Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: We’re Ready Already!

Hopefully the NHL and NHLPA will wrap things up this week and head for a vote. We want hockey!

Smashville News:

Predators Announce Partnership With Sports Betting Operator DraftKings | NHL.com

No, the Nashville Predators don’t need to make “one more move” this offseason | On the Forecheck
Nick takes a look at what, if anything, David Poile should pursue this offseason. Personally, with all the uncertainty of how much hockey will be played this season, I believe I'm okay with giving the kids a chance unless something irresistible comes along.

Björklöven—Preds prospect Connor Ingram’s Swedish team—suspected of match fixing | On the Forecheck
Ruh roh.

Classes, Practice, and Getting Drafted in a Pandemic | WRBB Sports
The Nashville Predators’ seventh round draft pick seems to be having a normal college life. His enthusiasm for Nashville is somewhat underwhelming.

On The Forecheck’s Preds 365 Fund(raising) Challenge | On the Forecheck
"Join us in helping the Nashville Predators reach their goal for the 365 Fund, working to make a difference in Nashville for pediatric cancer patients."

Thanks to all who donated to these worthy causes.

Central Division News:

NHL Offseason Report Card: Central Division | Full Press Coverage
I think the Colorado Avalanche are the new teacher's pets.

Minnesota Wild Top 25 Under 25: Kevin Fiala earns top spot | Hockey Wilderness
Did the Preds let Kevin Fiala go too soon? Or will he regress this year?

Other Hockey News:

Which team has the NHL’s best defensemen? | NBC Sports
Well, the Nashville Predators are still on the list, though it seems like they are no longer the top of the charts.

NHL Power Rankings: The best second year players for this season | NBC Sports
I don't know why, but I read these things even though they almost always hurt me. Sigh, no Nashville Predators on this list.

Los Angeles Kings head coach Todd McLellan: 'It’s time to turn the ship' in rebuild | TSN.ca
I sometimes forget that the LA Kings are a team. What do you think? Have they made enough changes to start improving?

Kraken selling Christmas ornaments to benefit youth, fight homelessness | NHL.com
Is it just me, or are the Seattle Kraken going to be a marketing juggernaut?

Joe Thornton heads to Toronto after productive stint with HC Davos | NBC Sports
Jumbo Joe Thornton is headed up north for what may be his last chance at a Stanley Cup.

Blaisdell adapting to life inside the NCHC pod | NHL.com
Are pods small bubbles? Sounds like these teams are happy to be back at hockey. Stay safe!