Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: That’s It?

Many of us probably expected a quiet trade deadline from the Predators. But really it was, with a couple of exceptions, quiet all around.

Smashville News:

Predators coach John Hynes changes lines on ice, not from his mouth | Tennessean
It's not that I disagree with this in principle. It's that I've yet to see it work for the high-talent players. Does anyone else wonder exactly what the coaches are doing to help them play at the level they need to—other than reducing their minutes?

Predators Sign Rocco Grimaldi to Two-Year Contract | NHL.com
All the smiley faces!!!

Nashville Predators Trade Irwin, Draft Pick for Ducks’ Korbinian Holzer | On the Forecheck
So, the Nashville Predators apparently traded Matt Irwin and a future sixth round pick for someone less good. #grit?

Meanwhile, my vibe on a rainy Monday waiting for the deadline to pass. I feel ya Doug!

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Central Division News:

Robin Lehner trade: Blackhawks send goalie to Golden Knights | Chicago Sun-Times
Apparently Malcolm Subban is headed for Chicago in exchange. Wouldn't we all like to see Robin Lehner find a longer term contract and home?

Disappointed with trade, Eakin still happy to be in the playoffs with Jets | Winnipeg Sun
Well, as a Winnipeg native, he knows it's no Las Vegas.

Avalanche add goaltender depth with Michael Hutchinson | Mile High Sports
So....insurance, but meh?

Jets unable to find trade for Byfuglien | NHL.com
Quelle surprise.

Other Hockey News:

NHL Trade Deadline Liveblog & Discussion Thread | On the Forecheck
Just so I don't have to link every trade - here you can find a handy minute by hour account of the action yesterday. (Also, apparently yesterday was a holiday and no one informed me as folks had all day to comment and discuss.)

Kreider agrees to terms on seven-year contract with Rangers | NHL.com
Well that was anti-climatic.

NHL rumors: Joe Thornton stays with Sharks despite Bruins trade interest | NBC Sports Boston
The rumors for awhile there were indicating he might get reunited with Joe Pavelski, but in the end Jumbo Joe Thornton stays with the San Jose Sharks. Now the talk of retire or re-sign begins!

Carolina Hurricanes acquire D Brady Skjei, Sami Vatanen | TSN.ca
Brady Skjei. The Carolina Hurricanes must want to "do that hockey".

Senators deal beloved Pageau as picks continue to pile up | Sportsnet.ca
Jean-Gabriel Pageau will be missed dearly in Ottawa, by the community and the Senators." I want all the picks! Moar picks! - Eugene Melnyk, probably.

Cogliano's dog Charlie joins family on ice for 1,000th-game ceremony | NHL.com
"a furry floofer". LOL