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Friday's Dump & Chase: Too Little, Too Late

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The general managers are meeting shortly, and the draft lottery will be a topic of discussion. More specifically, putting limits on how often a team can pick first overall. Both Tim Murray and myself would like to point out that Connor McDavid is already on the Edmonton Oilers.

And get well, PK.

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Nashville News & Notes

Neal Supports Young Fan Through Surgery | Nashville Predators
James Neal didn't just make a fancy mural with the Smilezone Foundation.

Hard-hitting Miikka Salomaki finds role with Predators | The Tennessean
They don't call him the Finnish bull for nothing.

Third-period goals a positive sign for Predators | Nashville Post
I'm so happy for these franchise records that keep being broken, but honestly it's kind of depressing. Forsberg is going to own our leaderboard by the end of his third full season.

Putting Perspective into Preds OT Losses | Nashville Predators
Losing 3-on-3 is frustrating, leaving all those points on the table. I'm more worried about the team not being able to win the race to the first goal in playoff overtime.

Around Hockey

P.K. Subban leaves game on stretcher after scary injury - Sportsnet.ca
P.K. Subban was stretchered off the ice late in Thursday's game between the Canadiens and Sabres after a collision with teammate Alexei Emelin.

Morning Skate: Everything you love is overrated, including pie and the NHL Winter Classic | SBNation
These opinions are bad and the author should feel bad.

Oilers' Darnell Nurse is hockey's new nuclear deterrent | Sportsnet.ca
Darnell Nurse needs to chill just a little bit.

Avalanche's Landeskog suspended three games during playoff race | CBSSports
The Av's playoff chances just diminished some.

Wild can't capitalize against shorthanded, lowly Oilers - StarTribune.com
But then, the Avs were handed a gift.

Report: Coyotes eyeing Tempe or Scottsdale for new arena | ProHockeyTalk
The saga continues.

C’Mon Ref: The case for a coach’s challenge on ejections | TSN
I don't want to inject any more coach's challenges into the game.

NHL - New York Islanders coach Jack Capuano calls out players | ESPN
The article is titled poorly, but Capuano is not the league's best coach.

Red Deer man refuses to remove baseball cap for driver's licence photo | CBC News
Congrats on your fifteen minutes of Canadian fame and ultimately unsuccessful and expensive legal battle.

Sloppy Firsts: Not a Habit of Highly Effective Hockey Teams | Japers' Rink
The Caps are going to need to clean this up before it bites them in the second round (again).

Broken System: Wild penalty killing has faults all over the ice. | Hockey Wilderness
I'll leave the system analysis in Caroline's much more capable hands, but the Wild's PK is terrible.

Yahoo Sports Partners with NHL To Bring Fans Free, Live Games | Yahoo
Yahoo will be offering free NHL streaming up to four times a week (blackouts still apply). The NFL streaming was a great success, but I'm skeptical given the NHL's recent technical troubles.