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Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Bummed Out By Bye Week

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There’s not a lot of on-ice action, but there’s plenty going on.

NHL: Nashville Predators at Vegas Golden Knights
Just wanted to use a picture of Tony.
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Nashville Predators News

Cap crunch: The teams set up for long-term success, and the ones that are doomed – ProHockeyTalk
For as much love as the Nashville Predators receive in this article, you'd think they'd give them a little more credit when NBC covers the game!

Preds, Montgomery County, Fort Campbell Host Clarksville Broomball Match
Montgomery County had some former Predators on the team, including Hall Gill, who do you think took home the trophy?

Hockey & Heels Registration | Nashville Predators
Are you a lady? Do you like Hockey? This may be the event for you! And, you might see my wife!

Preds & Threads | Nashville Predators
If you have a taste for fashion, an interest in well-dressed professional athletes, or an interest in both, then this is the event for you. I will add, however, that it seems a bit pricey. Of course, you can't take it with you, but it can get you pretty exclusive access to the Predators.

Around Hockey

Carolina Hurricanes sale | Thomas Dundon press conference, Jan. 12, 2018 | News & Observer
Guys, he wasn't wearing a suit at the press conference. What kind of wacky antics lie ahead? Will it be a new era in Carolina or meet the new boss, same as the old boss?

How not to rebuild: Inside the missteps of a Sabres tank gone horribly wrong | NHL | Sporting News
Expensive contracts...long term contracts, new coaching staff, and continued bad results. What went wrong?

New smell test emerges for goaltenders
Don't read too much into this title. I was under the impression that there was a new anti-cleanliness fad among the world's goaltenders, but I was mistaken.

Lightning’s Victor Hedman out 3-6 weeks with lower-body injury
Major blow to their defensive corps. The video, which is not included, looks pretty gnarly. Looks like their young guys in the back are going to have to step up big time.

Cogliano signs three-year contract with Ducks
Just another Duck we have to see for the next three and a half years.

Maybe You Missed It?

We’ve had some awesome stuff to read (and hear) at On The Forecheck this week. Check it out!

The Forecheck Podcast: Episode 27 - Conor McKenna - On the Forecheck
40 minutes of Alex's sweet, sweet voice.

The Weekender: No One Wants to Drive on Ice - On the Forecheck
Realignment, beautiful cedar, several mention of Eeli Tolvanen, and some trade talk. Enjoy The Weekender!