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Thursday's Dump & Chase: PANICKING TOGETHER

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Remember when we were all looking forward to expansion? Then the harsh reality of the expansion draft came out. Chances are one of your favorite players is leaving your favorite team. And if two teams are granted? TWO players possibly. But the good news is that every team is panicking just like the Preds are. We're all in this together.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

College Hockey: Hobey Baker Memorial Award Announces Top Ten Finalists | NCAA.com
In addition to being a destroyer of worlds in college hockey, Jimmy Vesey speaks Mandarin.

Johansen's Slump Is No Cause For Concern - TSS
Not as long as the team keeps winning and that line doesn't get exploited. Agreed.

Predators picking up steam as playoffs near | Tennessean
This is while Chicago, St. Louis, Dallas, and Minnesota are struggling. *thumbs up*

Milwaukee Admirals to play at UWM's Panther Arena | Sports - WISN Home
This is the old MECCA building that's still upright. But it's big news and a dash of stability for a team that will outlast the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

Other NHL Stuff

Yzerman says Drouin returning to Lightning this season is ‘very realistic’ | The Hockey News
Heh. Don't cross the boss.

NHL -- Q&A with former New York Rangers, Dallas Stars winger Sean Avery | ESPN
This is coming from a guy who once tormented a young player about his lisp and how his wife wasn't pretty enough. Sean Avery was part of the problem, don't kid yourself.

30 Thoughts: Getting closer to expansion answers - Sportsnet.ca
There's a great anecdote from Johansen in here.

GMs would like answers about Kane "loophole" - Article - TSN
I'm just stunned it wasn't David Poile who brought this up.

WATCH: Flyers' Claude Giroux sets up Brayden Schenn goal with clever feed - CBSSports.com
Thanks, Philly. You did well.

New Location For Practice Facility, Creator Expects Announcement Within Month – SinBin.vegas
WELL THEN. LET'S JUST GET ALL KINDS OF EXCITED NOW SHALL WE?

Bolts D Stralman adds offense to become complete player | TBO.com and The Tampa Tribune
The Stralman and Hedman pairing is a good example of what the NHL's future at defense looks like.

Salary cap estimate for next season falls to $74 million, with one notable assumption – ProHockeyTalk
For once, the NHLPA holds the cards.

Scrivens: Lehner a big boy, bit of a psycho - Sportsnet.ca
Thanks, professor.

Quebec City the most natural choice for NHL expansion - Article - TSN
Sure, but who do you move to the west? Or will there be more realignment?

Daly: Teams can only lose one player per expansion team – ProHockeyTalk
This is incredibly helpful. If you (like me) are lost with a lot of this expansion draft talk, this helps.

Canadiens rookie tries to yank Sabres goalie's mask off, somehow doesn't immediately die - SBNation.com
Mild mannered David Legwand at the heart of all of this.

Flyers at Blackhawks recap: Reverse process, same end result as Flyers move into playoff spot - Broad Street Hockey
Congrats, Flyera. Now quit punching your brother in the neck.

Not Hockey

Bayern Munich Score Twice In Extra Time, Beat Juventus In Balls-Out Comeback | Deadspin
Mean ol' Bayern, tromping on your parade.