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Thursday's Dump & Chase: Wake Me Up When September Ends

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It seems like just yesterday that I was writing a title hailing the beginning of August, and here we are on its final day. Getting closer....

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Nashville Predators News

Photos: Bid On Custom 'Predzilla' Nissan GT-R | NHL.com
Anyone have $101,000 (possibly more at time of publication) to give me real quick?

New York Rangers' NHL Ranking: 2nd Nashville Predators | Blue Line Station
A cool look at the Preds from the perspective of a out-of-conference team. However, unless I'm misunderstanding the series, they have the Rangers ranked 3rd in the NHL going into next season. That's an...interesting take.

Central Division Roundup

Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25 for 2017: Alex DeBrincat ranks No. 3 after dominating juniors | Second City Hockey
DeBrincat has a cool name and seems like a good player, but can he score a goal at the UC in the playoffs?

Dallas Stars: Why the Stars' championship window is 'probably a decade or more,' according to Mike Heika | SportsDay
Okey dokey then.

The Pominville trade was worse than you think | Hockey Wilderness
The headline really says it all here.

'It has to be this year': Wheeler on Jets | Winnipeg Sun
With a load of young talent and seasoned vets, the Jets are looking to take the next step and become true contenders in the playoffs for the first time in the organization's 17-season history (dating back to Atlanta).

Around the Hockeyverse

Doan says goodbye, offers heartfelt 'thank you' to Coyotes fans | NHL.com
A lot of us will have not-fond memories of Doan, but 402 goals and 972 points speak for themselves. He will likely receive Hall of Fame consideration for not only his on-ice game, but his contributions to hockey in the desert.

NHL, NHLPA donate $200,000 to hurricane relief in Houston area | NHL.com
The NHL is jumping into the fray of professional sports organizations donating to relief efforts in Houston.

Nine NHLers most likely to spend entire career with one team - Sportsnet.ca
In light of Shane Doan's retirement, Sportsnet provides a look at players who might follow in his footsteps as single-team players.