Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Gotcha Week

Today’s abbreviated links come courtesy of our new rescue pup, who is keeping mama hopping. More info once we pass the trial period—but she can do Smash’s one ear up, one ear down look!

Smashville News:

Nashville Predators vs Arizona Coyotes: Matchup Primer | A to Z Sports
Alex takes a look at how the Nashville Predators match up with the Arizona Coyotes should the NHL playoffs commence this summer.

Vokoun Looks Back Fondly on Time Stopping Pucks with Preds | NHL.com
Memories and praise from the Predators' first record-setting goaltender.

Choose Your Character: Who should join the Preds for the playoffs? | On the Forecheck
Members of the staff weigh in on who from the non-playoff teams could help the Nashville Predators in the 24 team playoffs. Who would you pick?

More Predators videos for your enjoyment!

Our hope-to-be new pupper can do this too!

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Rain, rain, go away! 🌧

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Other Hockey News:

NHL needs actions, not words, on racial injustice | ESPN
Today's long and thought-provoking read.

Hockey Diversity Alliance formed by seven current, former NHL players | NHL.com
Much information repeats from the long read. This is a positive step, yet I find myself stuck on the name that seems to be missing.

Gutierrez named first Latino president, CEO in NHL history by Coyotes | NHL.com
Actions > Words

NHL’s ‘Skates And Plates’ Cooking Show Debuts With Nick Bonino And Celebrity Chef Ludo Lefebvre | Forbes
"In Episode 1, debuting this Wednesday, center Nick Bonino of the Nashville Predators pairs up with celebrity chef Ludo Lefebvre to learn how to prepare Steak Diane and pommes frites." Wednesday at 4 pm Eastern on NBCSN—set those DVRs!

Caggiula's wrist shot reveals gender of baby | NHL.com
Watch the video. I think he really, really wants a boy!