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Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Strong Island

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In which our heroes pick up another victory in New York, Nylander wants $8 million, and the NHLPA appeals Tom Wilson’s suspension.

NHL: Nashville Predators at New York Islanders Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators 4, New York Islanders 3: Arvidsson Scores Two as Preds Top Isles | On the Forecheck
Viktor Arvidsson collected two goals and Craig Smith and Mattias Ekholm added one each. Juuse Saros backstopped Nashville to their second win of the season.

Rinne, Preds Thank Employee for Service with CCM Goalie Gear Surprise | Nashville Predators

P.K. Subban critical of his own performance despite Nashville Predators win | NBC Sports
ICYMI: Despite picking up the win on Thursday and scoring a goal in the process, Subban was critical of his own performance.

Other Hockey News & Notes

NHLPA files appeal of Wilson's 20-game suspension | Sportsnet
I could see Bettman knocking off a few games of Wilson's suspension, but I sincerely hope he doesn't. The message of this suspension does not need to be lost.

Did Tom Wilson Get Hosed? No, He Earned This. | ESPN
Some supplemental reading on the Wilson suspension from Greg Wyshynski.

Nylander's camp appears stuck on $8M AAV | TSN
"According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, Nylander’s agent, Lewis Gross, has yet to drop his initial ask of more than $8 million per year on a long-term deal. He also noted that if the asking price doesn't drop, the Leafs may have to consider trading the 22-year-old winger."

Tavares tells Maple Leafs talking contract, 'don't take it for granted' | NHL.com
John Tavares has advice for three Toronto Maple Leafs teammates in their negotiations as restricted free agents.

Why Dennis Wideman returned to Kitchener after NHL days were over | Sportsnet
"That’s not the way I wanted my career to end."

Well yeah... I don't think 'shrouded in controversy after hitting an official from behind' is how any NHL player wants their career to end.

If 'Good Carey Price' is back, Canadiens will be relevant in 2018-19 | TheHockeyNews
Define "relevant" please.

Definitive ranking of NHL’s top 20 defencemen over three seasons | Sportsnet
P.K. Subban comes in at #3(!) and Roman Josi at #9.