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Saturday’s Dump & Chase: In the Dumps

I’d rather be posting awesome Stanley Cup previews featuring the Predators, but instead, it’s all trade rumors and vacation pictures.

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Nashville Predators News

Predators’ Prospects Breakdown: The Summer Ahead - Wingers - On the Forecheck
Even most casual fans of the Nashville Predators know that the results of GM David Poile's wizardry left the developmental teams a little short-handed. Eric Dunay takes a great and informative look at how things look down the line on the Wing for the organization next year.

2017-18 Player Reviews: Alexei Emelin - On the Forecheck
Kate R spent the entire season making sure I never complimented Alexei Emelin's play because every time I did, the other team scored. If I trust any of the writers at OTF to be fair and unbiased, I trust Kate. So, how did Emelin do this year?

2018 NHL trade candidates: 24 players who could get dealt this summer -
Can you guess which Predator the Canadian sports media placed on this list?

John Tavares getting full-court press from Islanders -
A good deal of talk about future Predator John Tavares and an awesome interview with future former Predator Scott Hartnell, who we all miss already.

PREDecessor | Nashville Predators
If you have a daughter that wants to play hockey, this is a great class for her. Mine's not quite ready, but maybe by next year she'll be ready to throw a few forearm shivers at the competition.

Stanley Cup Stuff

Stanley Cup Playoffs 2018, First Round: Golden Knights vs Kings - Knights On Ice
Over at Knights on Ice they've got, well, this...they ARE aware that they're playing in the Stanley Cup Finals.

Capitals-Golden Knights: By the Numbers - Japers' Rink
Over at Japer's Rink, they're taking a look at the numbers from the regular season match ups between the Stanley Cup finalists. I wanted to take a look at biased sources for both teams.This is what they have on the Capitals side.

House Money: How Golden Knights were built – ProHockeyTalk
Here's a pretty decent look at how they came together.

Average price for Stanley Cup Final tickets over $1K on StubHub – Las Vegas Review-Journal
Who's going? And what will the "golden knight" fight before the game starts?

Schmidt ready to face former team with Golden Knights in Cup Final
For the most part, each new opponent the Golden Knights faced meant that one player on the team would face off against the team that (was forced to) let him go. With the "Cinderella Story" four wins away from becoming a reality, Nate Schmidt will have to face his former team...for the Stanley Cup.

Five depth players who could make their mark in the Stanley Cup final | The Hockey News
I'd rank Alex Tuch at number one...just wait.

Yzerman has high praise for Golden Knights ahead of Final
This reads more like Yzerman has high praise for Gary Bettman than for the Golden Knights.

What are the fellas up to?

International travel featuring gold medals and Nordic children:

Holding nice, but not too nice, cups in front of adoring crowds:

Vilket gäng & vilken upplevelse. Tack Sverige

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Grilling...on a grill I’m quite jealous of:

Summer has officially started! ☀️

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