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Friday’s Dump & Chase: Ready For It

Nashville has the opportunity to close out round one against the Avalanche this evening. They just need to play their game and stop giving up five on threes.

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Nashville News & Notes

Sissons stepping up for Predators against Avalanche | NHL.com
He has an awful lot of points since last year's Western Conference Final.

NHL suspends Predators' Ryan Hartman 1 game for check to Soderberg's head | CBC Sports
He will be eligible to return whenever Nashville's next game is after tonight.

Predators Mike Fisher makes Catchin' Deers brand about hunting humor | The Tennessean
Who wants a Catchin' Deers branded rally towel?? (I do.)

P.K. Subban Named Norris Trophy Finalist | Nashville Predators
While this trophy is Hedman's to lose, I'm always very interested for the final voting breakdown.

Look What You Made Me Do: Filip Forsberg Scores Early, Preds Take 3-1 Lead - On the Forecheck
ICYMI, Bobby takes a look at what worked during the Preds' 3-2 victory on Wednesday.

Around Hockey

Toronto Maple Leafs living on a prayer with Auston Matthews, Mitch Marner | ESPN
There is not enough William Nylander in this article.

NHL penalty box: Five fun moments in history | SI.com
Nice use of "glass case of emotion".

Hurricanes hire ex-agent Krepelka as VP of hockey operations | USA Today
"Owner Tom Dundon announced Krepelka's hiring Thursday, saying his responsibilities will include negotiating player contracts."

Humboldt Broncos fundraising campaign ends with $15 million raised – ProHockeyTalk
The funds have been transferred to a newly established nonprofit for allocation.

Time has come for the Kings to rebuild -- TSN
The graphs may be of interest for fans of sweeps.

Seth Jones is following his father’s path — on ice, not the basketball court - The Washington Post
This is mostly a feature on Popeye's relation to hockey but this nugget is interesting: "[Seth]walked into Coach John Tortorella’s office last month and asked to take over coaching his younger defensive partner, Zach Werenski, who had been struggling."

Rangers gave Henrik Lundqvist option to be traded - Sportsnet.ca
"Option"? Dude's making eight million bucks.

The Case For Bringing Willie Desjardins Back to Texas - Defending Big D
I am pro-anything that makes Dallas a worse team.