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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Stretch Run

The Olympic hockey tournament is approaching its end, and the NHL season is winding down as well. As the trade deadline approaches, do you know where all your picks and prospects are?

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NHL: Nashville Predators at Detroit Red Wings Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville News & Notes

Studying Pekka Rinne's Evolution |
Mason provides some more #good #analysis.

Viktor Arvidsson's reliability, energy invigorates Predators | The Tennessean
I'm honestly surprised the game against Ottawa was his first multi-goal game of the season.

20th Season: The Road Through Milwaukee | Nashville Predators
While I don't always agree with the decision to keep players in Milwaukee, it is remarkable just how many of Nashville's roster players are home grown.

Olympic sensation Tolvanen may make Predators even deeper – ProHockeyTalk
This article is a hodgepodge of information, including a reference to Craig Custance's article for The Athletic (subscription required). Short version is we're all very excited to see him in gold sooner than later.

Around Hockey

What The Hell Is Sweden Doing With Its Phenom? | Deadspin
Their eventual elimination versus Germany gave a pretty good demonstration of the risks and rewards of playing someone like Dahlin, but why he didn't play versus Norway is a mystery.

Revisiting Relative Shot Metrics – Part 1 | Hockey Graphs
This is a very long piece (and only the first part) but it's very worthwhile to see how people are building their models.

NHL season-ticket campaign to begin March 1, City of Seattle announces | The Seattle Times
If you live in Seattle and have $500, you can make a deposit on a season ticket.

Montreal Canadiens trade defenseman Jakub Jerabek to Washington Capitals | ESPN
I have never seen so many tweets calling for a GM to get fired over trading a seventh defenseman.

Washington Capitals: Mentors' trip gives taste of NHL life | USA Today
This is an in-depth look at a "mentors' trip" including tales from the original Nashville fathers' trip.

10 most annoying things NHL GMs say at trade deadline |
“Come watch the NHL. There’s a 97-percent chance you’re wasting your time. Eat at Arby’s.”

Sens considering Karlsson trade options -- TSN
I'll let Kate handle this one: