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Monday’s Dump & Chase: Is it October Yet?

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The middle of July is what I call the “dead period” in sports. It has me, and I’m sure many of you, wondering is it October yet?

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

By the Numbers: David Poile's 20 Years in Nashville
It's been 20 years since the Predators became a franchise, and they've only had one General Manager. Relive David Poile's legacy in Nashville by the numbers.

Bonino Arrives in Nashville, Reaffirms Excitement to Play for Preds
Despite back-to-back Stanley Cup titles, Nick Bonino is still hungry to win and make an impact. He spoke to the media for the first time as a Nashville Predator Thursday, and impressed everyone.

Preds Fired Anthem Singer Tells His Side of Story - Outkick the Coverage
Remember the Predators national anthem singer Dennis K. Morgan? Well he is still complaining and he tells his side of the "story" about why he's upset he wasn't called upon during the Preds playoff run. It's a pretty funny read.

Nashville Predators: Successful season can lead to disappointment
An interesting take on the Predators successful season from Predlines. This really got me thinking about next season. And worrying...

Grant Mismash looks to push way into Predators future
The Predators' second round pick is looking to make a huge impact on the team. And the 18 year-old should fit right into Peter Laviolette's philosophy of getting young talent plenty of NHL exposure immediately.

News & Notes from Around the Hockey World

40 most eye-popping plays of 2016-17
There's nothing like waiting for next season by watching highlights from last season to get you excited!

Connor McDavid tops NHL Network's list of breakout players
Way to go NHL Network! This is a no brainer.

Meet Turkey’s first female hockey team - Daily Sabah
Hockey is growing by leaps and bounds in Turkey. A great read on the first, and only, female hockey team in Istanbul.

Top NHL prospect Rasmus Dahlin shows off his shootout moves - Sportsnet.ca
We as Predators fans have become accustomed to seeing some Swedish danglers (Filip Forsberg, Pontus Aberg, and Viktor Arvidsson). However, we have never had a defensemen who can dangle. Rasmus Dahlin is making a case to be the first overall pick in next year's Entry Draft.

Who is the Tom Brady of today's NHL? - CBSSports.com
Let me give you a little heads up: you won't like any of the names on this list.