Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: ...And People Are Crazy

That’s a great song and also true for the so-called slow open in Kentucky. Teens shopping in groups, people without masks, and one store no longer wiping down carts.

Smashville News:

Johansen disappointed he hasn't played like No. 1 center for Predators | NHL.com
For those of you wondering about this year's Ryan Johansen. The complete interview is in a Joe Rexrode piece at The Athletic.

Ads wondering ‘what if’ after AHL season canceled | Nashville Post
I was looking forward to following the Milwaukee Admirals in the Calder Cup race. Maybe next year. It seems like Eeli Tolvanen was heating up at the end of the year. He needs to keep on heating as I believe Colin Blackwell, Yakov Trenin and Philip Tomasino will all be joining him in the battle for one of only a few open forward spots on the Nashville Predators.

Who suffers the most from a shortened Nashville Predators season? | On the Forecheck
My head says Mikael Granlund, but my heart....probably Pekka Rinne.

Frozen Moments: What It's Like to Be the Preds' Team Photographer | NHL.com
Great piece, especially if you understand the technical aspects of photography (which I don’t).

Viktor Arvidsson and Ryan Johansen talk about their first NHL goals, which have an interesting thing in common.

Hi Doug! Love that underbite dude.

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Central Division News:

Chambers: Nashville comes in No. 1 in my top NHL cities (outside Denver) | Denver Post
Of course it does!

Wild's Devan Dubnyk, Canadiens' Phillip Danault raise concerns regarding NHL 'hub cities' | Sporting News
How much longer until this season is just called and we focus on how to have hockey safely next year?

Perry says he 'has a lot of hockey left,' hopeful to resume with Stars | NHL.com
I have no love for you Dallas Stars. That said, don't do it - let him go. You can get the "grit" without the s***.

Other Hockey News:

NHL Fan Choice Awards opens voting on 20 categories | NHL.con
We have Gnash, Smash, Pekka Rinne and Bridgestone Arena needing our support on this ballot. Come on Preds fans - do what you do!

Final 2020 NHL draft rankings: these go to 120 | TheHockeyNews
"Prospect expert Ryan Kennedy unveils his final rankings for the 2020 draft." Here's one scorecard to use to see how the actual first four rounds really unfold versus predictions.

NHL Power Rankings: Spicing up an early draft | ProHockeyTalk | NBC Sports
"As the NHL debates whether to hold the 2020 draft before the season is completed, we take a look at a few ways to make the virtual event even better." Unfortunately, there is no mention of either liquor or using GMs’ dogs as seat warmers.

Franchise Leaders: Who owns the single-season wins record for all 31 NHL teams? | TheHockeyNews
No surprise for the Predators, but also one goalie appears for two different teams!

Rask still driven, not contemplating retirement for Bruins | NHL.com
Wait - did we know that Tuukka Rask plays drums? Nice update on the Boston Bruins' netminder and owner of my favorite goalie mask.

President of NWHL's newest franchise reflects on the state of the league and women's sports | ESPN
Very interesting look at the new coach of the NWHL's Toronto "Somethings".