Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Homecoming
Nashville’s prospects are heading back to the states for training camp - hockey is right around the corner!
Nashville Predators News
First, we start with the most important news of the day:
Breaking baby news: Pekka Rinne sent this video out thanking #Preds staff for their donations to the 365 Fund (donate here: https://t.co/HGJkOrdM3r) AND announced the birth of his son...who is absolutely adorable. Big congratulations to Pekka and Erika! pic.twitter.com/a2GAUCfpny— Justin Bradford (@justinbbradford) December 15, 2020
Baby Rinne is here!
On The Forecheck’s Preds 365 Fund(raising) Challenge | On the Forecheck
Going to keep reposting this - make a donation, help a very worthy cause, and walk away with some prizes!
2020-21 Nashville Predators Prospect Charts | On The Future
Eric's meticulous record-keeping for Nashville's junior skaters never stops, and here's where you can find several charts showing their performance. Check it out!
Campbell, Gosselin, Adzija Named Three Stars | ECAC Hockey
Nashville Predators prospect Alexander Campbell was named the ECAC's First Star of the week after scoring two goals and four assists for Clarkson last week in just three games.
Predators prospects on loan released from contracts overseas
Forwards Yakov Trenin and Dmitry Zavgorodniy are returning to North America to participate in their respective NHL training camps, while the rights to goalkeeper Mikhail Berdin have been traded to HC Sochi.— SKA Ice Hockey Club (@hcSKA_News) December 15, 2020
We thank the trio for their efforts in Saint Petersburg! #hcSKA pic.twitter.com/yzdEnMRhag
#Jokerit and Eeli Tolvanen have mutually agreed to terminate the player’s contract.— Jokerit Helsinki (@Jokerit_EN) December 15, 2020
Tolvanen had 5 goals and total of 13 points in 25 gp for Jokerit.
We thank @eeli1999 for his time in Helsinki and wish him all the best in Smashville!🔴🟡#KHL pic.twitter.com/60QNmZ92l5
Hockey Is For Everyone
Sammy Davis swims for charity | The Ice Garden
NWHL players are famous for doing charity work, and this year's first overall draft pick is no exception. Sammy Davis of my new favorite NWHL team, the Boston Pride, announced that all of her jersey and shirsey sale profits are going to the Travis Roy Foundation.
Join our NWHL staff for two months for the Lake Placid tournament! | The Ice Garden
The amazing and hardworking folks at the Ice Garden are looking for three writers and a social media contributor to cover the NWHL tournament in Lake Placid in January and February! This is a great opportunity to contribute - so check out the link!
Around the NHL
Lindblom cancer-free one year after diagnosis with Flyers | NHL.com
A great story keeps getting better - the Flyer's Oskar Lindblom has reached a year of being cancer free after his diagnosis of Ewing's Sarcoma last December.
Arrests made after over US$500K in Wayne Gretzky memorabilia stolen from his father's home in Brantford, Ont. | CTV News
Stealing over half a million dollars from Wayne Gretsky's father's house feels like a crime caper movie made in Canada. Seriously though, glad that the suspects were found and arrested.
Report: Mark Messier loses $500K investment in Alberta cannabis company | Yahoo Sports
Former Rangers star Mark Messier is filing a lawsuit against the CEO of the Alberta-based cannabis company, alleging they used his star power to gain credibility with investors.
Blueliner Owen Power tops McKenzie's first 2021 Draft Ranking | TSN.ca
The second-most important preview of the 2021 NHL draft is here, and the Bobfather leads off with Michigan Wolverines freshman defenseman Owen Power in the top spot. Bob McKenzie is a pretty amazing source, but I'll wait until Eric weighs in, personally.
Coyotes Name Cory Stillman as Assistant Coach | Arizona Coyotes
Cory Stillman has been named an assistant coach for the Arizona Coyotes following his three-year tenure as the Sudbury Wolves head coach.
Melker är hemma! | Skellefteå AIK Hockey
Melker Karlsson - previously of the San Jose Sharks, is heading to Skellefteå with a season-long contract. Looks as if he's planning on settling in Sweden for the foreseeable future.
Western Hockey League announces delay to start of 2020-21 Regular Season | WHL Network
The Western Hockey League announces a delay for the 2020-21 season, stating that the planned January 8th start date is not feasible.
The USHL and Sportlogiq team up to bring junior hockey to the next level | Sportlogiq
The sports analytics company Sportlogiq announced a partnership with the USHL for the upcoming season.
How the USHL Has Navigated the Pandemic | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
This is a fantastic read on how the USHL has managed to maintain a somewhat regular season - I highly recommend reading this to get some insight how the league has handled a hockey league during the pandemic.
Tweet of the Day
After writing the piece about alleged match-fixing in the SHL, one of our colleagues came up with a masterpiece of a tweet.
The Snowman's even better sequel pic.twitter.com/BJ8KAvF1Mr— Sky, Pine Tree Wrangler (@SkyonAir_) December 15, 2020
Song of the Day
Donald Glover - aka Childish Gambino - is a master, even when he’s covering 90’s R&B hits. Just fantastic stuff.