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Friday’s Dump & Chase: Mediocrity

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I didn’t link any power rankings, but they’re not very positive this week. Can the team scrape together some offense, please?

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

Nashville News & Notes

Veterans Lindback, Zolnierczyk Contribute to Hot Start for Admirals | Nashville Predators
It's hard to believe it's been that long since Lindback was in Nashville.

KaBoom, Nashville Predators Foundation Build Playground - NewsChannel 5 Nashville
It's the seventh such playground they've constructed.

KaBoom, Nashville Predators Foundation Build Playground - NewsChannel 5 Nashville
It's the seventh such playground they've constructed.

Nicole Kidman Forgot Stephen Was Also In 'Bewitched' - YouTube
At 8:15 she briefly mentions the Predators. I appreciated it.

Around Hockey

Devils aim to ‘get some respect back’ around NHL | Yahoo Sports
I will withhold my final judgment until they play Nashville, but they've been more interesting to watch this season at least.

Repayment of Shipachyov's signing bonus a delicate negotiation - Sportsnet.ca
This is just bizarre and a bad look all around.

St. Louis Blues' stunning start to NHL season rooted in many players | USA Today
"Yeo’s first NHL head coaching job was with the Minnesota Wild (2011-16), and he didn’t have the same success he has known in St. Louis." ...What?

Which NHL team will pull the trigger on the first big trade of the season? | The Hockey News
Someone at The Hockey News is going to start poking general managers with a stick.

Jets’ Patrik Laine on struggles: ‘Hockey is really hard right now’ – ProHockeyTalk
Laine is so refreshing, even with that awful beard.

What makes Stamkos, Kucherov and the Lightning power play so dangerous - Sportsnet.ca
Those numbers are fire.emoji-worthy.

Corey Crawford and 3 other NHL goalies carrying their teams right now - SBNation.com
I'm not sure why Schneider is on this list, given the commentary about him.

The Art of Reduction: Inside Nike’s Sparkling New National Federation Hockey Jerseys - Nike News
I don't understand why hockey jersey designers are determined to make hockey jerseys look like not hockey jerseys.