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Saturday's Dump & Chase: Predators Prospects Face Off

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With USA taking on Canada today at the US Evaluation camp, we could see Tom Novak face off against both Dante Fabbro and Samuel Girard.

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Throughout this past week, players from the US, Canada, Sweden, and Finland have been trying to gain spots on their respective clubs' rosters for the upcoming World Junior Championship. Nashville Predators prospect Rem Pitlick was sadly cut from team USA but the Predators could still have three prospects represent their respective countries in U20 championship.

Novak has had a pretty solid Camp with 3 goals and 1 assist in 4 games. He has been a fixture in the top six in all games he has played for the red, white, and blue. For Canada, Fabbro and Girard have each had one game experience with no points. All three of those players could face off today as team USA takes on team Canada.

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With all the focus on getting the name for the team, Foley did the right thing in making sure he got his assistant GM and scouts hired before focusing on the fluff.

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Those jerseys are awesome. But do they make me want to watch the heritage classic? Nope.

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After bouncing back from blows on and off the ice, Jack Johnson is relishing returning to Team USA | ESPN
Oi. This shows just how bad Team USA is going to be at the World Cup of Hockey.

Sielski: Waiting on young players is tough for Philly fans | Philly.com
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Mika Zibanejad ready to take 'next step' with Rangers | USA Today
The Rangers did a nice job of getting some cap space and picking up a player with solid potential in return.

Lawson Crouse a Florida Panthers player to watch this season | ESPN
Crouse is a big boy and Florida is a big team. I hope he pans out because he would make Florida that much more fun to watch.

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I love the cowboy hat and getup. PK is definitely making a big effort to embrace his new home.

The Predators hat!

6 weeks #monstermode

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