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Sunday's Dump & Chase: Splits

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Can you do the splits? I can't do the splits.

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The Preds split their back-to-back opener with the Blackhawks. On display were two great hockey teams that can do a lot of things well. Also on display were some weaknesses. The Preds just need to tweak a few things here and there and everything will be fine.

Also: we are recording a Predcast today. Like, very soon. If you'd like to throw a question our way, throw it in the comments below.

Predators News

Infographic: Preds 3, Blackhawks 5
You can see in this infographic that the Chicago Blackhawks did indeed score 5 goals.

Blackhawks get first win of season - October 15th, 2016 | NHL.com
I suppose it had to happen eventually.

Hockey News

Canucks score into own net
This actually made me very sad. Not in a sportsy kind of way, but in like a deep, intense, existential kind of way. The loneliness of Canucks fans must be endless.

Just look at Erik Gudbranson there. To him, in that moment, life is hopeless.

Wild complete comeback to down Jets - NHL on CBC Sports - Hockey news, opinion, scores, stats, standings
Eric Staal may have found a nice home. The Wild have have finally made a decent FA signing.

Blackhawks Hartman ‘to miss some time’ | The Hockey News
Not sure if they will go with Rasmussen, double shift someone, or try a defensemen in that spot.

Mitchell Marner scores in Maple Leafs win
Prepare yourselves, rest of the NHL. You are not prepared for the onslaught of Maple Leaf discussion.

Mitch Marner's mom misses his first NHL goal
I'm telling you. You ARE NOT prepared for this. Turn back now.

Leafs' past and future on display in home opener - Article - TSN
TURN BACK NOW. THERE IS NO WAY OUT OF THIS. YOU MUST SAVE YOURSELF.

Jersey for Toronto Maple Leafs rookie Auston Matthews finally goes on sale
PLEASE. I BEG OF YOU.