Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: So Long and Thanks For All the Fish and Peks and Toots and JOFA and....

In which your intrepid link archeologist moves on. Now, “Don’t Panic!”. We all know where our towels are.

This will be my last D&C for On The Forecheck, as the time has come to pursue other projects. I have enjoyed my time on staff and it’s been a great learning experience. Thanks to all who clicked through to read the links and leave comments. Thanks to all the staff present and past. See you all in the Game Day Threads!

Smashville News:

Recap: Nashville Predators 4, Tampa Bay Lightning 1: Hungry Dogs Run Faster | On the Forecheck
Eamon has a review of yesterday's tilt with the Tampa Bay Lightning. That was fun to watch!

Rinne not interested in chasing Cup, wants to retire as Predator | theScore.com
Usually I would link the source, not someone reporting on another article, but Adam Vingan's piece is behind the paywall. I believe everyone wants Pekka Rinne to retire as a Nashville Predator. Then we want a statue outside Bridgestone and his jersey in the rafters.

Willa says Go Preds! We will both see you in the comments sections!

Central Division News:

Five Surprises So Far From the NHL Central Division | Featurd Stories
Unfortunately, the Nashville Predators are one of the surprises—and not a pleasant one.

Where Detroit Red Wings sit in NHL Central Misery Index | Detroit Free Press
"And here we thought all the Preds had forgotten how to use their sticks." Ouch.

Cats Slapshot: Can Florida Panthers Make Deep Run in Stanley Cup Playoffs? | NBC 6 South Florida
I have to say I didn't see this coming, Coach Q or not. Guess other teams will finally get a shot at having the most underrated players.

Other Hockey News:

NHL expects next season to begin on time, 'fully at normal' | NHL.com
Who is taking the over? Under?

Hurricanes No. 1, Oilers surge in NHL Power Rankings | TSN.ca
Wheeeeee! Number 28. These are strange times.

The NHL's best and worst this week - The New York Islanders are an under-the-radar force once again | ESPN
A Barry Trotz-led team with "the strongest team identity in the league"? Quelle surprise. The week’s long read is full of good stuff as always.

Don't Want to be Part of a Rebuild, Erik Karlsson? Play Better | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
So, I wonder how many fans of the San Jose Sharks wish they had a different, more affordable defender whose contract allowed room to retain Joe Pavelski?

8th-grader makes 92 saves in Minnesota high school hockey game | Bring Me The News
"During a 9-0 loss to Northfield on Saturday night, Gricius made an astounding 92 saves. Northfield out-shot Winona 101 to 3, peppering the eighth-grade netminder with 32 shots on goal in the first period, 38 in the second period and a further 31 in the third period." How is her team even in the same grouping? 101-3 shots?

As Paul McCann would say, “Good night aannnddd Good Hockey”.