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Friday’s Dump & Chase: Reaching

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Sometimes, when your team has won a remarkable number of games, you have to make trouble for yourself. Whether that’s arguing over nothing in the comment section or dropping a totally winnable game versus the Eastern Conference is up to you.

NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville News & Notes

Predators praise Pekka Rinne, petition for Vezina Trophy | The Tennessean
“It’s hard for a goalie to set individual goals (at the) beginning of the season,” Rinne said. “But that’s been my number for years now. I try to reach that. You need to be good hand in hand with your team. This year, that’s happened. As a team, we’ve played extremely well. And I’ve been playing well, too.”

Roman Josi’s Case for Lady Byng - On the Forecheck
Bobby Misey argues the most handsome captain's case.

My Story: The Rituals of Warm-Ups in the NHL | Nashville Predators
I've read about it before from other players, but being the guy who passes the puck during warmups is bizarrely difficult.

Around Hockey

NHL - The Accolade Index - Ranking teams on success in the salary-cap era | ESPN
Apparently the Messier doesn't count.

For women’s hockey, #oneleague is easier said than done - Eyes On The Prize
It's something of an inevitability, but the interim is frustrating.

Let’s Take A Few More Minutes to Appreciate Seth Jones - The Cannon
Yes, let's.

Takeaways: Goalie interference blunder part of Canadiens loss to Penguins -
Somehow, Carey Price keeps winding up on the wrong side of these bizarre calls.

Pondering a Jets postseason deployment plan -- TSN
Come for the numbers, stay for the Nashville praise.

NCAA Hockey: New NHL CBA could affect player status | Puck Prose
I believe this is somewhere on the agenda, but will it be another one of those things they don't get around to?

Do concussion protocols in youth hockey go far enough? | CBC Sports
There is some very interesting data on concussions here.

Stars, Flyers, Flames slumping at the worst possible time | USA Today
Apparently coaches can ask if the schedule can be tweaked.