Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Hockey Withdrawal

The weather is getting colder, but hockey is still over. That makes these early, dark nights incredibly long.

Smashville News:

Predators Hire Todd Richards as Assistant Coach | NHL.com
I didn't see this news shared in the links previously. It looks like our coaching staff is now complete. It's been a strange year for the Nashville Predators.

How Accurate Were On The Forecheck’s NHL Preseason Predictions? | On the Forecheck
"We had a lot of thoughts about the 2019-2020 season. Were any of them right?" Hahahaha.

Roman Josi: From the Swiss Alps to the Smoky Mountains | The Hockey Writers
Okay, this isn't the most well-written piece and doesn't have a lot of new information. But if you are a Roman Josi fan, there is a lot here to love.

2019-20 Nashville Predators Player Report Cards: Viktor Arvidsson | On the Forecheck
Thoughts? I think maybe Eamon was a little harsh. It was apparent after the pause, with sufficient time to heal, Viktor Arvidsson was getting back to his normal self. (The reuniting of JOFA didn't hurt his progress either!)

Central Division News:

Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman opens up about handling criticism and believing in decisions | Chicago Sun-Times
Stan Bowman is increasing communications so that fans may better understand the decisions he is making. It's going to take a lot of talking to help fans over the Brandon Saad and Corey Crawford decisions.

Toews, Kane, veterans need to help Blackhawks rebuild, coach says: report | NHL
The Chicago Blackhawks front office continues to use the press to pressure their veterans to get with the program.

Dallas Stars Tease New Uniform | SportsLogos.Net News
Hey, Nashville Predators! We want a third! We want a third!

Imagining an all-Canadian division and how the Winnipeg Jets would fare | Winnipeg Sun
Who knew someone could write this many words about the Winnipeg Jets?

Other Hockey News:

NHL free agency matchmaker: Best landing spot for Hoffman, Duclair, and more | Yahoo.com
Mike Hoffman to Nashville, Mikael Granlund to Columbus? Hmmmmm.

Penguins fire assistant GM Karmanos, name Daley hockey ops advisor | Sportsnet.ca
"The Pittsburgh Penguins have fired assistant general manager Jason Karmanos after three years in the role with the club, the team announced Monday." That's a big "See Ya!" from Jim Rutherford after 15 years working together.

Jack Hughes Is Ready for More | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Jack Hughes sure has his head on straight for such a young man.

Arizona Coyotes top draft pick bullied Black disabled kid 4 years ago | AZ Central
I have written multiple commentaries for this article. However, based on Twitter tonight, I’ll get jumped no matter what I write. So, here for your perusal without comment, is a story that you would have thought would have been reported on around the time of the draft.

With COVID-19 outbreaks linked to ice rinks, how will college hockey start? | Deadspin
Not to mention the fact that college students in general are not exactly following mask and social distancing guidelines.

EA Sports simulates Lafreniere's Rangers career using 'NHL 21' | NHL.com
Well, why even bother playing?