Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Comin’ Round the Bend

It has finally rained in Louisville, the Pirates swept the Reds and the Steelers beat the...umm, oh yeah, did I mention the rain?

Smashville News:

I haven’t seen this posted yet on the Nashville Predators’ website, but here is a link to another round of “Who am I?”.

All the important milestones the Nashville Predators could pass next year | AtoZ Sports
Our old pal Alex with a cool summary of the significant milestones some of our players could surpass this year.

2018-2019 Nashville Predators Player Reviews: Mikael Granlund | On the Forecheck
ICYMI. Bobby's season review of one of our newest team members - Mikael Granlund.

2019 Nashville Predators Prospect Rankings: #25 — #21 | On the Forecheck
Eric kicked off his Top 25 Prospects reviews yesterday. There is also a link inside to his post on his methodology. I highly recommend reading that first to better understand what is involved in his rankings.

As you might imagine, it was hard to choose a pup photo as yesterday was International Dog Day. I had picked one of Smash that made me chuckle, but then later in the evening I saw this. It’s been too long.

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Central Division News:

Can Blues repeat as Stanley Cup champions? | ProHockeyTalk
As I responded to the Twitter survey yesterday—yes, if the other 30 teams forfeit.

The 10 most important players for the Minnesota Wild: #10 Kevin Fiala | Gone Puck Wild
Apparently this year Kevin Fiala must stop flashing his greatness and have a breakout year. Good luck with that.

Jets add forward depth with Bourque signing | Winnipeg Sun
Gabriel Bourque holding on to NHL play by the skin of his teeth in signing a one year, two-way contract with the Winnipeg Jets.

Other Hockey News:

Top 5 rivalries in today's NHL | Yahoo Sports
The Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets come in at third. I think the bashfests the are Washington Capitals versus Pittsburgh Penguins games should be higher than fourth.

NHL Events 2019-20 | NHL.com
Are we turning these Europe games down or just never getting invited?

The workhorse goalie is disappearing from the NHL | TSN.ca
This article is about backups getting more starts in the modern NHL. It's fine, but I wish they would have gone further and explored the rise of true tandems.

More NHL teams added dogs to rosters this offseason | NHL.com
I'm out here working hard for you in the off-season. This is some quality content. I'm assuming that Lord Banner of Smashville was overlooked because while he is a rescue, he's not in training as a service animal.

SIMMONS SAYS: Dubas would like to find way to sign Marner and Gardiner | Toronto Sun
Yeah, good luck with that too.