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Sunday's Dump & Chase: Looking at Development

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I've turned to prospect-watching as an alternative to scoreboard-watching, which is hazardous to a Central Division fan's health. Fortunately, it looks like the Admirals have gotten over their early season woes, and Fiala has regained that extra bounce in his step. Sissons is also back in Milwaukee, but I hope he isn't there for very long.

Nashville News & Notes

Ads Match Franchise Winning Streak Mark; win 3-1 | Admirals Roundtable
Fiala scored and Milwaukee matched their franchise best winning streak, set last year.

Fisher: Predators need to be 'hungry' around net | The Tennessean
I guess they still weren't hungry enough.

Filip Forsberg Isn't Enduring a Sophomore Slump | Today's Slap Shot
I wouldn't describe it as a sophomore slump. I would like to see him with some competent centermen or maybe be awarded a penalty shot, though.

Nashville Predators know they have a missing piece in playoff push | Puck Daddy
Can Nashville get more scoring up front? Will they ever score again? Yahoo takes on the difficult task of critiquing Nashville's top two centers.

The All-Star Game: How it Started - Nashville Predators
Pete Weber explores the origins of the All Star Game.

Around the Wide World of Hockey

A Hockey Hotbed in Northern Michigan | USA Hockey
The development model for youth hockey in the US is evolving rapidly, to great success for this Michigan town.

Five threats to hockey supremacy in Canada | Toronto Star
On the flip side, junior hockey enrollment in Canada is dropping. Don Cherry (and experts) weighs in.

The NHL Must Reinvent Itself to Address the Rapid Decline in Scoring | VICE Sports
Buried amidst a fairly radical idea that wouldn't get past the NHLPA are a few good points about the decline in scoring.

Russia's greatest hockey players, as told by Russian great Sergei Gonchar | ESPN
Gonchar weighs in on what made the current and former Russian hockey stars great.

8 ways to protect your kids from the Toronto Maple Leafs - CBC
Since the Leafs dominate so much of the hockey market, it's important to be able to discuss this topic with your children in a healthy way.

Stan Bowman: Patrick Kane 'absolutely' in Hawks' long-term plans | Chicago Sun-Times
Since he's signed for another decade, this checks out.

NHL’s newest dynamic duo: Taylor Hall and Leon Draisaitl | ProHockeyTalk
They're just taunting Nashville fans at this point.

Ryan Kesler went undercover as a bearded Ducks fan | SBNation.com
I don't get what the big deal is, he looks exactly the same to me.

CHL Canada Russia Series: QMJHL caps off CHL series win with 6-4 victory over Russia | Hockey's Future
A brief recap of Canada's win in this year's CHL-Russia series.