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Thursday's Dump & Chase: Back to School

Eeli Tolvanen isn't teaching classes at the University of Helsinki this fall, but he schooled former NHL goalie Jhonas Enroth in the first KHL game for each player.

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Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators' TV, radio broadcast teams change | Tennessean
The man who, by most accounts, coined the term JOFA has been replaced by fan favorite (as a goalie and radio color commentator) Chris Mason. A positive change, in my opinion. Hal Gill joins Pete on the radio broadcast, and I don't know enough about Hal's broadcasting savvy to comment.

Clairification: According to this tweet from @WillyD1025, the term JOFA came via a tweet from a fan. They credited him on air.

Video: Eeli Tolvanen nets three goals and an assist in stunning first KHL game | Streamable
Looks like Macaulay, plays like Gretzky? Perhaps an overstatement (it is), but the kid had a great game.

Central Division Roundup

CSN Chicago to become NBC Sports Chicago on Oct. 2 |
I thought NBC Sports was already the flagship station of the Blackhawks? *rimshot*

The Kerfoot Kerfuffle: College free agent will reportedly sign with Avalanche | Fear The Fin
Why am I sharing a story about the Avs that was posted on the Sharks blog? Because of the lit title, of course!

Berglund returns to rehab grind this summer |
The Blues center is back in the Lou for training, but will likely be out of commission until December.

Around the Hockeyverse

Down Goes Brown: Which number yields NHL's best starting lineup? |
Fun look at historical jersey numbers and the lineups created. I'm a bit miffed that Forsberg is not even mentioned for modern players wearing #9, but #Canadian, so...

Brock Boeser and sister Jessica show off sibling rivalry in Da Beauty League showcase game | Russian Machine Never Breaks
NHL players suited up for an exhibition game against players from the Minnesota Special Hockey league, and many happy tears were shed. I love seeing NHL players making an impact in the community!