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Thursday's Dump & Chase: Mad Offline

While the internet is still twittering about our shiny new banners, the Preds have the opportunity to salvage their home opener performance with a game against the Jets tonight.

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NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Nashville Predators at Winnipeg Jets Terrence Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Comparing William Nylander’s situation to Nikita Kucherov’s two years ago - Raw Charge
The folks over at Raw Charge crunch some numbers regarding RFA salaries.

31 Thoughts: NHL embracing new era of fun, personality -
Hot take: I absolutely do not care about the Hurricanes' post-win celebration for games I am not watching.

‘Friendly competition’ between Tavares, Matthews drives Leafs -
Okay, but given their usual facial expressions, how would we *really* know?

Brady Tkachuk’s first NHL goal puts family in rare territory – ProHockeyTalk
It will take quite a few more of those to justify Ottawa's retention of the pick used to draft him.

Rangers coach Quinn sends bold message by benching Shattenkirk, Hayes |
On one hand, lol the Rangers. On the other hand, aren't they tanking?

It’s not just Jacob Markstrom; save percentages are down across the NHL | Vancouver Courier
Despite the only very minor uptick in goals scored through this many games, save percentage has dipped more significantly.

NHL: Golden Knights' magic run out? Offense to lead Maple Leafs ? | USA Today
Leave me to my delusions about the Golden Knights' fate.

Five NHL Records That Will Be Broken | The Hockey Writers
A few here that I hadn't considered that we may see broken in the next two years.