Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Every Sun Doesn’t Rise

As another NHL team finds themselves on the outside looking in, we’ve got links to pass this offseason hump day.

Nashville News & Notes

The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Nashville Predators 2021 Analysis | On the Forecheck
Although some things worked for the Predators, many things did not.

AHL Announces Changes to 2021-22, 2022-23 Seasons | On the Forecheck
Plans include expanded playoffs and a 72-game season for all teams.

Ostrava 2021 a new challenge to Joey Woodke | International Paralympic Committee
World Championships to mark first overseas competition for former US marine who is one of the seven Sled Preds players in the USA national team.

Hockey News & Notes

Carolina Hurricanes Tampa Bay Lightning Game 5 | Canes Country
The Carolina Hurricanes 2021 season came to an end in the second round Tuesday night, as the Canes lost 2-0 to the Lightning to drop the series 4-1.

Nazem Kadri’s eight game suspension upheld by independent arbitrator | Mile High Hockey
The Colorado Avalanche will be without their second line center for two more games.

Travis Yost: Which third-round matchup should the Montreal Canadiens want in the NHL Playoffs? |
Montreal deserves immense credit. They also are going to have a serious jump in competition in the next round. Whether it’s the Colorado Avalanche or Vegas Golden Knights, it’s likely Montreal will be facing the best team remaining.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy fined $25K for criticizing officiating after Game 5 loss to Islanders |
The Bruins were called for four penalties throughout Monday's Game 5 while the Islanders were whistled for just two.

'Infuriating': Unlike NHLers, other athletes not getting border exemption |
The federal government announced Sunday it was issuing a travel exemption for the NHL playoffs, meaning the North Division-winning Montreal Canadiens and their U.S. opponent, can cross the border for the next round, without the 14-day quarantine faced by most Canadians.

The move was met with frustration from other sports organizations.

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