Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: What Day Is It?

Monday night hockey games means back to back off days, and forgetting what day of the week it actually is.

Hockey News & Rants

Predators’ investment in Bonino is paying off | NBC Sports
Nick Bonino is going to score thirty goals this season, isn’t he?

NHL player poll: Most dreaded road trip, best dressing room, Gritty fatigue | ESPN
There’s no way anyone is going to be completely honest about drug use when you’re asking them about Gritty and locker room decor. I respect trying to ask players deeper questions, but maybe recognize the tone of the rest of your poll questions first.

NHL Power Rankings: Islanders climb, Bruins hold at top and Red Wings hit rock bottom | CBS Sports
Ignoring their win over the Preds earlier this season, tough break for Detroit. They’re having...a rough time.

Las Vegas casino sues NHL’s Evander Kane over $500K in gambling markers | Las Vegas Review Journal
Can someone call that NHL wealth manager for Evander Kane?

Or explain to him how casinos work.

Jets, Sharks, Kings, Senators, Oilers, Canadiens, Coyotes, Devils, Avs, Golden Kings and Maple Leafs | NHL Trade Rumors
“Senators GM Pierre Dorion had some days off so he went to Los Angeles and Nashville. The Predators are looking to move forward, and former Senator, Kyle Turris but has been told that it’s not happening.”

That’s right, leave Kyle Turris exactly where he belongs.

Or at the very least don’t send him back to Ottawa.

Seattle NHL franchise to announce team name before NHL All-Star game | RMNB
The All-Star Game seems as good a time as any to announce a brand new team name.

And take us one step closer to a new NHL team, and another crushing expansion draft none of us will be prepared for.

Facts and Figures: Chara will be sixth defenseman to play 1,500 NHL games | NHL
Zdeno Chara is 42 years old and playing in his 1,500th NHL game.

If I can even skate by the time I’m 42 I’ll call it a win.

5 NHL players due for goal-scoring regression | Yahoo Sports
Don’t wish this upon T.J. Oshie or James Neal.

The rest I’ll accept.

The NHL Needs A Slapshot of Youth | OZY
Youth responds to marketing, and everyone knows the league has had several swings and misses with their marketing lately. Esports might help but the league still has a long way to go before hitting the mark.