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Sunday's Dump & Chase: Moving On

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Seth Jones' return to Nashville has come and gone, and now there's seven games left in the regular season. The Western Conference standings are still very much in flux, but the Preds have a really good chance of finishing in the top three of the division. Onward and upward! Or maybe just stay in the four spot and play Los Angeles (or Dallas.... or St. Louis).

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Nashville News & Notes

Nashville Predators launches new hockey program in Knoxville | Local 8
This Preds youth hockey outreach program is slated to reach six different cities this fall.

On Johansen, Five Q&As | BlueJackets Xtra
Lots of good quotes about Johansen in here.

The Predators created a 9.6 pound cheeseburger monstrosity | SBNation
How about a cheeseburger with pizza for crusts instead?

Around Hockey

Reinhart rallies Sabres past Jets | TSN
Ah, the fruits of tanking.

Avalanche playoff hopes crushed in loss to Wild: 4 things to know | CBSSports
The Wild won that game exactly how they always win those games. They're currently scheduled for a second round exit against the Blackhawks.

Babcock: Maple Leafs 'in a much better situation than I could have hoped' | theScore
...Sure.

New York Rangers' Kevin Klein focused on long postseason run | ESPN
He should open up an eco-friendly B&B in Tennessee; it'd be a hit with Preds fans and hipsters alike.

Here’s Justin Bieber wearing an Oilers jersey Wayne Gretzky gave him | For The Win
I don't understand anything that's going on here.

North Dakota hockey player scores and immediately gets leveled by a ref | SBNation
The ref just wanted to celebrate with him.

Blanking Blues: St. Louis reels off team-record fourth straight shutout | ProHockeyTalk
That's an amazing record. Would be a shame for there to be an annual playoff goalie controversy coming up in a couple of weeks.

Replacing Stralman won't be easy for Lightning | Tampa Bay Times
"I'd rather have Stralman and not the rallying cry," Cooper said, who clearly doesn't have time for our narratives.

Coyotes to warm up in Diamondbacks hockey jerseys | Arizona Sports
Those are pretty neat. Too bad wearing jerseys modeled after the local baseball team in Nashville would interfere with the #brand.

Doughty dealing damage to Hall’s offensive output | Edmonton Journal
I don't expect him to win the Norris, but if he does, there will be whining.