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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: No-Slacking November?

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Last year, we saw Pekka Rinne alternate excellent months of play with poor ones for most or all of the regular season. Can he avoid the same trend this year after a hot October?

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

Nashville Predators News

A Comparison of Two Octobers for the Predators | NHL.com
Willy Daunic compares the last two Octobers of hockey that the Predators organization has played. Both were underwhelming in different ways, though more because of slow starts for most players last season and injuries and lack of depth scoring this year.

Central Division Roundup

Chicago Blackhawks' 5 Thoughts From Skid-Snapping Win Over Flyers | Blackhawk Up
Chicago blanked Philly 3-0 last night. Yay.

Nino Niederreiter is back, and Minnesota is starting to look deep again - Hockey Wilderness
Minnesota is looking to use their newly-reaquired-from-injury forward to begin their climb out of last place in the Central.

Sobotka has come to pass for Blues | St. Louis Blues | stltoday.com
And I have him on my fantasy team too, which is nice.

Connor Hellebuyck can't stop winning as Jets tame Wild | NHL on CBC Sports
Gotta love that "Dumb-a turnover" pun coming from a fairly large national news outlet. Quality.

Around the Hockeyverse

Stamkos named NHL's First Star for October | NHL.com
IF he was in Nashville he would have been all three Stars of the Month!

Hockey Canada unveils Olympic uniforms for 2018 - Sportsnet.ca
I'll take one Girard Team Canada jersey, please.