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Saturday’s Dump & Chase: The Real Deal-krok

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Calle Jarnkrok came in clutch in OT last night while Mike Fisher found the back of the net in his first post-retirement outing.

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I tried to stay up waaaaaay past my bedtime last night so I could include Kate’s incredible write up of the game. I didn’t make it. So, instead, I’ll add my thoughts. We sat a lot of guys that would have been helpful last night, but managed to persevere. I personally worried about Fisher coming in and taking a spot from someone who earned it. However I was reminded, after Johansen went to the back early, and P.K. Subban looked like he might have been hurt (still think he may be), that as we get deeper into a playoff run, we will need the extra bodies. I’m curious to see now if we will be losing Johansen for a few games...if so, at least we have a another center...right?

Nashville Predators News

Predators’ Prospects Report: Post-season Primer Part I - On the Forecheck
Who to look for in the post-season from our prospect pool. Featuring Eeli Tolvanen and Adam Smith!

Predators honored to share in NHL record for GM David Poile
David Poile became the winningest general manager in NHL history after the Predators defeated the Oilers on Thursday. Poile isn’t just a wizard, not even an architect, but more like a city planner who knew to begin laying asphalt for an 8 lane highway before the first resident moved into town. Now is his time to enjoy a well-deserved harvest.

Poile: NHL All-Time Winningest GM | NHL.com
More Poile praise.

Vasilevskiy's the favorite, but this could be the year Rinne gets his Vezina glory | The Hockey News
Please, tell me more about this Pekka Rinne...

Scores & Schedules - 2017/2018 - Playoffs : Kontinental Hockey League (KHL)

Eelia Tolvanen will be playing in the first playoff game around the time this is posted. This will be a good site to check in on to see how Jokerit is doing...and how soon my golden Finnish angel child will be joining us.

Around Hockey

NHL expansion: Potential Seattle franchise owners optimistic | SI.com
They sold a lot of tickets, but now they’re going to have to make some arena improvements. Then, they can start exploiting the very, very kind expansion draft rules and dominate the league in 2020-21.

Penguins’ Hornqvist avoids suspension for hit on Bruins’ McAvoy – ProHockeyTalk
Of course, Filip Forsberg’s butt-check was much, much worse.

Faking It: Cracking down on counterfeits - Article - TSN

Yes, this is old, but as we all know, you can spot a fake Predators jersey from Google Earth, so how do these damn things creep in to circulation so easily?

Andrei Mironov Explains Return to Russia
Read this in a stereotypical Russian accent...hard to understand how coach or GM couldn’t like this guy...eyeroll emoji