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Wednesday's Dump & Chase: Long Road Ahead

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The Preds are still collecting points but it's no secret they still have some things to work on. And the road gets tougher from here. They host the Blackhawks and Penguins then play nine of their next eleven games on the road. With the Blackhawks, Blues, and Stars missing key pieces and the Avalanche trying to put their pieces together, the time to collect points is now. It's an early season test for the Predators to correct or push through their problems and try to establish themselves a little more in the NHL's toughest division.

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Nashville Predators News

Laviolette on Nashville's anemic powerplay: "The goals will come" | The Predatorial
A look at the Predators pitiful power play.

NHL Power Rankings: Predators continue to surprise early on - CBSSports.com

Ranked #13. Before the win last night.

The Predliner Webcast Ep. 4 | Predlines
A Preds podcast...hey, that's your team!

Ribeiro: ‘I don’t think Maloney was ever a big fan’ | ProHockeyTalk
So it's safe to assume Maloney rooted for the Coyotes, right?

Early results very positive for Mike Ribeiro | Rinkside Report

The Coyotes paid him twice as much as the Preds did last night. LOL.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Kings GM Dean Lombardi talks Slava Voynov suspension (part one) | Orange County Register
Part Two can be found here.

Leafs' Kadri gunning for Tavares-like level | Sportsnet.ca
The Toronto media has dissected this story to the point of changing the narrative. It's gone from "Kadri gunning for Tavares-like level" to "Kadri, jealous of Tavares' level, plots superstar's murder with gun."

Maple Leafs hire Mark Hunter as director of player personnel | The Globe and Mail
Used to coach Kadri in junior.

Horton's Back Injury Could End Career | BlueJackets Xtra
I'm sad to hear this because Horton has always been exciting to watch play.

Tavares thinks McDavid is really fast | ProHockeyTalk
Apparently Connor McDavid is really good.

Legwand increasingly frustrated with local media: "It’s pronounced LEG-WAND" | Radek Bonk's Mullet
David is having a rough transition.

Coyotes don’t want goalie controversy, but might have one | ProHockeyTalk
Could Dubnyk take Mike Smith's jobs? Are his habits still bad?

Oliver Ekman-Larsson's Norris Trophy problem | Puck Daddy
Great article by Joshua Cooper.

Blackhawks' Crawford not expected to travel for Thursday's game | theScore
Lesser goalie but it's still the Blackhawks.

Alex Pietrangelo supports niece's cancer fight with new haircut | Sporting News
The first two pictures are adorable.

Evgeny Kuznetsov and Dmitry Orlov’s Selfie With a Puppy | RMNB
Speaking of adorable, hockey players taking pictures with puppies.

Pens Rock and Roll all Night at Halloween Party | Pittsburgh Penguins
I'm sharing this only to show how Crosby continues to raise the bar for "Most Boring Person."

Renney says he was fired by the Oilers because of his ‘values’ | ProHockeyTalk
His values were playing the more talented players less.  Fired!

Malarchuk's book goes beyond skate cut and is a window into his demons | Brandon Sun
I ordered the book after I read the article.