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Friday’s Dump & Chase: Counting Blessings

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I took in a game at the new T-Mobile Arena in Vegas this week, and let me tell you...we in Nashville have got it good.

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NHL: Nashville Predators at Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Predators: Team searches for identity in 2017-18 after Cup run | USA Today
They're exactly the same team that went to the final. Just without god-like goaltending and Colton Sissons scoring a bunch of goals.

Sounds of Hockey: Players pick their favorites |
Hockey has such a great collections of sounds.

Underlying numbers should give Blackhawks cause for concern – Chicago Sun-Times
Their game against Vegas on Tuesday was like a redux of their sweep by Nashville, but by a worse team.

The Edmonton Oilers shouldn’t be the NHL’s lowest scoring team -
They should be scoring more goals and winning more games, but boy do Chiarelli's many moves to ship off offensive talent look worse and worse.

Four things we learned in the NHL: Pietrangelo early Norris favourite -
You know Karlsson is going to score a million points while skating on half an ankle and win it this year, right?

NHL - 2017-18 Power Rankings - Scary-good player for each team | ESPN

Lucky number 10 |
Weber was instrumental in developing a lot of Nashville's current defense. Unfortunately, the Canadians have a grand total for him to help usher into the league.

Peter Chiarelli Has Made Life Difficult for Connor McDavid and the Oilers - VICE Sports
This article actually refers to Tyler Seguin as a "generational talent". Ladies and gentlemen, we have jumped the shark.

Analyzing the Flyers forward production from the home plate area - Broad Street Hockey
The Flyers' top line is killing it, but the rest of the roster, not so much.

NHL agent causes stir with tweet about Galchenyuk and Julien -
He later deleted the tweet, but joined the list of people involved in this situation I would like to fire into the sun.