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Wednesday's Dump and Chase: Informal Practice

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On Tuesday the Predators held an informal practice with some of the team. Players like Pekka Rinne, Derek Roy, and Shea Weber informally skated, informally shot the puck, and began to create informal chemistry in hopes of formally reestablishing it later at training camp. Reporters got to ask informal questions like, "what do you like to wear to a Sunday BBQ?" and "what type formality do you find the least professional?"

Harry How

Nashville Predators News

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