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Monday’s Dump and Chase: Out of the Mix

The Predators have a three game homestand and need to get some guys healthy before Christmas.

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Nashville Predators News and Notes

NHL Central Division Roundup: Week 9 - On the Forecheck
Kate takes a quick look around the Central Division here. As we know, Calgary now has the Western Conference lead after Saturday’s game. Chicago is in the Jack Hughes sweepstakes, and Dallas is quietly buzzing right along with 4 wins in a row.

Tolvanen’s goalie brother scores for Northern Michigan
In case you missed it, Eeli Tolvanen’s brother Atte scored a goalie goal on Friday. Atte attended Preds Prospect Camp in 2017.

Admirals Fall in OT to Rampage.
Defenseman Joey LaLeggia scored a penalty shot goal at 4:23 of overtime to lift the San Antonio Rampage to a 2-1 win over the Milwaukee Admirals. This is the closest the Admirals have come to winning a game in over a week.

Terriers Post 5-2 Road Win over UMass Lowell - | The Official Site of Boston University Athletics
Boosted by a three-goal first period, the Boston University men's ice hockey team earned a weekend split with UMass Lowell by posting a 5-2 road win on Saturday. Nashville draft pick David Farrance had two assists in the win.

Around the League

Seattle NHL expansion team gets unique vision with Leiweke as president
Will Seattle be able to replicate the success of Vegas?

Hockey Gaga: 10 Things We've Learned About the NHL in 2018-19 - TheHockeyNews
Pekka Rinne is mentioned in this list. He is indeed showing no signs of slowing down.

Winter Classic will be treat for struggling Blackhawks
Stop. Giving. Chicago. Outdoor. Games. Please.

Beyond Headlines: Expect trade action before NHL’s holiday freeze -
The most interesting thought here is that Alex Pietrangelo could be traded.

NHL Power Rankings after Week 9 - potential expansion picks for Seattle
I doubt Juuse Saros would be left unprotected in the Seattle Expansion Draft, but a lot can change in 3 years.

NHL Sophomore Surge: Five players bucking the trend of second-year slumps - TheHockeyNews
Here's five players who refuse to believe in the "sophomore slump." Samuel Girard is mentioned.

Senators to ask Matt Duchene in new year about future plans -
Will Matt Duchene remain a Senator?

Stockton grads come up big as streaking Flames remain hot -
AHL call-ups certainly bolstered the Flames on Saturday.

Bob Probert: Documentary on late NHL enforcer is heartbreaking, honest
This documentary about enforcer Bob Probert looks to be painfully honest and emotional. It will add to the ongoing CTE discussion in the NHL.

Have a great week, folks.