the Basement: Lessons from Columbus - Die By The Blade
I'm not sure why this comprehensive recap of the Blue Jackets recent success is on a Buffalo Sabres blog, but... yeah.

2017 NHL Draft prospect profile: Nico Hischier is battling for the first overall selection - Eyes On The Prize
I wouldn't be shocked if he's in New Jersey next year. This kid is very, very good.