Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Habits

September brings us hockey, but I still find myself scrolling through hockey news like it’s the regular season and find myself disappointed.

Nashville Predators News

Which Nashville Predators might be headed to the Olympics? - On the Forecheck
Jeff takes a look at which Preds could be representing their home countries in the Olympics.

Around the League

Five questions facing Tampa Bay Lightning
Can they PLEASE not three-peat? Thanks.

Donato signs one-year, $750,000 contract with Kraken
I think there's too much to like in Donato's game and this is a nice signing by Seattle.

Biden, Trudeau, Brady have tweets immortalized by Hockey Hall of Fame
"Stanley Tweets" in the HHOF. Yup, 2021.

Parise agrees to contract with Islanders, motivated after Wild buyout
Parise was bought out in the offseason by the Wild.

Holland believes 'time is now' for Oilers to evolve into contenders
This is a very uniform "things you say at the beginning of the season" statement.

Meet the Senators' most endearing and intriguing forward prospect: Egor Sokolov
I'm a big fan of prospects named Egor.

Nick Suzuki gives thoughts on Jesperi Kotkaniemi offer sheet: 'It’s tough'
Suzuki kinda passed up Kotkaniemi this season in the Canadiens lineup.

Why Pierre-Luc Dubois kept silent about trade request
I's probably good business not to talk about trade requests. We don't know specifics and we probably don't need to.

Why Auston Matthews waited until August for wrist surgery
I'm sure Leafs fans are frustrated that Matthews waited so long. Here's your explanation.

Canucks goalie Thatcher Demko eager to take next step this season
Demko has all the tools to be excellent for Vancouver. Is this his season?

It's Still Not Going be Sunshine and Rainbows for the Detroit Red Wings - The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Were sunshine and rainbows expected?

Why a 'Normal' NHL Season is so Important to the Players - The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
I think it's exciting for all of us.

Maple Leafs Might Have a Hidden Gem in Alex Steeves - The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Hidden gems don't help you get out of the first round.

What Does the Future Hold for John Gibson? - The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
If I were MOST NHL GMs, I'd be asking the Ducks for a trade for Gibson so he doesn't waste away in a rebuilding Anaheim. Gibson could really elevate a team like Carolina or Toronto.

Ottawa Senators Brady Tkachuk contract offer -
The question is...when will Brady Tkachuk sign?

Chicago Blackhawks, NHL 2021-22 season preview: team capsules, updates, outlooks - Second City Hockey
Our friends at SCH preview the Atlantic Division.

Artem Anisimov looks to extend his NHL career with the Colorado Avalanche - Mile High Hockey
Anisimov signed a PTO with Colorado.

Minnesota Wild: Kaprizov contract talks quiet down to almost nothing - Hockey Wilderness
Sign your guy, Minnesota.

Answering five questions about the 2021-22 Pens season - PensBurgh
Pittsburgh seems to have more questions than answers.

Who are Boston’s Four Centers? - Stanley Cup of Chowder
A look at the Bruins down the middle from our friends at Stanley Cup of Chowder.

Kristoffer Näslund discusses Mattias Norlinder’s development in Sweden - Eyes On The Prize
Mattias Norlinder is headed to Montreal.