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Friday's Dump & Chase: What In The World Is Going On With This Team?

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I can't figure it out. They've gone from being the nail to being the hammer in a week. Getting better goaltending is certainly helping, but the offense is displaying actual skill. Crazy, right? And instead of being "tough to play against" (which means losing close games), they're actually piling up some wins. And not the sort of fake kind they got at the beginning of the last road trip. The choking away of multiple-goal leads, allowing 4 a game…nowhere to be found in this mini-streak. Let's hope they can keep it going…they've got quite a bit more winning to do if they want to climb back in the playoff hunt. (If you have a moment, check out the OTF Virtual Food Drive for Second Harvest of Middle Tennessee. If everyone who reads this today donated just $1, we'd smash our goal, and more importantly, provide thousands of meals to people who really need it. THANK YOU to everyone who's donated so far…it's greatly appreciated!)

Frederick Breedon

Nashville Predators News

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It ain't supernatural.

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We'll see I guess. There's a ton of time left to make that decision.

Penalty Box Radio 11/21

If you're not satisfied, they'll give you next week's episode absolutely free!

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Who would be our new Assistant GM? Gonna go get my resume ready…BRB.

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"Guy in an Indian Headdress Throwing a Beer" should be the official seal of the City of Chicago.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

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He's only 204 behind Gretzky for the all-time lead. Will he get there?

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Waaaaaay West.

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If they have cameras small enough to show me some degenerate was bluffing with pocket deuces, surely this problem can be figured out.

NHL quarter-season evaluation - Grantland

Accountability is so important.

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Interesting.

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Were these rankings done a week before posting them?

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This would never happen if Gordon Bombay was still in charge.

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What's Latvian Hockey? Is it that hockey they play underwater with those tiny little sticks?

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Could be the start of a new fashion trend.

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You can be a great player if you just believe in your smellf.