Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Time Slows To A Crawl

While the list of what I can’t do has increased, the change in what I actually <em>would be</em> doing hasn’t been much. It’s been less than two weeks since we were out and about, but it seems like two months.

Smashville News:

OTF March Madness: Best Games in Nashville Predators History (Round 1 - Part 2) | On the Forecheck
I love this series from Nick. I went 100% in Round One, but based on early results may not do as well in Round Two. How about you?

Preds Try Ice Basketball | NHL.com
I declare #Throwback Tuesday to enjoy once again Chris Mason and Hal Gill taking on Pekka Rinne and Juuse Saros. Pekka's "My son!" is everything.

Weekly Edge: The Nashville Predators should start looking to the future | A to Z Sports
Alex with both a recap of the roller coaster ride this season and a look at some challenges for David Poile this coming off-season.

Preds Sign Ingram to 3-Year deal | Milwaukee Admirals
Yay! The future of our goaltending looks bright.

Speaking of the Milwaukee Admirals, this very good boy is their puppy Bender. What a cutie.

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Other Hockey News:

NHL Power Rankings: The most underrated players | Yahoo Sports
Coming in at number four - #4 Ryan Ellis. "He is much more than that. He is actually one of the best all-around defensemen in the entire league."

Coronavirus NHL: Artemi Panarin among award winners if season ended | USA Today
Welp. USA Today, NESN, The Athletic and The Detroit Free Press—all I have had time to look at today—all say... Roman Josi. Let's get that #Josi4Norris trending!

Rask says he could retire after contract with Bruins expires: report | NHL.com
No, not Tuukka Rask! What would I do without that glory of a mask?

Your hockey week for a week when there's no hockey | ESPN
Things to do for the hockey-obsessed while in isolation.

NHL Player gets toilet paper delivery by drone | For The Win
Why does the song "Too Much Time On My Hands" come to mind?

Reading Recommendations:

* may be out of print

[Sports] The Final Call - Kerry Fraser - A fantastic look at hockey from the referee’s perspective by one of most respected of zebras.

[Star Trek] The Price of the Phoenix* - Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath - One of my favorite books. It extrapolates what a bad guy might do with the technology from “The Enemy Within”. One of the best examples of soul-to-soul friendship.

[Star Trek] The Wounded Sky* - Diane Duane - A great sci-fi story set in the Star Trek universe. The book stands on its own, but if you read it, DM me and I’ll share the secret.

[Horror] 11/22/63 - Stephen King - One of my favorites from the master. It’s not really scary, but it is an immersive experience like no other.

[Fantasy] Dragonquest - Anne McCaffrey - If you love fantasy, the Dragonrider universe is a fantastic place to hang out. This book started it all.

[Sci-Fi] Dune - Frank Herbert - I read this book at 13. Not an easy read, but it opened up the science fiction world for me. If you’ve seen the movie, delete that from your mind and start fresh—you won’t regret it.

[Romance] In The Garden Trilogy - Nora Roberts - The undisputed Queen of Romance loves to write trilogies and quartets. Let this one inspire your gardening efforts this year.

[Non-Fiction] 32 Yolks - Eric Ripert - The early life and training of the master chef.

[Fiction] Outlander - Diana Gabaldon - I haven’t watched the series. The books, starting with this one, are plenty good enough for me.