Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Some Hockey Stuff That Happened

It doesn’t seem as important during these times, but links below for those still engaged with hockey.

Smashville News:

Predators TV analyst Chris Mason says challenge to play NHL playoffs without fans | Tennessean
Well, Terry Crisp certainly has an opinion. What do you think? Will hockey work without fans in the arena?

Nashville Predators Don’t Offer Contracts to Milan Klouček, Hardy Häman Aktell | On the Forecheck
Farewell Milan and Hardy, we hardly knew ye.

Some Nashville Predators video fun for your enjoyment.

Yesterday was Roman Josi’s birthday and our favorite pup sent some good wishes.

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Happy Birthday @rjosi90! 🎂

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Central Division News:

Season series shows Blackhawks can handle Oilers | Chicago Sun-Times
I do not share their optimism—you?

Quick Hits: JT on the Blues | stltoday.com
"Rounding up the hot topics from hockey writer Jim Thomas' chat with St. Louis Blues fans." Everything you were wondering about for the St. Louis Blues.

Zach Parise on Dean Evason's approach, Kevin Fiala's surge and prepping for Vancouver Canucks | TSN.ca
A Q&A with the other half of the Ryan Suter bromance.

Other Hockey News:

Coyotes will return in style, wear Kachina jerseys in Qualifying Round | NHL.com
"Why not make a comeback in style?" Rats. Why against the Preds?

Eichel 'fed up' with losing after Sabres miss playoffs again | NHL.com
Then why sign a long-term contract?

The making of the movie Miracle: An oral history | TheHockeyNews
Today's long read and totally worth it. The bag skate (and effects) really happened in the movie making!

The NHL's coronavirus pause - Players, coaches offer opinions on return-to-play format | ESPN
Another long read. Everything, and I mean everything, you wanted to know on how players and coaches feel about the return to play and more!

One question every non-playoff NHL team must answer this off-season | Sportsnet.ca
This is interesting. I do, however, have more questions.

How USA Hockey hopes to bring kids back to the ice after the pandemic | ESPN
I cannot imagine how to keep youth locker room sports safe, especially as we move into next year's flu season.