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Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Hot in the Shade

The temperature in Nashville is heating up, the trade rumors are less than warm, and we’re all just waiting on the first domino to fall.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Colorado Avalanche at Nashville Predators
Rare Matt Irwin sighting!
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2017-18 Player Reviews: Colton Sissons - On the Forecheck
Well, my wife thinks he's incredibly handsome, but seasons are not graded on looks. Rachel K gives us an excellent breakdown on Colton Sissons' year.

Review of 2017/2018. Jokerit: flash of a supernova and the longest game : Новости : Континентальная Хоккейная Лига (КХЛ)
Nice write up of the Jokerit season with some special attention paid to Nashville's own Eeli Tolvanen.

Ovechkin 'has earned the right to his fun,' Lindsay says
This is a great article. I don't usually say that about the NHL propaganda machine, but for anyone who thought Alex Ovechkin was going a bit overboard, you need to read this one.

Brooks Orpik finger fell off: Capitals defenseman injured in Cup |

Flyers' free-agency plan might include center Paul Stastny - Philly
Paul Stastny, whose rental many fans zeroed in on as a better move than the acquisition of Ryan Hartman, will likely be elsewhere next season.

Empire of Dirt – Admirals Roundtable
This is very sad news for anyone that has relied on Admirals Roundtable for news and information on the Nashville Predators AHL affiliate.

Jim Paek given extension to continue growing South Korea’s hockey program – ProHockeyTalk
I think we need more hockey in more places. So, I'm glad they're keeping him around.

10 restricted free agents who are in line for major raises this summer | The Hockey News
None of the Nashville Predators are listed, but my least favorite goalie is. (SPOILER ALERT: It's Connor Hellebuyck)

Senators’ Mike Hoffman and fiancée Monika Caryk deny harassing Karlssons | Ottawa Citizen
They want to help find the real harassers...classic OJ Simpson stuff right there.

Rinne, Subban Nominated for Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards | Nashville Predators
I am aware this has been posted before. However, our boys need more awards. And, realistically, we all know P.K. Subban is the King of Swag anyway. Also of note: Sidney Crosby is nominated for Favorite Male Athlete, make sure you vote for someone else.