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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Jersey Boys

Fairly typical October week, as teams start to figure out how good or not-good they really are. Tonight, the Preds go to Prudential Center to face a talented young Devils team.

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NHL: New Jersey Devils at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News

Predators goalie Troy Grosenick will never forget to pack passport again |
It came out yesterday that Svoboda got the call-up for Saturday's game due to Grosenick forgetting to bring his passport to the airport in advance of the game in Edmonton. *["Yakety Sax" plays]*

Photos: Preds' Fan Favorite Tootoo Announces Retirement |
TOOT TOOT!!! Side note: it's easy to forget how different Nashville's unis used to look.

Central Division Roundup

Defenseman Erik Gustafsson's offensive skills help fuel Blackhawks' strong start - Chicago Tribune
Gustafsson seems to have a permanent home in Chicago, and the 'Hawks hope he can begin to take on the role of a steady NHL d-man sooner rather than later.

Minnesota Wild: Is Zach Parise this season's Eric Staal?
More love for Zach Parise, this time from FanSided.

Bortuzzo's injury, Bouwmeester's struggles keep Blues defense in flux | St. Louis Blues |
The Blues haven't played the same set of defensemen in back to back games this year, likely a big culprit in their Central-worst 2-3-3 record through the first 8 games of the season.

Around the Hockeyverse

NHL - Superstars roundtable - Is Vegas Flu real, rule changes, Seattle team name, financial advice |
Just the type of fluffy but interesting piece on which ESPN has built a franchise.

Maple Leafs put forth complete game in win over Jets |
"Potential Stanley Cup matchup"....are they inferring that a Canadian team will win a Cup for the first time in a quarter of a century?