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Saturday's Dump & Chase: Trouble in Paradise?

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While the loss to the Ducks this week wasn’t pretty, I’m not here to propose Pekka Rinne is going to fall off a cliff, the wheels will come off entirely and this beautiful ride comes to an end. However, the loss does raise an issue with the team’s stupendous success. As David Boclair from the Nashville Post points out, the Preds have struggled against good teams this season…and it hasn't just been elite teams. Nashville has an overall losing record against playoff teams as a whole. Should we be worried? No. Concerned? Maybe a little. Either way, I’m just glad for the chance to get to test it all come April. Enjoy the weekend folks!

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Nashville Predators News

The Return of Rinne; Wait What? - Nashville Predators

It's all going to be OK, I promise.

Preds Practice Ponderings: Feb 6 - Nashville Predators

After a hard loss like that it will be important to see how the team reacts next time out.

Filip Forsberg Answers Fan Questions - Nashville Predators

#Cal9er keeps the charm flowing, and ums to a minimum.

Diaby and Aronson Stepping Up | Admirals Roundtable

The whole system is just great, everything is great.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

NHL Draft Lottery simulator's mock Connor McDavid sweepstakes  - SI.com

Buffalo? Edmonton? Where will he go?

Trading Evander Kane will be tricky; Tyler Myers to Ducks?; more notes | SI.com

Nice James Neal comparison.

Evander Kane needs shoulder surgery - NHL on CBC Sports

Well, there go the trade rumors.

Evander Kane’s agent denies surgery conspiracy during media spin tour | Puck Daddy

Because players clearly get unnecessary surgery just to make a point.

Why advanced stats say the Kings can still make the playoffs | The Hockey News

And why wins and loses prove they won't.

Dallas media is fed up with Kari Lehtonen-Puck Drunk Love

Maybe the lack of defensemen, and overall team play are at fault? But sure blame him too.

Lightning's Rick Bowness nears rare 2,000-game milestone | Tampa Bay Times

In this day and age his longevity is pretty amazing.

Maple Leafs trade Ashton, Broll to Lightning for conditional pick | theScore

The first domino?

Patrick Marleau youngest to 1,300 NHL games. Can he catch Gordie Howe? | The Hockey News

Maybe...let's revisit this in 2021.

Are the diving judges unduly tough on Subban and the Habs? - The Globe and Mail

Nope.

Has Devan Dubnyk saved the Minnesota Wild’s season? | The Pink Puck

How do they always seem to find a new gaolie?!?

Pound for Pound, What is Canada's Best Hockey Town?- The 10 and 3

This is a lot of fun to mess with.

ECHL’s Bakersfield Condors to wear ’50 Shades of Grey’ jerseys | The Hockey News

This team can only be truly honored in one way: