Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: ABD (Anyone but Dallas)

Now I love me some Joe Pavelski, but I just can’t bear Dallas to win the Stanley Cup. Not. This. Year.

Smashville News:

Hinote ready to hit the ground running with Predators | Nashville Post
It will be interesting to see how Dan Hinote contributes, not only on the penalty kill, but also to the abilities and development of specific players.

Preds, Anheuser-Busch Proud of Partnership in Smashville and Beyond | NHL.com
Slow news day or funds generator—you decide.

Central Division News:

He may be unpredictable, but Alexander Radulov’s fingerprints are all over the Stars' playoff run | Dallas News
“ ‘One of the more interesting individuals I’ve coached over 38 years, I can tell you that,’ Stars interim coach Rick Bowness said.” I think this article could be praise with faint damning.

Nick Bjugstad's return to MN Wild is more business than pleasure | Twin Cities
If he can stay healthy, a skilled 6'6" depth center is nothing to sneeze at.

Laine trade talks could pick up | The Fourth Period
But he was the real number one pick in his year—he said.

Other Hockey News:

NHL statement on COVID-19 testing results | NHL.com
Continued good job, NHL and players. Let's just keep the families at home and finish this out with a perfect record.

NHL GMs preparing for new economic realities brought on by COVID-19 | Sportsnet.ca
It's going to be an interesting offseason—a very interesting offseason.

Stamkos skating occasionally with Lightning, not ready for Playoff return | NHL.com
#StamkosWatch continues.

Calgary Flames remove interim tag, name Geoff Ward head coach | TSN.ca

What Comes Next in the NHL's Quest for Inclusivity? | The Hockey News
"The players sent a strong message with their boycott in August. The NHL laid out a detailed plan for change days later. What are the next tangible steps in carrying it out?"

Elite 17-year-old Canadian hockey player comes out as gay | Outsports
Yanic Dupelessis is a brave 17-year-old young man. And those Twitter commenters can just .... (fill in the blank with your own thoughts).

Ranking each NHL award from most important to pointless | Puck Prose
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