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Monday’s Dump and Chase: Don’t You Worry, Child

The Preds picked up their first win in 2018 on Saturday evening, and they’re back in town for some home cooking. Their first home matchup of 2018 is Tuesday evening against the slumping Oilers.

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The Tennessean

Nashville Predators News

Cooper, Gallant, Laviolette, Trotz named coaches for NHL All-Star Game
Congrats, Coach Laviolette!

Nashville Predators | 3 Simple Things They Must Do to Win the Cup
Nixon believes that the Preds have to do three things to win the Cup in June: 1. Establish their style early. 2. Stop taking penalties. 3. Remain healthy. Agree or disagree? What would you add to this list?

Preds Extend Learn to Skate to Children with Disabilities
Press releases like this show me that hockey fever truly has hit Tennessee. This awesome event, hosted by the Most Beautiful Captain Roman Josi, is a perfect example of why the Predators are not just a hockey team...they're part of the Nashville community.

Milwaukee Admirals News

Shootout; Admirals Beat Wild 4-3 – Admirals Roundtable
The baby Predators took out the Iowa Wild on Saturday evening. My favorite Admiral Harry Zolnierczyk netted a sweet shootout goal to seal the victory for the Ads.

Admirals' Bobby Butler prepares for Olympics
Here's a piece from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about forward Bobby Butler. If you missed it, this Milwaukee Admiral has been selected for the US Olympic hockey team. I can't wait to watch him and the rest of the US squad hit the ice next month.

Around the NHL

5 questions entering second half of NHL season
Could we see a Predators-Golden Knights showdown for the Western Conference title this season? (cries quietly about Neal) It's clear Knights are defying everyone's expectations.

Bergevin doesn't envision trade scenario to fix Canadiens - Video - TSN
Guess this means no Pacioretty to Nashville? Is this a ruse?

NHL Halftime Report: The Best & Worst of 2017-18 (so far) | The Hockey News
Former Predator Carter Hutton getting some love here...he's a solid backup for Jake Allen in St. Louis.

NHL Trade Rumors: James Neal, Jaromir Jagr, John Tavares, More
I think Tavares will ultimately stay with the Islanders, and I'd certainly like to see what moves the Oilers make.

NHL trade rumors: Jaromir Jagr looking to exit Flames, per reports -
Will the Czech legend gather any interest from any NHL clubs this season, or will he make the leap overseas?

6 things that have gone wrong for the Edmonton Oilers this season -
I really thought the Oilers would be the team to beat this season. I picked them to beat the Preds in the Western Conference Finals and then go on to win the Cup. It doesn't look like that's a possibility at all right now for this struggling club.

USNTDP hockey model will lead to world domination
I'm really excited to see USA hockey do big things. Perhaps the Team USA womens’ hockey team will see gold at the upcoming Olympic Games.