Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Team Chaos

Eyes on the offer sheets.

Nashville Predators Storylines for the 2021-22 Season | On the Forecheck
ICYMI, Jeff laid out some of the things to keep an eye on next season.

Canada defeats U.S. in OT to win gold at 2021 women’s world championship | Sportsnet.ca
Riot squads stand down, I guess.

Finland wins 2021 IIHF World Championship bronze medal | The Ice Garden
Meanwhile, the honors in the regularly-scheduled Finland-Switzerland matchup for bronze went to Finland.

'Legitimate chance' Canadiens considering not matching Kotkaniemi offer sheet | Sportsnet.ca
Chaos! Chaos! Chaos!

ECHL's Cincinnati Cyclones hire Jason Payne, who becomes only current Black head coach in North American pro hockey | ESPN
Good luck to Payne and the Cyclones; good luck also to the kids who--as Payne mentions--might see him there coaching and be inspired to play or stick around.

Chicago Blackhawks give D-man Connor Murphy 4-year extension | Sportsnet.ca
Every time I look at the Blackhawks' defense corps I am baffled, and that's only going to be more the case this season with all the acquisitions as well as the people leaving. At least Connor Murphy is a constant, I guess?

College hockey returns to Anchorage with help of NHL's Kraken | Sportsnet.ca
The Seattle Kraken, along with a lot of other donors, have helped save the UAA hockey program--excellent news and good work.