Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Lo, Hockey; Lo, Mikael

THINGS ARE HAPPENING! And welcome back, Mikael Granlund!

Nashville Predators News and Notes

Mikael Granlund re-signs in Nashville on 1-year, $3.75M deal | On the Forecheck
The forward and the team will give each other another chance. I really feel like a full (ish?) season under John Hynes will benefit Granlund. The deal is a great deal and man, how COOL would it be to see Granlund and Tolvanen strike up some chemistry?

See below for a surprise poll!

Breaking down the NHL’s “taxi squad” plan ahead of the 2021 season | On the Forecheck
Taxi squad up!!!!

Who do you think makes Nashville’s taxi squad? Connor Ingram, Alexandre Carrier, Anthony Richard?

Around the League

Critical dates for 2020-21 season announced by NHL, NHLPA
Critical dates!!!

2020-21 NHL Rule Changes |

NHL, NHLPA announce medical protocols for 2020-21 season
Medical protocols!

Cernak, Rutta re-sign with Lightning
The Tampa Bay Lightning are now *checks notes* precisely 400 million dollars over the cap limit.

Engelland of Golden Knights retires from NHL after 11 seasons
Deryk Engelland of the Vegas Golden Knights announced his retirement from the NHL on Tuesday.

Five Questions with Igor Larionov
Larionov discusses Nashville's Iaroslav Askarov.

Two sentences on 15 potential NHL breakout candidates in 2021
Here's some "make or break" guys from around the League.

I'd argue that Nashville's "make or break" guy is Eeli Tolvanen.

NHL Rumour Roundup: On UFAs, trade talk, taxi squads, and a Canadian hub
I'm interested to see if Zdeno Chára plays another season with Boston.

Oilers' Oscar Klefbom ruled out for 2020-21 season
Tough news for the Oilers defender.

Capitals, Devils become first NHL teams with brand placement on helmets
Gotta make the dollars up somehow.

The Top Five NHL Trades of 2020 | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
I'm looking forward to seeing how Matt Murray plays in Ottawa.

Work remains before NHL can drop the puck for 2020-21 season |
I'm hopeful. Let's go!


A surprise poll!

How do you feel about Mikael Granlund re-signing in Nashville?

Let’s go!27
Alrighty, give the guy another chance. 35
Granlund is not a fit in Nashville. 2