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Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Country Music Affair

The CMA Awards are at Bridgestone Arena tonight. Plan your commutes accordingly today, Nashville.

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Nashville Predators

Predators vs. Blue Jackets: Nashville ends road trip with 3-1 win | The Tennessean
Preds close out their roadie winning 3 out of 4! Not bad! I stand pat by my Free Miikka Salomaki Twitter campaign. He’s stepped up and the Preds need to utilize him.

The Little Things: Fourth Line, Bottom Pair Step Up In Cali | On the Forecheck
All the little things you might have missed on the road trip and one last Girard highlight for the road. We’ll be seein’ ya G!

Gordo: Predators muscle up while Blues stand pat | Jeff Gordon |
“Muscle up” sounds more like what the Pens did when they picked up Reeves. The Turris trade is more or less “Achievement Unlocked” for the Preds.

Hockey News & Notes

NHL’s reliance on the Chicago Blackhawks in outdoor games is getting old |
Seriously, what they said! We can only watch Chicago vs Made Up NHL Rivalry: Outdoor Classic so many times. It’s just old news.

5 things we learned in the NHL: Keller early Calder Trophy frontrunner |
“Congratulations, your team sucked but you were great. Hang in there, it’s all downhill from here!” Is what I imagine they’ll tell Keller when he wins the Calder.

What we learned in the NHL last week: Duchene moves, Coyotes win and the Oilers struggle | LA Times
Coyotes winning...Oilers can’t string two wins together...what year is it?

NHL trade rumors 2017: Who could be the next star on the move? |
We invested so much time in the Duchene trade now that it’s over I don’t know what hockey Twitter will speculate wildly about for the next two years. Somehow I’m sure it will still involve Duchene.

NHL Power Rankings: Rangers, Predators on the rise as Lightning stay on top| CBS Sports
The Preds are on the rise, with good reason! I imagine it will take a few games to adjust to Turris but I can’t wait to see what the offense can do now.

Jagr returns to Flames lineup against Canucks | NHL
Jagr didn’t miss a single game last year? I’m exhausted after a month and I’m not even playing.