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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Beware the Avs of March

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I believe/hope the Avs won’t be too stiff a challenge for the boys in gold, but it’s a catchy title, no?

NHL: Winnipeg Jets at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators games on FOX Sports Tennessee continue to soar | FOX Sports
The Preds put up ratings in the Nashville area against the Oilers on March 1 and the Sharks on February 22 that haven't been seen in this market since the 2006-07 season. #HockeyTown

Why Predators are so hot right now – ProHockeyTalk

Central Division Roundup

Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links: Building Hockey In The State | Blackhawk Up
If you wanna grow the game in Illinois, they really should follow the model of what the Preds have done in Tennessee. [Hehe]

Dallas Stars, Toronto Maple Leafs NHL score, recap March 14, 2018 | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
1 point for the Stars is better than two. Disregarding the playoff picture, I just generally enjoy seeing other Central teams take the L.

Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado Avalanche win at Minnesota Wild, solidify wild-card spot | The Denver Post
And the Western Conference playoff picture certainly doesn't look like it will clear up much any time soon.

St. Louis Blues: How The Cast Aways Are Performing | Bleedin' Blue
I can't say. I like how. Choppy this article is. Due to the short paragraphs. But nevertheless, a good look at how the moves the Blues have made in the past year are panning out for them.

Around the Hockeyverse

Loss of Andersen casts shadow over Leafs' entertaining win | Sportsnet
Get well soon, Fred. Head injuries are always a tricky, frightening thing.

Power Rankings: Predators' excellence sets the stage for first division title | The Hockey News
I'm really digging that headline, but the Lightning all the way down at #5? That's a piping hot taek right there.