Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: No Light At The End Of The Tunnel

The NHL has revised their plan - but nothing has been heard on the money front.

Smashville News:

Preds to Bring Holiday Spirit to Smashville Throughout Month of December | NHL.com
Wow! There are a ton of events and community charity drives happening this month. If you have Instagram, follow the wives to see multiple Instagram videos of Jingle Beat.

Nashville Predators Loan Six To ECHL | Pro Hockey Rumors
Six of the Milwaukee Admirals are going to start the season with the Florida Everblades. Be safe down there!

Optimizing the Nashville Predators’ Draft Classes, Part 1: 1998-02 | On the Forecheck
Part one of Eamon's series. Wouldn't it be fun to do this in concert for all teams and then simulate the yearly games (with random injuries, etc)? Also, it's interesting how many future trades would be drafted by the Preds. Paul Gaustad anyone?

Doug (apparently not in Austin at the moment) is ready for Christmas.

Central Division News:

Hellebuyck, top forwards give Jets hope but defense is still concern | NBC Sports
A look at the Winnipeg Jets' readiness for the season ahead.

Zuccarello out for start of Wild training camp after arm surgery | NHL.com
This contract has not gone well.

Reports: Dallas Stars want to host outdoor games so more fans can attend | Fox4 KDFW
"The Dallas Stars are reportedly interested in hosting outdoor games for the upcoming NHL season so more fans can safely attend games amid COVID-19 restrictions." They need to open up more entrances. walkways and concessions if they go through with this. I wonder how high the cost would be to maintain the ice in the late winter and spring.

Other Hockey News:

Why the NHL may have a tougher time pulling off a 2021 season than you think | CBSSports.com
"There remain a number of hurdles that the NHL and NHLPA have to clear in order to cross the finish line in setting up a new season." Do you think the hurdles can be cleared?

Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs reportedly 'livid' with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman | 98.5 The Sports Hub
"Facing what's likely a largely crowdless 2021 season, Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs is reportedly not happy with commissioner Gary Bettman." But then, is anyone?

The 10 Players With the Most to Prove in 2020-21 | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
You are not going to believe this. There are no Nashville Predators on this list. I know!

The Great Goalie Ranking: How the NHL's 31 Starters Stack Up - The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Interesting list. What do you think? Also apparently Sports Illustrated believes that Pekka Rinne has lost the starter's crease permanently.

NHL Power Rankings: The best one-year 'rentals' in NHL history | NBC Sports
Some interesting names here. The Nashville Predators entry is the original Forsberg - Peter Forsberg.

Should the NHL adopt an Exception Player Rule? | theScore.com
As I follow the games, versus the business, of sports besides hockey, I hadn't heard of this concept before. I can see pros and cons, especially as long as the "equity" issue exists. Thoughts?

Rangers fan has eye-popping Lundqvist jersey collection | NHL.com
This is true dedication.