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Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Seize The Day

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Pekka Rinne’s been playing like a man who knows his time with the Nashville Predators is winding down. The rest of the team shouldn’t take that for granted.

NHL: Calgary Flames at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Predators vs. Flames: Nashville blows two-goal third-period lead | The Tennessean
Rinne absolutely stood on his head last night and the Preds still managed to blow it. They’re never going to make it to the post season if they can’t get over whatever is keeping them from giving it 100% for three full periods every night.

The Little Things: A Look at Some Under the Radar Plays in Nashville | On the Forecheck
Despite blowing early leads, it’s not all bad in the Ville! Plenty of the things Corey mentioned are reasons the Preds found so much success last year. Now if we can just get Lavy to stop scratching Girard and Salomaki.

ESPN: NHL's Nashville Predators are the best value in sports | Nashville Business Journal
I’m not surprised by this, people who have been to at least one regular season Preds game are not surprised by this, but still, people were surprised by this. The Preds have put a lot of time and effort into building the organization over the past 20 years. It’s going to take a lot more than some salty Pens fans on Twitter to take that success away from them.

NHL Schedule: Predators and Blackhawks lead national television games | Fansided
Yes! Feed the rivalry! Feed their hate!

Now give us an outdoor game.

Hockey News & Notes

Patrick leaves Flyers game against Ducks | NHL
Things got brutal in Philly last night.

Apparently you can superman punch someone on ice skates and it’s not a big deal. Starting in 2020 all UFC fights will take place on ice.

Weber helps Canadiens top Panthers, end losing streak | NHL
It’s fine, I’m just having one of those “that’s our boy” proud moments. I’m sure all of Montreal feels the same.

Down Goes Brown: 10 radical NHL All-Star Game fixes | Sportsnet.ca
The only one of these I can see happening in the near future would be an outdoor All-Star Game. Everything else is a bit of a stretch.

NHL - Early-season surprise teams - which trends will continue? | ESPN
The Vegas Golden Knights are going to win the Stanley Cup aren’t they?

16-year-old NHL prospect Jack Hughes scores goal of the year candidate | SBNation.com
Sixteen years old. What are they feeding kids these days?