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Friday's Dump & Chase: On the Road Again

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Greetings from somewhere in Florida! I hope our beloved hockey team can replicate the success of their last road trip, so I can maintain my road trip viewing record. If the Prince or Neal want to score some more angry goals, that would be great too.

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Nashville News & Notes

Dads Join Preds for Crucial Road Test; Bass Finding His Place | Nashville Predators
I hope the next Beneath the Ice fully exploits this trip's material.

Predators rookie Watson seeks consistency, offense | The Tennessean
Watson is never going to skate in the top six of an NHL team (maybe the Leafs) but he's worked very hard and would be an upgrade over others in the lineup.

A-Game Sportsplex to reopen temporarily | The Tennessean
The future of the facility is still completely unknown, but it has re-opened for the present.

Around Hockey

Joel Quenneville: NHL admitted refs got it wrong | Chicago Sun-Times
Gary Bettman says the system has been working "extraordinarily well". Mr Commissioner, I have to disrespectfully disagree.

Petr Mrazek needs more Vezina consideration | FOX Sports
Okay, sure. He can fight with Crawford over who gets the honor of third place.

The NHL admits it likes the Montreal Canadiens more than the Toronto Maple Leafs | Eyes On The Prize
Seems legit to me.

Joel Quenneville looked ready to implode after the Blackhawks gave up four goals | SBNation
Patrick Eaves got a hat trick in the first period and Dallas rolls into Nashville on Monday.

Lightning's Stamkos: Answers will come at the trade deadline | Tampa Bay Times
Stamkos spoke to a reporter about his future in Tampa..no answers, but plenty of words.

WATCH: Capitals' Tom Wilson got swallowed whole by the Wild's bench | CBSSports
A linesman eventually levered him out of there with a stick.

Morning 3-on-3 -- Has the Eastern Conference caught up to the West? | ESPN
I have faith in the West getting its act together. Maybe next season, though.

NHL confirms ’17 Draft for Chicago, an ‘ideal setting’ | ProHockeyTalk
I'm surprised they've never had it before.

The Loonie Is Driving NHL Players Crazy | Bloomberg Business
The falling Canadian dollar is starting to make escrow a real issue.

Is it Drew Doughty's time to win the Norris Trophy? | USA Today
"At least I have Cups," Doughty said darkly, before destroying a half-built IKEA desk.

Grin and Bear It: NHL Players Say Losing Teeth Part of Game | ABC News
Interestingly, teeth guards are more likely to reduce the risk of concussion than keep teeth where they belong.