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Saturday's Dump & Chase: Parade Meets Rain

Just when actual players were hitting the ice, we were hit with harder news about our bearded battle battered buddy.

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Nashville Predators News

Breaking: Ryan Ellis to Miss Beginning of Season - On the Forecheck
If Neal to LVGK and Fisher's retirement weren't enough, here's a great big ol' bucket of disappointment.

Ellis injury hurts, but don't be too concerned about the Predators blueline | The Hockey News
Alexei Emelin makes so much more sense after hearing this. I take comfort in this article.

Predators: Nick Bonino likely to miss preseason recovering from injury

In a cruel twist of fate, his new teammate, PK Subban fired the shot responsible for the injury.

Preds Prospects Look to Impress During Rookie Camp
Carrier and Kirkland are ready to fight for a spot. Hear a little bit more about them here.

Predators: No timetable to name new captain
We've waited this long, what's another long stretch of uncertainty?

Around Hockey

Golden Knights may begin season without captain
Captain by committee? Also, a James Neal injury update!

Flyers goalie prospect Anthony Stolarz out indefinitely (knee surgery) – ProHockeyTalk
I feel pretty bad for this guy. Seems like a good career may be derailed by bad luck and bad circumstances.

Your wallet trembles at second run of NHL Funko pop dolls – ProHockeyTalk
Personally, I love these things. I can imagine a video series in which terrible things happen to Crosby and Kesler.

Habs prospect Reway: ‘It’s going to be difficult’ in comeback from heart condition – ProHockeyTalk

Interesting and inspiring read. Those yearly check-ups can be a lifesaver.

Welcome to the Bandwagon

Last week we learned that sticks could do more than fire off slap shots; this week we learn all of the things you can do with your body (in hockey).

Standard of Play & Rule Emphasis - Body Checking
This clearly defines all bodily contact in hockey and explains the repercussions for them.

Delivering a Hockey Check - YouTube
A step by step guide to checking for the uninitiated.