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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Thirsty Thursday

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Whether it’s for a solid win (Blackhawks), some power play success (Predators), or to resemble a functional franchise (Ottawa), many teams around the NHL are feeling thirsty as we get ready to move into December.

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Nashville Predators News

Three Things You Didn't Know About Being The Voice of the Predators | NHL.com
Every time I read a piece by Pete Weber, I can hear his voice speaking the words in my head.

Central Division Roundup

Corey Crawford still upset after allowing 6 goals in Blackhawks' 'brutal' loss to Golden Knights - Chicago Tribune
The Blackhawks continue to be #notgood, as has been the case for nearly a calendar year now, as they've gone 30-41-11 in their past 82 games dating back to the end of November 2017.

3 Things We Learned from the Wild’s Late-Game Collapse Against Arizona |Hockey Wilderness
Losing to the Coyotes is never fun. Jim Dowd's Pants (no, I'm not joking) at Hockey Wilderness shares his three takeaways from Tuesday's game.

2018-19 St. Louis Blues Are Basically 2017-18 Dallas Stars | Bleedin' Blue
Despite a solid shellacking of the Preds last Friday night, the 8-12-3 Blues are indeed in a tailspin through 23 games.

Pastor who won $1.1M after Winnipeg Jets player's 5-goal game plans to 'splurge' on new glasses | CBC News
Such a Canadian story.

Around the Hockeyverse

31 Thoughts: Senators' Melnyk scrambling to save arena deal - Sportsnet.ca
Among other topics, Elliotte Friedman peruses rumors about the $6.9 million per year that it seems Nylander will want (like) and the fact that what Toronto wants in return for the young forward may make a trade unlikely or impossible (dislike).

NHL - Takeaways, concerns, bold predictions for all 31 teams at quarter-season mark
A bold prediction for the Preds, indeed.

Gritty: How a NHL mascot became an internet sensation | BBC News
The Sabres could go all the way to a Stanley Cup victory and Gritty would still be the most absurd thing to come from the 2018-19 NHL season.