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Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Hockey Cares

As someone who lived years in North Carolina and who still has a lot of family there, I appreciate the Predators Foundation working for Hurricane Florence Relief tonight.

Winnipeg Jets v Nashville Predators Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Special Report:

The Flyers are getting Gritty | Broad Street Hockey
All I can do is quote Adam Vignan - "What the *&%^?" This" thing" (what is it?) is going to be rough on little kids.....and big kids. The googly eyes *shivers*.

PHT Power Rankings: NHL’s most absurd mascots | ProHockeyTalk
A couple of good ones in here. Who knew that penguins could catch pneumonia?

Smashville News:

Predators season preview: Forsberg fuels optimism |
Robby Stanley previews the upcoming season for the Nashville Predators. Unfortunately Handsome/60 analysis is not included.

Nashville Predators mascot throws shade at Tennessee following Florida loss | Saturday Down South
Gnash is my Twitter hero - always with the zinger!

I still think that Doug is the cutest thing since Juni Jarnkrok, but Dozer can be quite scary looking (see especially picture two)!

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When mom keeps us up past our bedtime ‍♀️

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Central Division News:

Some things clear, others blurry after Jets down Oilers | Winnipeg Free Press
Nice overview of the Winnipeg Jets preseason results.

Blues updates: Allen to make preseason debut Tuesday; Fabbri has groin strain |
There have been many non-goalie groin pulls this preseason. Mike Yeo's comments on Robby Fabbri probably did little to reassure Saint Louis Blues fans. Also, Jake Allen is coming back from "back spasms", but as it is not January or February, I'm sure he'll be fine.

Alexander Radulov: Dallas Stars RW wears fan's jersey |
This is a neat little story. Great of Alexander Radulov to autograph the jersey, but couldn't the Stars front office get the guy a new one?

Other Hockey News:

#NHLTopPlayers: Nos. 20-11 |
Hey! I see you there at number 19 P.K. Subban! Patrick Kane is not in the top 10 - that seems....odd....strange...something.

Ranking all 31 teams by their forward group |
Well, well. We squeaked into the top ten! He's not counting on Eeli Tolvanen earning ice time, but projecting him to have impact if he does.

Gionta announces retirement from NHL |
Brian Gionta hangs them up after a sixteen year NHL career. It's nice he is going to be moving into the Buffalo Sabres organization.

Will goalie be selected in first round of 2019 NHL Draft? | ProHockeyTalk
Nothing says "It's time to start the hockey season!" like speculation on next year's draft.

Flames at forefront of NHL's downsizing movement |
I think the Nashville Predators are right there with them. We are even going to downsize our goalie.

Connor McDavid tells GQ he's "chirped" for his style, Oilers' losing season | Sporting News
"You'll never see me with P.K.'s style," McDavid told the magazine. "But I'm definitely OK with it, I think." Connor McDavid on the sartorial challenges of the NHL. The top left picture in the montage reminds me of Pekka Rinne for some reason.