Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: November Rain

Nashville is a cold and very sad hockey place right now.

Hockey News & Rants

Nashville Predators 1, Winnipeg Jets 2: Lifeless Preds Lose Fifth Straight Game | On The Forecheck
Times seem bleak right now for the Nashville Predators and their adoring fans.

Still, it’s always darkest before the dawn.

Just ask the St. Louis Blues.

North Dakota, Penn State to Play U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame Game in Nashville | On the Forecheck
Bobby’s breaking down all the details on the college Hall of Fame Game coming to Nashville.

Predators goalie Pekka Rinne ready to leave struggles behind | The Tennessean
Pekka Rinne deserves a Stanley Cup, but even he knows the window is closing even faster now. Give the guy some credit for staying optimistic. It’s a hard thing to do with this team currently.

NHL Insiders: What’s ailing the Maple Leafs, and what can be done to fix them | ESPN
I was going to comment on how we shouldn’t panic just yet because we’re not the Toronto Maple Leafs. However after tonight that’s no longer least we’re in good company?

NHL Power Rankings: Blackhawks rise, Sabres implode again, panic time for Maple Leafs | CBS Sports
Well if the Leafs are panicking...

We should stay calm and get our act together while the Leafs are busy panicking.

NHL won’t amend rule after controversy involving Matt Calvert injury | ESPN
Blood on the ice should be an automatic stoppage in play. In all sports. In all leagues. For the safety of the injured player and other players.

Simple. Done. Can I run the league now?

NHL Seattle name announcement may be just months away, says GM | My North West
Months away? Haven’t we been going through this for months already?

Months from now we will inevitably be disappointed by the name they chose anyway, might as well get it over with.

NHL expects Puck and Player Tracking to be ready for playoffs | NHL
“System ‘going to be a work in progress,’ Commissioner Bettman says”

The entire league is a work in progress, Gar, I expect nothing less.

NHL Awards: Ranking the top three quarter-mark candidates | SportsNet
We’re two months into the season, folks, it’s time to start speculating wildly on everything and nothing all at once.

NHL offside rule to be discussed at GM meetings in March | NHL
The number of times this rule has bailed out the Nashville Predators is probably enough of a reason for GMs to question it.

NHL’s top 20 UFAs of 2020: Latest rumours, reports | SportsNet
Let’s not act surprised to see Mikael Granlund on this list. He hasn’t been what anyone expected for the Predators. Then again there seems to be a lot of that going around, so maybe finding the right line is what he really needs?

Let’s speculate wildly, shall we?

Capitals’ Garnet Hathaway scheduled to have hearing with NHL for spitting incident | CBS Sports
Honestly, who hasn’t wanted to spit because of the Anaheim Ducks?

But uh...still, not great, actually really gross, and don’t do it.

Why am I not running this league?’s two pups playing hockey to get you through these darker days.