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Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Time to Shine

Let’s play these games out like the Champions we are.

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NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Smashville News:

Tolvanen Gains Experience in First Weekend with Preds; Plus, Scoresberg | NHL.com
Eeli is generating some conversation but the real story is Fil "Scoresberg" revving up into playoff mode. By the way, did anyone get a picture of Ryan Johansen's face after that goal?

Housley fuming, players surprised Hartnell didn’t get suspended | The Buffalo News
I totally understand Coach Housley's frustration. It is the “Spin the Wheel” of the Department of Player Safety's justice. Please reference Ryan Johansen, Calle Jarnkrok and Yannick Weber. I don't believe Scott Hartnell meant to injure, but wouldn't have complained about a 1-2 game suspension. Meanwhile a Brad Marchand cross check to the face seems to be only worth $5000 due to a visor doing its job.

Predators Sign Tanner Jeannot to Entry-Level Contract | NHL.com
Before I saw his age, I thought this was a Milwaukee restock move. However at 20, he still has time to improve his game and maybe find an NHL role.

Uncommon path should ease NHL learning curve for Tolvanen | yahoo.com
Some good information on Eeli Tolvanen from a former coach. I haven't noticed his forechecking yet, but everyone's effort in his debut was sorry in that area.

I know the special tops are only for the number one driver, but really shouldn’t he have two?

Checking out dad’s new golf club cover that looks just like us

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Central Division News:

Where is Scott Foster? Blackhawks emergency goalie backs out of the spotlight | Chicago Tribune
Kudos to Scott Foster for not trying to squeeze every penny out of his moment of fame (at least not yet). If the apparel didn't come with the Blackhawks logo, I'd be in for at least a t-shirt.

Lacerated kidney sidelines Upshall for rest of Blues season | stltoday.com
Someone help us out here. How do you lacerate a kidney from a hit? Broken rib? Strange injury given the protective gear.

Stars playoff hopes sunk by road woes, secondary scoring struggles | NHL.com
All together now. 1-2-3..Awwwwwwww.

Blackhawks AHL team dons hibiscus-clad jerseys for Hawaiian Night | NHL.com
Great idea, wonderful job of fundraising.....can we talk about the pants?

Other Hockey News:

Sedins retire with same class they showed in 17 seasons with Canucks | NHL.com
Can you imagine the Canucks without the Sedins? I hope the front office knew in advance so they could arrange a proper last home game send off. Best of luck in your retirement!

NHL playoffs: Who is Stanley Cup favorite? | USAToday.com
The Nashville Predators are going to go into the playoffs with totally the opposite of 2017 expectations this year. Is that a good thing?

Super Slow Mo: Week 25 | NHL.com
Ah, Little Bear - Sorry your teammates blocked your line of sight. Hmmm. What? Juuse Saros getting beat again? Do you know how many saves he made last week? That's it for Preds highlights....disappointing. Stay until the end for Gabriel Landeskog's cool trick.

Resale policy big deal to potential NHL season-ticket buyers in Seattle | The Seattle Times
"The ability to resell seats has become a key factor in any season-ticket-buying decision." Try being a STH from out of town, especially as mini plan holders are being “encouraged” to the half season plan. I do believe that if you can show that a ticket is bought only for resale, it should be rescinded. Let someone who will come to the games own it. I get suspicious when I see the same seats empty over many games.

Why Brad Marchand was fined and not suspended for cross-check | espn.com
I love the last paragraph. Also, after watching the play, this was in no way, shape or form any kind of hockey play. This was a cheap shot by one of the masters of the cheap shot. Luckily the other player's safety equipment worked. How can one person be both an elite forward and a total goon?