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Friday's Dump & Chase: It's Nashville's Turn

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Thursday, I learned that Filip Forsberg and Mattias Ekholm make regular pilgrimages to another city to go to Ikea. How many more Swedes do the Predators have to draft? Have we somehow hit a tipping point with having too many, and the company assumes there's already one here? I'm really concerned about these guys traveling to Memphis.

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Nashville News & Notes

Predators' Colin Wilson looks to put struggles behind him | The Tennessean
If he can continue to drive play, I won't complain too much about his utter inability to put the puck in the net.

Ryan Johansen is looking forward to the postseason with the Nashville Predators | ESPN
I'm going to need a photograph of Doug and Dug together.

Expansion Will Force Predators To Lose Key Player | TSS
One team? I'm not particularly worried. Two? A bit more.

More than ever Weber steers clear of penalty box | Nashville Post
"I guess I’m getting soft," Weber said.

Around Hockey

Quebecor will pursue NHL team dream despite cheap Canadian dollar, CEO says | CBC News
While the low Canadian dollar won't be deterring Quebecor, it will be deterring the NHL.

500! Marian Hossa on verge of making NHL history with Blackhawks | Chicago Tribune
Marian Hossa getting his 500th goal was a foregone conclusion before the beginning of this season, but it's looking less and less likely.

Jared Boll suspended 4 games | NHL.com
The Philly blogosphere is saying that's a lot, so it's probably a bit high.

Johnny Football and Johnny Hockey: a timeline of two careers | SI.com
Please like my sport.

John Scott: NHL All-Star in hockey exile in St. John's | Sportsnet.ca
Newfoundland is a strange place.

Ilya Kovalchuk will play in China for KHL expansion team: Report | Puck Daddy
His fall from grace was as abrupt as it is bizarre.

Matthews named to US roster for IIHF World Championship | TSN
I'm honestly surprised this is being announced, as I'd assumed it was happening ever since he played in the exhibition game last year.

How the Ducks went from last place to Stanley Cup contenders this season | CBSSports
It was amusing to envision a post season without the Ducks, but it wasn't going to happen.

Boston Bruins don't want a repeat of last season's finish | ESPN
"We have to realize that we don't want to be in a position like that year where we go into the last game banking on another team to lose."

Not Hockey

I'm Obsessed With The Nashville Hot Chicken That Almost Killed Me | Deadspin
This is why I stick with mild.