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Thursday's Dump & Chase: Mind the Gap

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There's still no Predator hockey today, so everyone will have to wait until tomorrow. It's probably a good thing that there's so much time off early on. There's more time to look at tape and find some chemistry between the lines.

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Nashville Predators News

Predators Struggling at Even Strength - The Tennesean
I don't think there's a big reason to be worried. The Predators are three games into the season and have played tough opponents. Everyone looks like they're playing well. It's just a matter of time until everything clicks.

Preds Share Smiles Throughout Nashville Community - Nashville Predators
Not one Wednesday goes by where I'm writing the Dump & Chase and I can't find an article where P.K. Subban is doing good. Nashville is so fortunate to have him as part of the community.

Other Hockey News

Matthews, Laine destined to be forever compared - Article - TSN
As if we didn't already know how irrelevant Pierre-Luc Dubois was from his demotion to juniors, check out some of the work cropping him out of the draft photo with Matthews in Laine as the video placeholder.

Teemu Selanne shares love for Winnipeg and its hockey fans - Manitoba - CBC News
Those old Jets sweaters were simply perfect.

NHL Power Rankings: Small Sample Size Edition - Sportsnet.ca
I get that they're trying to base these off of the three games played, but I still think my pitchfork needs polishing.

The Provies: We found a Jack Adams candidate, Willie shade, a new Sedin linemate and some Big Balls | The Province
WARNING: HOT TAKE

Why General Fanager joined NHL’s Las Vegas team, ended site - Yahoo! Sport's
George McPhee took General Fanager away from us, but he gave us Prince Filip. Let's call it even.

Attendance a growing concern for Senators | Ottawa Sun
For my two cents, the issue is that people are showing up to see whoever's playing the Senators, rather than seeing the Senators themselves play.

Blue Jackets | Bobrovsky playing with confidence | BlueJackets Xtra
You know, they blame their four young defenders in this article a little bit, but their veteran pairing of Johnson-Savard is -5 through two games. Moreover, Dubinsky's line has been atrocious and he is already -6.

Report: Kings' Quick out 3 months with LBI - TSN
There's nothing more frustrating that hearing about a "lower body injury." Like, that's half of someone's body. That's almost as vague as saying "I'm fine" when asked how you're feeling today. That being said, here's wishing Quick a speedy recovery.

Humor

The All-'Needs-to-Get-Punched-In-The-Face' Team. — GrandStand Central
Kane, Marchant, and Lucic are all present and accounted for. However, why on Earth is Corey Perry not on this list?