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Friday’s Dump & Chase: Somethin’ Bad

So the little stir Joffrey Lupul decided to cause on his instagram has reached the NHL...

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Nashville News & Notes

Emelin Not Just Physical Presence for Preds | Nashville Predators
Ah, hitting. Truly that one element to get the Predators' blue line over the hump to elite.

Predators: Scott Hartnell returns to Nashville with different role | The Tennessean
"Every shift was a little bit of an adventure," Predators general manager David Poile said of Hartnell's early playing days. "He tried so hard, battled so hard. It seemed like he was exhausted every shift. He either hit somebody or fell down. ... I don’t think he’s ever changed.”

Vivid Seats National Hockey League Ticket Pricing Preview Reveals Some Surprises for the 2017-2018 | PR Newswire
Nashville is pretty far up there, which doesn’t surprise my wallet.

Around Hockey

31 Thoughts: Would teams want tougher policing on LTIR? -
RE: #26: Or....

Why NHLers hate analytics -- TSN
This is a heavily editorialized title, but it's interesting to see how NHL players think of stats.

Kings outlast Canucks in first edition of NHL China Games – ProHockeyTalk
I caught about twenty minutes of the game before work, and it looks like they managed to figure out the fog problems just in time.

Vegas Golden Knights dominating secondary-ticket market | USA Today
It may also be that their primary ticketing website is a massive pile of garbage, but that's just me...

How defensemen became the league's most valuable asset | ESPN
Poor Taylor Hall.

Team USA Rules Out Including NHL Draft-Eligible Prospects | US News
"We're going to be too good," says someone who I lost faith in before I even got to their name in the article.