Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: 35

Thank you, Pekka.

Yesterday was a pretty big day for hockey news, but first...

We’re still not OK.

Pekka Rinne Retirement News

Thank You, Nashville | By Pekka Rinne | The Players’ Tribune
“Nashville, if you’ll ride with me one more time, I want to share some stories, say some thanks, and say goodbye.”

Predators Goaltender Pekka Rinne Announces Retirement From NHL
Nashville Predators goaltender and franchise icon Pekka Rinne announced his retirement from the NHL today following a decorated 15-year career.

Rinne’s Retirement Leaves One Last Thing to Say - Thank You
I’m not’re crying.

Pekka Rinne Announces Retirement |
Take time to watch this, Smashville.

Predators’ Pekka Rinne announces retirement after 15 seasons in NHL
More Pekka links.

Editorial: Pekka Rinne’s Finest Moment at Bridgestone Arena - On the Forecheck
OTF's Ann K takes a look at what Pekka Rinne means to Smashville.

($) Pekka Rinne retires: The Predators goalie’s improbable legacy, and what losing him means for Nashville – The Athletic
Rinne, who ascended to become the face of the Nashville Predators franchise, announced his retirement Tuesday after 15 seasons.

Pekka Rinne, the best Nashville Predators player ever, retires from NHL
Our pal Alex at A to Z Sports looks at #35's incredible career in gold.

Around the League

Parise, Suter to have contracts bought out by Wild
I feel nothing when it comes to Ryan Suter.

Hedman to be ready for Lightning next season after knee surgery

Ducharme to remain Canadiens coach after guiding them to Cup Final
SO MUCH HOCKEY NEWS! Montreal locks up Dominique Ducharme.

NHL Power Rankings: Players who could get traded this offseason


NHL plans for return to 82-game schedule, previous divisions next season
82 games just seems like

What is next for Chicago Blackhawks after Duncan Keith trade?
Could both Caleb Jones AND Seth Jones play for the Blackhawks?

Grubauer '100 percent' wants to re-sign with Avalanche: report
Why WOULDN'T Grubauer want to stay with the Avs?

Lightning dent Stanley Cup after another Tampa boat parade
Poor Stanley.

McDavid says Oilers are close to contending after Canadiens' run to Final

Jordan Weal KHL two-year deal -
Jordan Weal signs with the KHL.

Will Petr Mrazek re-sign with Carolina? - Canes Country
Mrázek would be an excellent free-agent pickup for a team needing a reliable backup.

Travis Yost: The opportunity cost of using a high draft pick on a goalie -
This is an interesting investigation into using a high draft pick on a goalie. It's paid off for Tampa Bay.

Report: Bruins might be on Tarasenko’s list, but is it worth it? - Stanley Cup of Chowder
Our friends at Stanley Cup of Chowder look at a possible Tarasenko trade.

Landes-gone? What if the Colorado Avalanche DON’T re-sign their captain? - Mile High Hockey
Is this EVEN A POSSIBILITY????????????

Five veteran forwards the Colorado Avalanche could target in free agency - Mile High Hockey
I don't know if Nashville should be interested in any of these forwards.

Treliving quashes Tkachuk rumour as questions about Gaudreau, Giordano loom
Matthew Tkachuk is going nowhere—right now.

Best sights and sounds from Lightning's Stanley Cup boat parade
At some point, Lord Stanley was damaged.

6 big questions for the Toronto Maple Leafs' off-season
I feel like some of these offseason questions are perennial when it comes to Toronto.