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Wednesday's Dump & Chase: Balance

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The old saying work smarter, not harder, the Nashville Predators need to find the mid-way point between the two.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Predators waste Forsberg hat trick, lose to Flames in OT - The Tennessean
The beauty of a Filip Forsberg hatty, a Colin Wilson sighting, and a P.K. Subban goal, this game had it all! Except for a win, which is kind of important.

Flames blow 4-1 lead, rally to beat Predators 6-5 in OT (Feb 21, 2017) | FOX Sports
This game says a lot about both teams. The Flames really had no business blowing a 4-1 lead and then coming back to win in over time. Then again, the Predators probably had no business coming back from a 3-goal deficit either. Hockey is weird.

Teen With Cystic Fibrosis Gets Bedroom Makeover From Nashville Predators Foundation - News Channel 5
The Predators Foundation hitting us right in the feels again.

Hockey News & Notes

Bye weeks proving to be disastrous for NHL teams - Chicago Tribune
The stats don't lie here, bye weeks have not been kind to many in the league, and could use some re-evaluation.

NHL and NHLPA in talks to reduce competitive disparity in league schedule - ESPN.com
Furthermore, the NHL realizes that the current bye-week formatting hasn't worked this season. I'm all for players getting some rest, but the amount of back to back games teams are seeing this season to accommodate bye weeks is a bit much.

Morning Skate: More NHL teams should publicly shame ‘the wave’ - SBNation.com
In a world where the Coyotes' franchise is hanging by a thread, they're the heroes NHL fans didn't know they needed.

NHL Trade Rumors: Examining Latest Reports as 2017 Deadline Approaches | Bleacher Report
With the trade deadline approaching, the anticipation of who will make the first move still lingers. Is anyone going to get traded? Anyone? Someone? At least one, right?

NHL 100: Legion of Doom highlights hockey's all-time iconic lines - NHL on CBC Sports
Legion of Doom sounds like a video game that no one realizes is a hockey game until they buy it. Then one day someone will turn that video game into a movie, and no one will realize that the movie is a hockey movie based on a video game, and it will be an instant cult classic. *After a quick Google search, the creators will inevitably be sued by DC Comics...tread lightly.*

NHL -- Slap Shot, Miracle the best hockey movies of all time - ESPN
Speaking of hockey movies, Slap Shot is turning 40. Personally I think you have to sneak Wayne's World onto a hockey movie list, because no one captured the struggles of street hockey like Wayne and Garth. CAR!!!!