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Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Views From The Top

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The Preds grounded the Jets last night and then sent them back to Winnipeg without dinner.

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Nashville Predators 3, Winnipeg Jets 1: Shorthanded Goals Fuel Soaring Preds | On the Forecheck
And you get a shorty, and you get a shorty, and you get a shorty, shorties for everyone!

Predators take over NHL lead by beating Winnipeg Jets | The Tennessean
With only 13 games left in the regular season and sitting at the top of Central, the West, and the league, the Predators are exactly what we thought they would be...dangerous.

Power Rankings: Are the Lightning and Predators on a Stanley Cup Final Crash Course? | Sports Illustrated
Tied for the top spot in the league, the Preds are very well on course to make it to the Cup Final again. With Tampa Bay’s competition crumbling in the East, they could very well see themselves facing off against the Preds for the cup.

Patrik Laine Could Take Down Alex Ovechkin For The NHL Goal-Scoring Title | Forbes
Eye twitches...Patrik Laine is only...nineteen?!?

Stoneman Douglas: NHL's Craig Anderson hosts team | USA Today
It’s hard not to have a soft spot in your heart for Craig Anderson he’s a class act.

NHL - Blackhawks or Penguins - Which team is the Duke University of the NHL? | ESPN
Just going to leave this here for all the Penguins fans that were extra salty on Twitter yesterday.

NHL Playoff Standings 2018: Predicting Which Teams Will Fall Short of Postseason | Bleacher Report
The Ducks missing the post season, I mean is it even the playoffs if the Preds don’t oust them?

Ex-Seahawks CEO leaves NFL to run Seattle’s NHL team | Yahoo Sports
Leiweke left the Tampa Bay Lightening in 2015 for the NFL. Yeah...that didn’t last long.

NHL on NBCSN: Avalanche, Wild meet with important points on the line | NBCSN
I think it goes without saying that when you’re playing in the Central every single point is important, especially this time of year.

Ovechkin Becomes Fourth-Fastest Player in NHL History to Score 600 Goals | NHL
It’s wild to think that a guy like Ovechkin has never won the Cup. Don’t get me wrong, he still has plenty of time, but it’s a good argument for how stats and records don’t mean everything when it comes down to it. Especially in hockey.

Life in the NHL serves as a tease and a motivator for Blackhawks prospects, vets | Chicago Sun Times
Interesting read about life in the AHL. We spend so much time focusing on the prospects in the AHL and how they’re developing that it’s easy to overlook the NHL vets who wind up there, and at times ultimately live out the rest of their careers there.