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Monday’s Dump & Chase: Titan Up!

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The boys are back in town and rookie camp is underway. Life is good in Nashville!

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Preds Serve as Titans' 12th Man
The Tennessee Titans and the Nashville Predators have formed a nice bond over the last several months. After the Titans offensive line served as 'hype men' during the Preds amazing Stanley Cup Final run slamming beers and holding up catfish, the Preds returned the favor and were all collectively the '12th Titan' before today's game. Roman Josi slammed the gladiator sword into the center logo and it gave me goosebumps.

Preds Rookies Fall to Lightning in Game 2
Game 2 of the rookie preseason camp didn't go well as the Tampa Bay rookies dropped six on the Nashville youngsters. Time to regroup and move on boys.

Poile, Laviolette Update Status of Ellis, Bonino, Preds Captaincy
The head coach and the GM updated the media Thursday as rookie camp opened, saying that Ryan Ellis and Nick Bonino would not be with the team as they open camp to the full roster on the 16th. Poile and Lavi are also still searching for a new captain after the retirement of Mike Fisher. They're taking the process very seriously.

Matt O’Connor Working On Technique at Predators Rookie Camp - On the Forecheck
If you haven't had the chance to read the crazy story of how goaltender Matt O'Connor went from highly sought after college free agent, to a possible starter for the Milwaukee Admirals, you should. It's is unbelievable.

Mattias Ekholm Hosting Charity Youth Clinic a 'No-Brainer'
What a two for one here from Mattias Ekholm. Host a clinic for Nashville youth hockey players (and sell it out) then give all the proceeds to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Well done Mattias!

News & Notes from Around the Hockey World

Drew Doughty says he’s open to leaving Kings in 2 years if they’re not a contender - SBNation.com
If a Predators alternate captain said this, I would want him gone immediately. What will the Kings do with one of their current "team leaders"?

Craig's List | 7 Things To Watch As NHL Training Camps Begin
Are you ready kids?

NHL players show off their art skills by drawing team logos - SBNation.com
Whoever came up with this idea, you're a genius. These had me laughing.

Jets feeling pressure to step up this season
It's no wonder the Jets are feeling the pressure! They have only made the playoffs once since moving from Atlanta back to Winnipeg back in 2012 and the year they made it, they were swept by the Ducks.

Blue Jackets brass confident in chances at winning Stanley Cup
You know what they say, dream big. Keep dreaming Seth Jones. You have some pretty stiff competition there in the Eastern Conference.

Enjoy your Monday everyone! Try to have a great week and remember, training camp starts Saturday!