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Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: The Hunt For (P)Red October

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Guys... August just really isn’t that fun of a month. Please hurry up, October.

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Winnipeg Jets at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators’ Top 25 Under 25: #12 Anthony Richard | On the Forecheck
The speedy forward is quickly rising up the depth chart.

Other Hockey News & Notes

NHL says Slava Voynov hasn't been cleared to return | Sportsnet
The NHL is still sitting on the fence.

Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews unsure if he'll sign new deal before season | Sportsnet
“I don’t know if I’ll sign a new contract before the season or not,” Matthews told NHL.com’s Dave Hogg Sunday. “I’m not really involved with the talks. That’s something being dealt with by my agents and team management. They’ve told me that it will get done when it gets done, and that’s fine.”

Top 100 NHL players of 2018–19: 100–51 | Sportsnet.ca
Guys. Viktor Arvidsson is better than Alexander Radulov and Max Pacioretty.

Top 10 Goalies: Recap | NHL.com
So help me out with something here. Pekka Rinne is always going to be dinged for his "inconsistent" play in the playoffs (this is me putting it mildly), and quite frankly I'm fine with that.

That being said, why is Sergei Bobrovsky #1 when he's routinely lousy once the postseason rolls around?

Also, I’ll never be able to hear Sergei Bobrovsky’s name and not think of Jay Onrait.

Blashill not expecting Zetterberg to play this season | TSN
It's looking like the ZetterBOT will be shutdown for the 2018-19 season.

U.S.-born NHL players honor Jim Johannson, late USA Hockey exec | ESPN
"Sunday's Stars & Stripes Showdown featured more than two dozen U.S.-born hockey players who came together to pay tribute to Jim Johannson, the assistant executive director of USA Hockey who died of heart disease in January."

A ranking of the 31 NHL teams’ No. 1 defenseman in 2018-19 | TheHockeyNews
Spoiler Alert: It's P.K. Subban and not Roman Josi (as it should be).

Report: Martin Brodeur moving on from assistant GM role with Blues | Sportsnet
Hopefully this clears the way for more incredible Enterprise Rent-A-Car commercials. (Nice beards, boys.)

Fantasy NHL - Sleepers and late-round picks for the 2018-19 season | ESPN
I'm starting to realize that a solid 60% of ESPN's hockey coverage is solely dedicated to Fantasy. Either way, here's some sleeper picks for you Fantasy nuts. I'm not really sure how James Neal (a guy who literally scores over 20 goals every year) constitutes as a "sleeper", but whatever. Perhaps I'm being nit-picky.

Red Wings, Blackhawks paying for past glory | TSN
"The Red Wings and Blackhawks never appeared to know when to turn the faucet off. Now both look like they’re heading into a time where things will get worse before they get better."