Wednesday's Dump & Chase: Mean and Careless

Today's headline isn't from hockey, but here's a picture of Steve Ott. It fits. Ott was very dumb on Tuesday night, and it was contagious. But he wasn't the only one fitting that description.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Top Shots of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs - 05/17/2016 - Nashville Predators - Photo Galleries
The banner on the side of Legends Corner is the best thing ever.

3 things to cross off Predators' offseason checklist | Tennessean
We're with Adam; if there were ever a year for Nashville to consider spending to the cap... next year would be a good idea.

Other NHL Stuff

C’Mon Ref: The pressure of an OT penalty call - Article - TSN
This is a great read.

Should the NHL get rid of doors on players benches? -
Nah, because lifting the carcass of a player who was just smoked against the boards over the boards is a bad idea.

Tampa Bay Lightning Coach Jon Cooper optimistic goaltender Ben Bishop will return during the Eastern Conference Finals | ESPN
It wouldn't be a great Florida story without half of the team visiting the OR within the same month.

Anton Stralman's return gives Lightning a boost | Tampa Bay Times
The recipe to win stuff in hockey: Swedes.

Twelve-year-old calls part of Blues-Sharks Game 2 on radio -
It's just dusty in here.

Dallas loves its young defensemen, which could mean goodbye for some vets – ProHockeyTalk
Which makes that Kris Russell trade even better (for us).

Pens give Lightning a taste of their own medicine - Article - TSN
The Bolts got a split. I think they're okay for right now.

Tarasenko becomes a dad on game day | Morning Skate |
I asked Tarasenko who was his favorite NHL player growing up. He didn't have one, his dad "was four times best goal scorer in Russia". Chances are his son will be a prodigy as well.

Caps GM: Penguins’ speed ‘took over’ at times – ProHockeyTalk
To be fair, the Penguins can make anyone look slow.

Tucson Arena Getting Renovations To Meet AHL Standards - TSS
"The AHL gave conditional approval to the Arizona Coyotes last week, granting the team permission to purchase the Springfield Falcons and move them to Tucson." And on Tuesday night, the Tucson City Council approved their move. Well done, 'Yotes.

NHL analyst Mike Milbury makes concerning on-air comment about concussions -
Yep, he said that.

Not Hockey

Report: Fredi González Found Out He Was Fired Via An Email About A Flight Reservation | Deadspin
THE BEST. You know those automatic emails that are sent when a flight is booked? That's how he found out. That's mean and careless, Barves. And we like it.