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Friday Dump & Chase: Preds Keep Hope Alive

With a home-heavy slate of remaining games, can the Nashville Predators overtake some of the teams in front of them and make the playoffs once again? SportsClubStats is giving them a 21% chance at this point, and it would certainly help if key players like Hal Gill & Patric Hornqvist can take the ice soon...

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Frederick Breedon

Nashville Predators News

What The Nashville Predators Need To Do To Make The Playoffs | Predlines
So you're saying there's a chance...

Shaken AND Stirred | a Miniseries | Part 3 | Predators AJenda
Thanks AJ, that photo at the top just broke my brain.

303 QUICK HIT: Some of Nashville’s good, bad and ugly stats… | Section 303
There's been more than bit of each already this season.

The 2013 Predators NHL Draft Primer | The Predatorial
James dangles intriguing possibilities for this summer's draft.

Spring is here, isn't it time for a new Nashville Predators t-shirt?

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Moneyball-ization of hockey pays off for Penguins - The Globe and Mail
Just in case any of you out there doubted that analytics are playing an increasingly major role in NHL front offices...

Is the League Ready for an Openly Gay Player? - Blueshirt Banter
I do feel bad for whoever that first guy is, because of the ensuing media circus, but it's a shame that people still have to keep such things secret.

Caution: Wild are starting to come together - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
It looks like Craig Leipold's July 4 shopping spree has paid off handsomely.

ALEX KOVALEV: Quietly Retires as Member of the Florida Panthers | On Frozen Pond
One of the greatest puckhandlers in NHL history hangs up the skates.

Are The Samueli's Hedging On Future TV Money To Pay Big Contracts? - Anaheim Calling
Is Anaheim about to cash in on local TV rights?

Take 10 With Physics Major Kyle Wilson | The Hockey Writers
Did you know the former Nashville Predator holds a degree in physics from Colgate?

NHL Trade Deadline: 10 Players to Watch - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Who might move in the next couple weeks?

On hockey players and the immediate effect of inhaling smelling salts | Backhand Shelf
Performance enhancing drug?

NHL GMs must talk more about coaches' challenge -
Setting boundaries and guidelines for a challenge is no easy feat.

Introducing Punch Corsi, or "Kordic": Hockey’s next great advanced stat | Backhand Shelf
I can't believe this study ignores the concept of Punch Quality.

The 9 most underrated players in the Western Conference - Puck Drunk Love
Roman Josi won't remain our little secret for long.

Goaltender Anders Lindback out indefinitely - Raw Charge
Anders, there's no such thing as brown Skittles...

Martin Brodeur & Bounces Return for New Jersey Devils 4-1 Win Over Carolina Hurricanes - In Lou We Trust
How come Pekka Rinne never scores? Come on, man!

And in case you missed it yesterday, it looks like the fire sale is on in Buffalo...