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Friday’s Dump & Chase: Making It Count

Sports organizations have a huge opportunity for good, and it’s always great to see the local professional hockey team out in the community.

NHL: Anaheim Ducks at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville News & Notes

Creating a Monster: Why Kevin Fiala is Fundamental to Nashville’s Success - On the Forecheck
Do you like charts? We've got charts.

Nashville Predators Prey On Ducks For 10th Win In A Row - AtoZSportsNashville
“Everything’s great about this streak.” - Ryan Johansen

Special Needs Students Play In Street Hockey Clinic - NewsChannel 5 Nashville
I love the comments from the teachers at the school.

Easy Street: Are the Predators Too Good to Prove Their Greatness? | Nashville Scene
It can't be this easy. (And it won't be, but the paranoia is real.)

Around Hockey

Coyotes' Ekman-Larsson says money alone won't determine free-agent plans -
There's some kind of irony in continually beating the "it's a business" drum on the part of the owners but praising the "money doesn't matter" attitude of some of the players.

McLellan to keep Puljujarvi on third line -- TSN
On his weak side, too. But sure, skate Pontus Aberg on the second line right wing.

Risk, reward, and Ron Francis – ProHockeyTalk
I'm a massive Seth Jones fan, as are most of the Nashville fanbase, but the "Columbus won the trade" takes are questionable.

Red Wings prospect throws down official before continuing fight | For The Win
This isn't very "for the win".

NHL, NHLPA struggle to get players to consider life after hockey | ESPN
There are a few programs to help players transition to their post-game life, but it's hard to get players to buy in early.

Dallas Stars: NHL's recent playoff history is telling you not to overanalyze the Dallas Stars' finish to the season | SportsDay
Sure, you just have to get in, but you also need to not suck.

How Much Do NHL Players Really Make? | Hockey Graphs
This is the first part of a series, but it more completely explains how escrow works.

Sports of The Times; Double the Height of Hockey's Plexiglass Panels - The New York Times
This is so unfortunate.