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Sunday's Dump & Chase: Of Ice and Men

Roster cuts, slashing, suspension, and one very optimistic former Predator.

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Nashville Predators News

Predators Reduce Training Camp Roster to 36 Players
Back to the Milwaukee Admirals. There are still some cuts to be made. Check out an updated roster inside and see who you think will make the opening day roster!

Around Hockey

Colin Wilson feeling refreshed, says he’s found "perfect situation"
Matt Duchene: Tell me again, Colin, tell me about Nashville.

Colin Wilson: Well, Matt, there's a little ol' church they use as a performance hall...

From my forthcoming novel: Of Ice and Men

5 things learned from All-American Prospects Game
Get to know some of the names you'll be hearing at the draft next year.

Antti Niemi had to make a save with his bare hand – ProHockeyTalk
And while you can click a link in the article and see the save, it's more important to note that refs aren't planning to stop play when a goalie loses a glove.

Sept. 22: NHL Preseason Roundup
Nice little write up on Steven Stamkos' goal. Poor Juuse Saros.

Top 12 rookies to watch this season
I saw Alex DeBrincat play a little bit last night. Have you seen any of these 12 guys do anything spectacular yet? Maybe you've seen a glimpse of greatness?

Report: NHL has already made adjustment on slashing, faceoff calls – ProHockeyTalk
So, they've heard the complaints and they've decided to scale it back. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

NHL suspends Tom Wilson two preseason games for interference – ProHockeyTalk
I'm a teacher. Suspending a player from preseason games is like suspending a student for skipping school.

Blue Jackets set sights on elusive next step

Aside from acquiring Panarin, it seems like most of their strategy involves "plans". Last time I checked, players win championships, not plans.

Hossa undergoes ‘independent medical evaluation’ to determine if he’s eligible for LTIR

It will be interesting to see how this plays out. After such a long time in the league, it seems like it would be owed to the guy. But cap space is king.