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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Birthday Shots (On Goal)

Today is the 27th anniversary of my birth, and the Preds face off with the Lightning, a team that joins the Predators among the ranks of the best offensive squads in the league.

NHL: Vegas Golden Knights at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News

Predators Reassign Troy Grosenick to Milwaukee |
The #RinneWall is almost rebuilt!

Hockey Halloween: Preds Show Off Costumes at Annual Party |
Featuring an appearance by Doug and Dozer, of course!

Central Division Roundup

This Blackhawks fan's Halloween costume is the best one you'll see today | NBC Sports Chicago
Nah, the winner of Halloween is the Blackhawks dressing up as a good team through 13 games. #zing

Dallas Stars Solve Their Road Puzzle, Beat Canadiens in Montreal - Defending Big D
The Stars earned their first road win of the season on Tuesday.

Power play tweak provides immediate results for streaking Wild | Twin Cities Pioneer Press
The Wild PP has scored 5 goals in the past three games. Tell me your secrets, Minny!

'All smiles all the time': Jets' journey to Finland the stuff of dreams | CBC News
Wave to Pekka's hometown.

Around the Hockeyverse

NHL Rumor Roundup: Possible trade destinations if Maple Leafs deal William Nylander | Sporting News
"The Predators are considered a Stanley Cup contender and have no intention of trading any of their top-four defensemen" for Nylander. Well, Mr. Richardson, let us agree to disagree. Poile knows that another expansion draft is likely just 20-32 months away.

Islanders facing dire predictions 'slap in the face,' Boychuk says
That anyone would think that a lottery team who lost its best player in the offseason would become one of the worst teams in the league is absolutely insulting!

31 Thoughts: The hidden benefits of NHL’s big gambling bet
This week's 31 Thoughts dreams of a future where one can place a bet through his or her cable provider when prompted during game broadcasts. That won't be coming soon, but the NHL and legal gambling are establishing a more and more significant relationship with each other as the years go by.