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Saturday's Dump & Chase: Lightning Crashes

The Preds close out the preseason tonight against the Lightning, Johansen buys a house, the NHL tries to grease a mayoral election, and the Islanders want out of Brooklyn.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

INTRODUCING: On The Future! | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: You asked for more prospect coverage, so here it is! In depth prospect coverage courtesy of Eric Dunay and Bryant Fair.

Nashville Predators Roll Out New Food and Beverage Options | Nashville Scene
Nothing pairs with hockey quite like a cool refreshing Frosé.

Nashville Predators' Ryan Johansen pays $3.85M for Oak Hill home | Tennessean

Other Hockey News & Notes

What The NHL Is Doing In Calgary Is Pretty Gross | Deadspin
It's starting to get real ugly out in Calgary.

From Barry Petchesky:

"Let’s cut through the sports angle and put in plain terms exactly what’s happening here: A massive, multinational company is inserting itself into Calgary’s mayoral election, attacking an incumbent whose policies are preventing said company from obtaining hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer handouts, and overtly threatening citizens that unless they vote the way the company wants, they’ll leave town."

Every color, patch, change and more are in the Uni Watch NHL season preview | ESPN
If any of you were looking for an overly analytical and unnecessary deep dive into the jersey changes, boy have I found the article for you.

The definitive ranking of the NHL's top 23 left-wingers over three seasons | Sportsnet
Spoiler Alert: #21 is going to bum you out, but #7 will pick you right back up again.

Anderson signs two-year, $9.5 million extension with Senators | TSN
Good for you, Craig. Good for you.

Oilers favoured to wear Pacific Division crown | Sportsnet
The Edmonton Oilers are pegged as +225 favorites to claim the Pacific Division crown this season, and are also a +800 bet to win the Stanley Cup.... Enjoy living up to those expectations, McDavid.

Islanders make bid to leave Brooklyn | TSN
Welp... that didn't last long.

Flyers captain Claude Giroux finding his rhythm at left wing | Sportsnet
It's still early, but Claude Giroux's transition to winger is already showing promising results out of the gate.

Babcock unhappy with Marleau-Kadri-Komarov chemistry | TSN
Of course he is. I don't think Mike Babcock has been happy about anything, ever. Also, it's apparently a very big deal in Toronto that Nazem Kadri lost 5 pounds over the summer. Playing in a market like Nashville must seem like a dream to players.

Murray owns the crease as Penguins chase three-peat | TSN
CONFESSION: I kind of like Matt Murray.... I'm sorry.