Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: The More The Merrier?

The NHL is doubling the number of participants allowed in the Phase 2 workouts.

Smashville News:

5 questions for Predators in Stanley Cup Qualifiers | NHL.com
Yep, most of these accurately reflect what we are all wondering about this Nashville Predators team.

Banner enthusiast Predators find reasons for more flags in the rafters | NHL.com
"We are pleased to report that the Nashville Predators are very much at it again." Silly Preds!

Next up for with a first goal memory is Dan Hamhuis.

It’s official! Below, doing her best imitation of a one-eared Smash, is Willa—all 11 pounds of her. As she lived outside most of her 18 month life, we are dealing with some potty/marking issues. She’s a real sweetie and will be replacing SashaDog with canine first goal predictions in the Game Day Thread.

Willa One Ear

Central Division News:

Chicago Blackhawks: 5 questions heading into training camp | Chicago Tribune
"Five of our top 10 scorers were on entry-level deals.” Because you spent all of your money on the other five, right?

'Cohort quarantine' gives NHLers a COVID-19 pass | Winnipeg Free Press
An update on the situation north of the border.

St. Louis Blues, NHL news: Chris Thorburn announces retirement | ksdk.com
"Veteran forward Chris Thorburn announced his retirement Monday after playing more than 800 NHL games for four different organizations since 2005."

Other Hockey:

Report: NHL loosening restrictions in Phase 2, will allow workouts with up to 12 skaters | Yahoo
"The NHL has doubled the maximum allowable players to participate in involuntary workouts as part of Phase 2 of the return-to-play plan." Wait. What?

The NHL's coronavirus pause-Latest on return plans, positive tests, camp schedule | ESPN
If you haven't been reading these when I post them—for shame! Seriously though, these are a good weekly round up of information related to resumption of play.

The Astronaut | By Wayne Simmonds | The Players' Tribune
"For every single kid who was ever told to “stick to basketball,” Willie was like the first man on the moon." Great read, especially during these times.

Carcillo's former teammates back up hazing and sexual assault allegations | TheHockeyNews
The more that comes out the worse it gets. These are as bad or worse than fraternity rituals, and the victims were just kids! It's good there has been corroboration because Twitter was already running with the "You can't believe anything Daniel Carcillo says" rebuttal.

Devils forward Nico Hischier spending NHL off-season in Swiss army | Sportsnet.ca
I can't remember if anyone shared this topic before. Nico Hischier found a unique way to keep in shape during the off-season.

Dr Post second in Belmont Stakes for Panthers owner Viola | NHL.com
I like the hockey connection. However, if you want to talk about a victory with an asterisk—here is your poster child. The Belmont was the final, longest race in the endurance run to the Triple Crown. A Belmont the length of the Preakness (the shortest race) just isn't the same.

What should NHL Seattle team name be? 710's voices make their picks | My Northwest
Gooooooooo Kraken!