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Thursday's Dump & Chase: Attack of the Scheduling Gods

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Six of the Predators' first seven games are part of back-to-backs, with the final game of that stretch being tonight against the Los Angeles Kings. Furthermore, the Predators are one game in on their five game road trip (thanks for ruining our schedule year after year, CMA Awards). I can't fathom a team that envies Nashville's schedule.

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Nashville Predators News

It was bad. It was real, real bad. | NHL.com
(See above)

Infographic: Preds 1, Ducks 6
I told you. Real, real, real bad.

Other Hockey News

Benoit Pouliot scores twice in Oilers win | NHL.com
In other news, the Capitals put up an egg against the Oilers, who move to 6-1-0.

Brandon Pirri, Rangers rally past Bruins | NHL.com
You probably don't want to look at who scored in this one.

Shea Weber gives Canadiens win | NHL.com
Ditto.

McKenzie: Every concussion case is different - Audio - TSN
As one who suffered a concussion from being hit from behind and going head first into the boards, I have to say that McKenzie makes some really important points.

Fanatics logo, not Adidas, will be on NHL replica jerseys - Yahoo! Sports
You’ll need to buy an authentic jersey (for around $359.99) to get the Adidas logo that’s on the sweaters the pros wear. Beginning with the 2017-18 season, Fanatics will become the exclusive manufacturer and supplier of all adult replica NHL jerseys. That's kind of odd.

NHL signs 16-year deal with Fanatics for replica jerseys, Stanley Cup champion apparel - ESPN
Okay, but wouldn't this upset Adidas? They're losing their brand image on all the replica jerseys, which is what us common folk are buying anyways. It just kind of seems to me as if this is kind of the NHL undercutting Adidas after already signing a contract with them.

Ex-Leaf James Reimer has some advice for Frederik Andersen - Sportsnet.ca
Who loves the Toronto media microscope? Yep, nobody.

The Saga of Svechnikov - griffinshockey.com
A cool story about Red Wings prospect Evgeny Svechnikov.

NHL Team Fighting Major Leaders for the 2016-2017 regular season - hockeyfights.com
As of prior to tonight's west-coast tilt, we're tied for second with three fighting majors. As much as fighting shouldn't be a part of hockey, we all know everyone here loved seeing James Neal duke it out with Jonathan Towes. Come on. You can admit it.