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Tuesday's Dump & Chase: WE'RE STILL HAPPY ABOUT THAT EKHOLM DEAL

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HAHAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAA YES INDEED. IT'S ONE THING FOR DAVID POILE AND THE CREW AT 501 TO GET COLIN WILSON AND CRAIG SMITH TO SIGN DECENT, "WIN-WIN" DEALS.... BUT EKHOLM? A GUY WHO COULD'VE GOTTEN LIKE FIVE OR SIX MILLION US DOLLARS FOR HIS SERVICES TWO SUMMERS FROM NOW?!? YEP. LET'S TAKE ANOTHER DAY TO BASK IN THE GLORY THAT IS THE PREDATORS' DEFENSE.
Thank you.

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Nashville Predators & Mattias Ekholm News and Praise

Ekholm Excited to Continue Journey in Nashville - Nashville Predators - Features
Excellent article. Don't be surprised to see Ekholm with a letter someday.

Mattias Ekholm's new $22.5 million contract is great deal for Predators - CBSSports.com
"When he was on the ice last season during 5-on-5 play the Predators allowed just 46 shot attempts per 60 minutes, a mark that was good enough for fifth among all defensemen that played at least 500 minutes in the NHL." If you extend the time to the last three seasons (including this one), he's in the top 4 of defensemen who played 2000 minutes. And he's getting better.

#slowmoMonday: Week 2 Video - NHL VideoCenter
Feat. Gnash, Filip abusing Bishop, Rinne with an awkward save, Zac Rinaldo celebrating a goal while on the ice, Nick Spaling Leaf'ing all over the place, and more. I enjoy these.

Staking a Central Claim | PredneckNation
BAH GAWD THAT'S BRANDON FELDER'S MUSIC

Entire Predators family invested in success of at-risk teen | Tennessean
In case you don't know why Joel Ward is still beloved here in Nashville, here's more evidence to his great character.

Evander Kane News and Takes

Evander Kane is among the most scrutinized players in the league. Some of it he does bring on to himself, but much of it is the good ol' Canadian media doing their thing.

Evander Kane trade has been a bust for Sabres, so far - Sportsnet.ca
Written Oct. 21st.

Evander Kane Trade is Not a Bust for Sabres - TSS
Written Oct. 26th.

Sabres forward Evander Kane to miss 4-6 weeks with knee injury - The Globe and Mail
I hate it for the player, but Buffalo wasn't trying to win anything this year other than another draft pick.

‘I asked for trade every off-season in Winnipeg': Evander Kane | The Hockey News
Kane made that and dropped a couple of other pearls, not the least of which was he wanted out of Winnipeg almost as quickly as he arrived there. "Yeah, I asked for a trade every off-season in Winnipeg," Kane told THN. I can see Atlanta hockey fans smiling from here.

Jets coach Paul Maurice responds to claims Evander Kane felt 'unappreciated,' played hurt - Manitoba - CBC News
He kinda had to, to his credit.

Other Hockey Stuff

Panthers center Aleksander Barkov won't need hand surgery - Sun Sentinel
Panthers top line center Aleksander Barkov won't require hand surgery, and that's excellent news because we need both Florida teams in the playoffs.

Ducks need way more from Corey Perry | ProHockeyTalk
Plenty of the young guys are sticking up for Bruce, but the production of Corey Perry and Ryan Getzlaf makes you think that they're tired of Bruce Boudreau's style.

Blue Jackets | Ryan Johansen sidelined by fatigue | BlueJackets Xtra
Maybe his mind is doing that whole "Fight or Flight" thing with Torts?

Coyotes goalie Mike Smith was inches away from another butt goal - SBNation.com
We were inches away from another wonderful #BUTTGOAL moment. Travesty.

Coyotes withstand Maple Leafs for win in Max Domi's homecoming | AZCentral
This team is fun. They might not win most of their games this year, but better days are en route to Arizona.

Craig’s List: 10 early-season flops | TSN
A smart guy with a smart column. Nourish yourselves.

Jeremy Roenick lunges at alligator during round of golf | Toronto Sun
Roenick is every Georgian ever.

Not Hockey

LET US DELIGHT IN: JOSHUA GARNETT - Every Day Should Be Saturday
The man is a human mining truck.

And finally, we need something to really capture the staff's happiness:

Nailed it.