Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Spicy

Around the League

Simmonds signs two-year contract to stay with Maple Leafs
Wayne Simmonds signed a two-year contract to stay with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday. It has an average annual value of $900,000.

Oilers, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins make 'significant progress' on long-term extension -
The Oilers aren't going to let RNH walk away.

31 Thoughts: Why Blackhawks must publicly address sexual assault allegations -
The Nashville nuggets in this week's 31 Thoughts include some smoke re: Viktor Arvidsson.

Montreal Canadiens named hosts of NHL Draft in 2022 -
The Canadiens were supposed to host the 2020 Draft.

NHL to await results of independent investigation into Blackhawks -
I am hoping the independent investigation is swift.

Minnesota's Target Field to host 2022 NHL Winter Classic -
I believe this was supposed to be hosted in January 2021.

Why Canadiens have taken on role of 'Canada's team' for the first time -
IDK, I like the Canadiens more than the Leafs.

Hurricanes’ Stadium Series game won’t happen in 2021-22 - Canes Country
The Canes’ long-awaited outdoor game will not be played this upcoming season.

It looks like the Hurricanes deferred their outdoor game to 2022-2023, but Canes fans aren't happy.

NHL Need to Know: Olympics, Outdoor Games and More - The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated

Edmonton Oilers Ryan Nugent-Hopkins eight-year, $41 million contract -
That's a nice deal for RNH.

Montreal Canadiens Shea Weber fined $5,000 slashing NIkita Kucherov -
LOL, Ok.

Chicago Blackhawks news, commentary: too little, too late - Second City Hockey
Our friends at Second City Hockey say what we're all thinking.

Kraken Fodder: Could Seattle take Victor Rask? - Hockey Wilderness
Sure, the Wild would LIKE the Kraken to draft Victor Rask...the smart move is to draft Matt Dumba.

The Avalanche should pass on a Seth Jones trade - Mile High Hockey
I would LOVE to see the Avalanche somehow make this happen...but then I remembered that the Avs are back in the Central this coming season.

So, what’s next for the Arizona Coyotes' Conor Garland? - Five For Howling
Garland is an interesting trade target for a team looking for an under-the-radar acquisition.

Arizona Coyotes look to trade Oliver Ekman-Larsson again - Five For Howling
OEL could be on the move this summer.

Montreal Canadiens' Jake Evans plays in Stanley Cup opener, first game since concussion
Oh hey, Jake Evans!