Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Winner!!!!!

Roman Josi is the first Nashville Predator to win a Norris Trophy. Yeeeaaaaahhhhhh!

Smashville News:

Predators Captain Roman Josi Wins 2020 Norris Trophy | NHL.com
We were jumping around, cheering and high-fiving here in Louisville. You?

Note: Articles on the other winners last night are also available at NHL.com

Winning the Norris: How Roman Josi Became the World's Best Defenseman | NHL.com
This is a long read but totally worth it for the interviews with many of the key people in Roman Josi's personal life.

The 2020 Forecheckies: Nashville Predators’ End-of-Season Awards | On the Forecheck
The OTF staff voted our own awards this season. How did we do?

2019-20 Nashville Predators Report Cards: Craig Smith | On the Forecheck
"Craig Smith thrived on the best line on the team—should Nashville pay him to finish his career in gold?" Assuming free agency doesn't drive his price too high—yes!

Pekka Rinne and Roman Josi—I love these guys.

Tula is home on the lake this fall. It’s a “ruff” life.

Central Division News:

'Beast Mode' on the ice - The Jamie Benn investment is finally paying off for the Dallas Stars | ESPN
Every interview, I try to see Jamie Benn as a great captain. I just can't. My husband notes that other teams may say the same thing about Roman Josi.

Mikko Koivu's run with Minnesota Wild ending after 15 seasons | ESPN
I hope that Mikko Koivu can pull a Joe Pavelski, but with the way the league is heading for older players, I think that he may be done.

Coyotes lose a third of business staff, the team's website shows | AZ Central
"The changes suggest the team has made deep cuts to its sales, marketing and business operations." Unfortunately, without a commitment to have fans in the stands in the near future, more actions of this type may be ahead. I also wonder if this is why my husband and I haven't heard from our ticket representative.

Other Hockey News:

NHL announces eighth straight week with zero positive COVID-19 tests | NBC Sports
Yes!! We're in the home stretch now.

2020 NHL Playoffs Today - Tampa Bay Lightning look to even Cup Final in Game 2 | ESPN
#StamkosWatch. Also, the video—kids welcoming Dad home are one thing, but the dogs!

NHL Power Rankings: All Teams Ranked During the 2020 Cup Final | Bleacher Report
Hmmm. It certainly didn't take the Nashville Predators long to go from top shelf to middle of the pack.

Stars' Game 1 Hero Joel Hanley's Tale of Tragedy, Triumph and Faith | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Today's longish, inspirational, read.

Penguins Source 'Wouldn't Be Surprised' by Fleury Return | Pittsburgh Hockey Now
Hahahaha. Stupid salary cap.