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Tuesday's Dump & Chase: Upstate

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The Predators head to upstate New York to play the Buffalo Sabres tonight. Point streak on the line!

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Nashville Predators News

Saros Standing Tall in Predators Net
Cool stuff here, but buried in the article is the fact that Chris Mason is a damn good hockey voice that needs to be in the public eye more. Like a LOT more.

Poile Prepared for However Trade Deadline Plays Out
"If we don't do anything, we open after the trading deadline with eight defenseman and 15 forwards, and that's pretty good depth to have," Poile said Friday from his office at Bridgestone Arena. "We know that nothing is going to be perfect down the stretch and in the playoffs in terms of your health and guys playing well, but that's pretty good depth to start with."

Yyyyeah, I just feel like that means he ain't doing anything. Poile sees these prices and he ain't stupid.

Filip Forsberg's goal-scoring run at historic level
Heh. Forsberg had three goals in his first 30 games.

Trades!

Blues trade Kevin Shattenkirk to Capitals
At first I couldn't understand why people were freaking out about the Capitals going "all in" with this trade, but then I realized I couldn't name a single Washington defenseman except for Orpik and Niskanen. So yeah, this is probably a good trade for the Caps. Getting a top four defensemen to go along with the best offense in the NHL.

Congrats, Barry.

Alexandre Burrows traded to Senators by Canucks
Well, we've been waiting for a worse trade than Forsberg for Erat. I think we may have found it.

Brian Boyle traded to Maple Leafs by Lightning
This trade, on the other hand, makes a lot of sense. Tampa gets a 2nd round pick and Toronto gets some depth.

Canadiens acquire defenceman Jordie Benn from Stars - Sportsnet.ca
Not a terrible move for the Canadiens, meanwhile the Dallas Stars fire-sale is in full swing. Up next, Patrick Sharp?

Other Hockey News

Alex Galchenyuk gives Canadiens win in overtime | NHL.com
Ever since the Devils traded Vernon Fiddler away they've been in shambles.

Tampa Bay Lightning 5, Ottawa Senators 1 | NHL.com
Tyler Johnson had two assists, Jonathan Drouin had three. Fun facts!

Wild prospect suspended six games for off-ice brawl
What a bunch of goons. Get this crap out of the sport, dude.