Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Special Delivery

It’s a very special Wednesday for the OTF family

Nashville Predators News

CBA changes ease Shea Weber salary cap penalty fears for Preds—for now | On the Forecheck
The albatross laid around Nashville’s neck by the Flyers might get a little more manageable (but last much longer)

Why We Love To Hate The Chicago Blackhawks | On the Forecheck
One of our newest contributors, Eamon has a way with words - especially when the topic is something so near and dear to our hearts

The young Predators prospect finds himself playing for Russia’s U20 team this fall.

Return to Play and Playoff News

Ekman-Larsson says he'll be 100 percent for Coyotes in Cup Qualifier |
Oliver Ekman-Larsson, back on the ice at Gila River Arena this week, said he feels the best he has this season and is ready to make an impact for the Arizona Coyotes against the Nashville Predators in the Stanley Cup Qualifiers.

Insider Trading: Return to Play daily schedule taking shape |
Bob "The Bobfather" McKenzie drops some more knowledge regarding the Return to Play protocol for the NHL playoffs.  Good information from one of the best sources out there.

Key questions, answers on protocols in Phases 3, 4 of Return to Play Plan |
The NHL and NHL Players' Association on Monday announced an agreement in principle on protocols for Phases 3 and 4 of the NHL Return to Play Plan. The protocols will take effect only if the NHL Board of Governors and NHLPA membership vote to approve a memorandum of understanding to extend the collective bargaining agreement between the League and union through Sept. 15, 2026.

Around the League

‘It’s being a part of something unique’: a conversation with two Team Trans players - The Ice Garden
Team Trans was set to play the Madison Gay Hockey Association before the pandemic cancelled the series.  What a great piece by the folks at The Ice Garden

Lightning Round: A very special edition | Raw Charge
The one where we embarrass Alan by saying nice things about him.  Alan, aka @loserpoints on Twitter, is a great writer and contributor and this is truly a fitting tribute to him from the folks at the Raw Charge

The Bruins and Canadiens turned hockey’s best rivalry into beef |
While rivalry and beef aren’t synonymous, the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens have found a way to have both.  This is a couple of months old, but my god what a great piece.  Don't miss it.

NHL’s new salary cap landscape creates a big opportunity for the Colorado Avalanche | Mile High Hockey
Joe Sakic has created the kind of salary cap flexibility that will help the Avalanche in a big way.  This is a great breakdown by the folks at MHH, and goes over a lot of the new CBA's salary changes.

Audience Participation

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