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Finally!! There are actually too many interesting articles to put in one Dump & Chase. It must be time to hockey!

NFL: Oakland Raiders at Tennessee Titans Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Smashville News:

Predators help hype Titans at home opener | Tennessean
"The Predators roster collectively served as the "Honorary 12th Titan."" My favorite part is when they all fall down after the sword plant. :-)

9/11 Memorial Hockey Game Raises Money For Good Cause - NewsChannel 5 Nashville
"A hockey game honored those who lost their lives on 9/11 and raised money for a good cause." Did we know the fire department had a hockey team?

Girard Wants to Be Next Star Defenseman for Preds | NHL
"When the Nashville Predators arrived at the 47th pick of the 2016 NHL Draft, Samuel Girard was still available, a pleasant surprise to the club's scouting staff." Our future D-man sounds like a good pick.

Central Division News:

What comes next? Five questions facing the Blackhawks this season | CSN Chicago
"The Blackhawks start training camp on Friday so Tracey Myers tries to answer five questions facing the team this season." Question number four should be question number one and will be fun to speculate on as the season progresses.

Report: Sakic expects Duchene to report to Avalanche training camp | ProHockeyTalk
The question is less "will he" (Duchene seems the type to honor a contract.) than "should he". What his return does to the team is on you Sakic. You obviously went to the Torts school of how to treat a top talent.

Hitchcock has game plan for Benn, Stars | NHL.com
Good to know.

Other Hockey News:

#NHLTopPlayers: Nos. 40-31 | NHL.com
No current Predators on the list. I love that Shea Weber is listed ahead of Jonathan Toews. Hopefully next year Ryan Johansen will be too.

Nieuwendyk, Jagr portraits unveiled | NHL.com
"This week, the portraits of forwards Jaromir Jagr and Joe Nieuwendyk are unveiled." The flow! The flow!

Red Wings general manager eyes return to playoffs
Attention Mr. Holland. This is not the way to inspire those who may have to step up this year. "The players replacing those [injured] players are not as good as those players," Holland said. "Those are NHL players."

Cunningham enjoying new role as Coyotes pro scout | NHL.com
"Craig Cunningham is back where he belongs. It's early September, the NHL season is around the corner, and Cunningham, 26, is in a hockey rink preparing for the upcoming season." So happy he has returned to the sport in another capacity. Class move Coyotes.

NHL - Former Toronto Maple Leaf Rich Clune's latest role - actor | ESPN.com
"Whether on the ice or in front of the camera, veteran Rich Clune is comfortable playing his part." Good on you Rich! Another "Clune-y" for Hollywood.

Bonus News:

NHL 18 Review - Proving One Game Mode at a Time That Innovation Is Everything | COGconnected
For those who play the game.