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Thursday's Dump & Chase: It's Opening Night!

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We finally made it! The long (and eventful!) offseason is over, and now it's time to get to work. I have to say, I'm feeling a bit agitated this morning, reading all the preseason rankings from around the league predicting us to be one of the worst teams again this year. To this, I say FALSE! The Preds FINALLY fired Barry Trotz, and brought in a Stanley Cup winner in Peter Laviolette. Also gone is the focus on #GrittySandpaper, bringing in players with, you know, actual skill instead. It's opening night and we'll see what happens soon enough, but I believe in the direction this team has taken to get us here...and I can't wait to see them in action.

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Nashville Predators News

Predators' Rinne eyes return to form as season opens- The Tennessean

As do we all. Fingers crossed.

Chemistry: Making the Pieces Fit - Nashville Predators

I hate "intangibles", so I'm not terribly worried about this.

Legwand has 'moved on,' expects return to Nashville to be 'weird' | Nashville Post

Uh huh.

With roster set, what are the likely lines come Thursday night? - The Predatorial

The time for guessing is just about over. Yay games!

Three Questions with On The Forecheck - Silver Seven

OTF George went on the record for the good folks in Ottawa.

The Divides We Feel: The 2014-15 Conference III Opening Essay | III Communication

#ConferenceIII Forever.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Our 30 pressing questions for all 30 NHL teams in 2014-15 | SI.com

"There isn't a lot to watch at Predators games on some nights..." -Hey Sports Illustrated...you do realize this is almost an entirely different roster with a new (less dull, actually successful) coach, right?

NHL Power Rankings - Opening Day Edition | theScore

#25 for the Preds...when we make the playoffs, I'm personally sending a sternly-worded email to each and every one of these bozos.

‘Let’s grow up and get rid of it': Milbury says it’s time to take fighting out of hockey (Video) | ProHockeyTalk

What to do with this #HotTake? I usually just assume Milbury is wrong about everything, but...

Oh Captain My Lack Of A Captain: Thornton, Marleau, Pavelski get 'A's - Fear The Fin

Maybe someday, one of them will prove they deserve the top job. Or something.

As Kings return, Staples Center lights the way - LA Times

I know they've won the Cup twice recently, but LA is "the greatest hockey city" why, exactly? Because Charlie Sheen goes to the playoff games? Dumb, dumb, dumb.

Henrik Sedin scores awesome empty netter on his backside vs. Flames (Video) | Puck Daddy

Always flopping around on the ice, even when they're scoring. Good grief, Canucks...use your skates for once.

Vernon Fiddler interviews random people around Fort Worth | Puck Drunk Love

He's trying to steal my "Two Minutes For Hooking" video series idea. Unacceptable, Dallas.

The 20 Best Fantasy Hockey Team Names for 2014-2015 - SportsPickle

Ok, some of these aren't bad.