Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Hump Day Links

Questions of what’s up with the Preds’ season continue.

Nashville Predators News

Predators’ COO: “We’re Better When We’re Diverse and Embrace Differences” | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Nashville’s Michelle Kennedy speaks about diversity and hockey in the South. Keep leading the way, Smashville.

Has Matt Duchene underperformed with the Nashville Predators? | On the Forecheck
Ann takes a look at what’s really causing Matt Duchene to fail in Nashville.

OTF Podcast Presents: Around the League - The Philadelphia Flyers | On the Forecheck
Make sure you check out Eamon’s investigation of the Philadelphia Flyers...don’t forget that the Flyers have been mentioned as a possible trade partner for the Predators.

2021 NHL Entry Draft Profile: William Eklund (F) | On the Forecheck
Hopefully Nashville gets a top-five pick...should we start praying now? OTF’s Eric takes a peek at another Swede who might be available this summer at the 2021 Draft.

Around the League

Lundqvist skates for first time since having open-heart surgery
I am SO HAPPY to see Hank skating.

Boudreau expresses interest in Kraken coaching job: report
Could Bruce Boudreau be the first head coach of the Kraken?

Color of Hockey: Collegiate diversity initiative already paying dividends
If you read anything today, make it this.

Rookies' adjustments to NHL made tougher by COVID-19 restrictions
This is an interesting look at the life of a rookie in this weird COVID world.

31 Thoughts: When will the 2021 NHL Entry Draft take place?
Elliotte Friedman has some thoughts about Nashville in this week's 31 Thoughts.

Rumour Roundup: No big, imminent changes in Calgary?
Rumors, thoughts, speculation? You tell me.

Taking stock of how Maple Leafs' depth forwards have performed so far
LOL, Jimmy Vesey.

Are You Ready for Boutique Outdoor Games? | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Sign me up for some boutique games. Sign me up for boutique games in the South.

Is Claude Julien in Danger in Montreal? | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Isn't Claude Julien always in some sort of trouble?

David Ayres Q&A: Disney deal, strangers’ smiles and a bottle worth cracking
Don't forget that it's been a year since David Ayers saved the Carolina Hurricanes and made zamboni drivers everywhere famous.

Call it a Revenge Tour, but Vets Are Leading the Kings Back to Contention | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
I didn't realize the Kings were once again relevant?

NHL Network, Sportsnet to air 2021 Secret Dream Gap Tour stop in New York City | The Ice Garden
More women's hockey is coming soon. Our friends at The Ice Garden have more information here.