Tuesday’s Dump and Chase: Let’s Go Preds!

It was fun to win a game the other night, but really it’s okay just to dominate for 60 minutes. How about we try that tonight?

Smashville News:

Arvidsson, Preds Foundation, PetSmart Present Arvy's Animal Rescue Club | NHL.com
Arvy's A.R.C sounds like fun. If you're able and have a pet, give it a look!

Preds, Kroger, Dr Pepper Invite Fans to Support Children's Hospital | NHL.com
This is great! Why, oh why, is Louisville never included?

Be right back, I’ll just be over here watching Pekka Rinne smile over and over again.

Central Division News:

Blue Jackets need Patrik Laine to get off more shots | The Columbus Dispatch
Is the shine coming off the Patrik Laine in Columbus?

Lightning lose defenseman Erik Cernak after hit to head | Tampa Bay Times
We seem to have a rash of head hits and boardings of late. Cut it out!

Brent Seabrook takes out full page ads to thank Blackhawks fans | WGN-TV
“I told my body to screw off for 15 years,” Seabrook said. “It finally turned around and said, ‘I’m not going to do it anymore.’” To the LTIR with you, Brent Seabrook! In all seriousness, he had a great career and it's a shame it ends on an injury note.

Other Hockey News:

Trotz to become third to coach 1,700 NHL games when Islanders host Bruins | NHL.com
Congratulations, Coach Trotz!

The NHL's best and worst this week - What players have learned during the COVID-19 pandemic | ESPN
This week's long read. As usual, a lot to unpack.

NHL Power Rankings: Fleury, Stone drive Golden Knights to top | NBC Sports
"23. Nashville Predators. The question is not whether or not they sell at the trade deadline, but how much they sell and how much of a change they are looking to make."

NHL Power Rankings: Golden All the Way | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
"24. Nashville Predators: The Preds are beginning to right the ship, but is it too little too late already? Filip Forsberg is the only player in town who has scored more than 20 points through the team's first 25 games." Winning one game does not "right the ship".

From Neuroscience to the NHL | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
"Carolina Hurricanes data scientist Margaret Cunniff took an unexpected route to working in the analytic department in the world's top hockey league." I read a few articles of this type. It's interesting how hockey operations folks came to be in the jobs they are in.

NHL draft lottery changes proposed by league, per report | USA Today
What do you think? It would prevent what happened to the Detroit Red Wings.