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Thursday's Dump & Chase: Showing up for work

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Like some of you, I worked from home yesterday. The luxury of working from home is that showing up to do the job on time is pretty darn easy.

That's an easy transition into the topic of the day, isn't it?

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Predators still looking to prey on trade market | theScore.com
David Poile, the hunter. As long as the return isn't a rental, I like his chances.

Situation turns 'desperate' as Predators continue to sink in wild card race | Nashville Post
Again... just make it to the show. Then we'll see what happens.

Reasons for Predators' season-long inconsistency | Tennessean
The Nashville Predators have the third-worst record in the NHL since Nov. 1. And "iffy goaltending" is one of the key culprits.

The Then & Now Report | Admirals Roundtable
If you like "Where are they now" pieces, this is just swell.

Other Hockey News

Lightning suspend Drouin for failing to report to Syracuse game | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune
The discord between Jonathan Drouin and the Tampa Bay Lightning reached potentially irreconcilable differences on Wednesday.

9 NHLers who famously held out for a trade - Sportsnet.ca
This is a fascinating read. Thank you, Mike Milbury.

CM Punk, UFC fighters work out with New Jersey Devils | NHL.com - NHL Insider
Is CM Punk even a UFC fighter at this point?

Burke on a mission to increase size of NHL ice surfaces - Article - TSN
Keeping fighting the good fight, Burke.

Plattner supports Sharks' GM Wilson, concerned about attendance | CSN Bay Area
In a rare public appearance, Sharks owner Hasso Plattner talked to the media Tuesday evening regarding dwindling attendance and evaluated GM Doug Wilson.

Minnesota Wild's Jarret Stoll facing familiar foe Los Angeles Kings | ESPN
A stable part of the cup runs in LA, Stoll walks through that door. Wait.... not that door, the OTHER door.

Canes’ Cam Ward out indefinitely with concussion | News & Observer
The news Wednesday came unexpectedly: Cam Ward out with a concussion, and the Carolina Hurricanes recalling goalie Daniel Altshuller from Charlotte.

Ducks Hoping Perron Can Fuel Flagging Offense - TSS
David Perron has had an odd career. Here is a list of whom he's played beside for more than 250 minutes of game time over the last 5 years: David Backes, Patrik Berglund, TJ Oshie, Sam Gagner, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Nail Yakupov, Jordan Eberle, Sidney Crosby, Taylor Hall, and Mark Arcobello among others. And he's been traded 3 times.

Canadiens vs Bruins game recap: Waiting for a change - Eyes On The Prize
When your fanbase can't blame Chris Kreider... things get ugly.

The Canucks website kind of called out the NHL in a very weird way - CBSSports.com
The Vancouver Canucks are not happy with the way Henrik and Daniel Sedin are treated by the NHL. They have never been happy with it. In a related story, the Canucks have continued to employ Alex Burrows.

Not Hockey

UPDATED: Vinyl Tap, a Record Store and Bar, Is Taking Over the Former Family Wash Space - Eater Nashville
It just doesn't get more Nashville.

The Rockets fouled Andre Drummond on purpose 12 straight times to begin the 2nd half, and it worked - SBNation.com
They intentionally put themselves in the penalty to begin the second half just so they could force the Pistons' center to shoot free throws.

How Is This Even Possible? | Jalopnik
I work on the other side of this hill. As mentioned earlier, I worked from home yesterday.

Balderdash

Zeitgeist Video: John Scott stars in new PBS series 'Downton All Star' - Lighthouse Hockey
The harrowing tale of hockey player John Scott's aborted road to the NHL All Star Game comes to television in a magnificent multi-part mini series on PBS.