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Sunday's Dump & Chase: Finding a Happy Place

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Sometimes, when life gets to be too much, it's important to focus on the good things in your life. Like Nashville's defense corps. All things considered, it's pretty great.

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Nashville News & Notes

Predators Recall Bitetto from Conditioning Assignment | Nashville Predators
Preds recall Bitetto from his conditioning assignment. The roster is awfully crowded with defensemen right now.

Nashville Predators professional prospects are the heart of a stocked system | Hockey's Future
An brief early-season refresher on the Preds' prospect pool.

Don't Panic About Craig Smith's Slow Start | Today's Slapshot
The Honey Badger resents being referred to as an "in-betweener".

Watching for a Reason: NHL's Department of Player Safety Changing the Game | Nashville Predators
The Wheel O' Justice is surprisingly high tech.

Around the World of Hockey

Analyzing Dion Phaneuf's play under Mike Babcock | Sportsnet.ca
Phaneuf is a pylon: confirmed.

Alex Ovechkin Ties Sergei Fedorov’s Record For Most NHL Goals by a Russian (Video) | RMNB
He's pretty good.

2015 Try Hockey For Free | USA Hockey
This weekend is Try Hockey For Free 2015, and thousands of kids have already had the opportunity to lace up and get on the ice. USA Hockey with the social media round-up.

Nelson: Digging into Carolina’s low shooting percentage | Hockey Prospectus
Carolina has good possession numbers, but they can't get a win. It turns out it's not just bad luck.

Hockey analytics: Can 10 games predict a season? | SI.com
No matter how much they crunch the numbers, it turns out 10 games don't mean very much. They used their model anyway and predicted the Preds to finish eighth in the regular season, which means we still don't get a banner.

The St. Louis Blues have a new pig friend who pooped in the coach's office | SBNation.com
The Blues' social media rallying cry has some completely inevitable consequences.

Ten memorable fights between NHL stars in the modern era | Sportsnet.ca
Not a slideshow! Featuring one Shea Weber definitively getting the KO.

Rangers enjoying a wealth of defensemen | Newsday
The Rangers are having a bit of a logjam of NHL defensemen. Too bad they're paying Dan Girardi 5.5 million dollars until 2020.

Thumbs down to 3-on-3 at the All-Star Game | TSN
A 3-on-3 tournament at the All Star Game gets a thumbs-down from people who hate fun.

Canadian dollar forecast to sink to 72¢, remain stunted through 2017 | The Globe and Mail
For the salary-cap watchers amongst us, the Canadian dollar looks to lose even more value.