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Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Canadian Swing

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The Preds are trekking through Canada the rest of the week and hoping to continue avenging Prince Fil.

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Hockey News & Notes

Predators' Pekka Rinne making legitimate case for Vezina Trophy | The Tennessean
Having a solid backup has done wonders for Rinne.

2018 NHL draft - Picks for all 31 teams | ESPN
There’s still a lot of hockey left to play this season but for some teams the draft is the only thing to look forward in the post-season.

NHL suspensions 2017-18: Updates and breakdowns on every punishment | SBNation.com
The lack of consistency is mind boggling and exhausting. Someone Tweet me when the NHL has locked it down and figured out what goalie interference is.

NHL - Award Watch update - Hart, Vezina, Norris, Calder, Selke, Adams, Ross, Richard | ESPN
There are two guys from Nashville making huge cases for awards this year. Anyone else feel like a proud parent?

Connor McDavid may author one of NHL’s best wasted seasons | ProHockeyTalk
One guy can’t carry a team, no matter how many goals he scores in a game.

NHL - Potential Predators-Stars, Bruins-Maple Leafs playoff series would be must-see matchups |ESPN
The Preds and the Stars in the first round could be interesting. I’m not sold, but I don’t feel anything for Dallas love or hate so maybe that’s the problem.

NHL Rumour Roundup: Rangers re-tool, Leafs looking to add centre? | Sportsnet.ca
In this league “good enough” won’t get you through the playoffs. The advice from my New York co-workers “lose everything and fire everyone”.

NHL teams could learn from Super Bowl, Eagles, Penguins | ProHockeyTalk
I tried to come up with something rational and reasonable to say about this, but it all just came out irritated and snarky. Do people really believe the Penguins are the face of “aggressive and modern hockey”?

Olympic Hockey 2018: Latest Odds for Team USA, Canada and More Countries | Bleacher Report
The odds are a bit different without the NHL.