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Saturday's Dump & Chase: Fear is good

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There are plenty of reasons for Preds fans to fear this season. It's possible the team could suffer before they continue their rise. Will Forsberg get caught in the dreaded sophmore slump? Will the team's center depth haunt them? Could a 32-year-old Rinne start to look human? What happens if the team takes a step back? The season starts in less than a week and we anxiously await these answers to form. I think Rinne, Forsberg and the team's defense will be fine. So now's not the time for fear. That comes later.

Nashville Predators News

Arvidsson's shoot-first mentality meshes with Predators | The Tennessean
Arvidsson is among the 23 players left at training camp, all but assuring his place on Nashville's opening-night roster.

2015-16 NHL Preview, Part 4: The Contenders | Grantland
Predators are included.

Nashville Predators 2015-16 season preview | NHL.com
#SethJones2016

Predators show potential lines, pairs at practice | The Tennessean
I like the potential of the third line.

Around the NHL

Blackhawks place Bryan Bickell on waivers | Second City Hockey
If the winger clears waivers and heads to Rockford, Chicago would clear $950,000 of salary cap space (but still carry a $3.05M CAP HIT LOL CBA).

Top 5 Sources of Disappointment for Wild Fans | Hockey Wilderness
I'm banking on the Dubnyk disappointment.

The Red Wings are having health issues, again | ProHockeyTalk
Stop me if you've heard this one before.

Maple Leafs Should Take a Hard Pass on Travis Zajac | Today's Slapshot
Understatement of the preseason.

Bruins owner, board of governors chairman Jacobs says he’s unsure of desire for expansion | The Hockey News
Jeremy Jacobs remains a total bummer.

Ottawa Senators goalie Andrew Hammond injured, out two weeks | ProHockeyTalk
Something tells me he won't post a 20-1-2 record in 24 games this season anyway.

Victor Hedman of Tampa Bay Lightning expected to play at elite level | NHL.com
His play in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs moved Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman into elite status. Hedman says he can be better.

San Jose Barracuda give Sharks minor league advantage | Puck Daddy
Except for the Barracuda, all the new California AHL teams are not located in the same city as their parent clubs.