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Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Grit and Rust

The Flyers new mascot isn’t the only thing that’s gritty and probably covered in rust.

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A brief summary of the Nashville Predators preseason outing against the Carolina Hurricanes last night...

It seems the Preds still have some dust to shake off before the season starts. You can recap all of last night’s game here

Preds see no reason to mess with success in chase for Cup | NBC Sports
”But we truly believe this team can win a Stanley Cup, and that’s why we want to keep this team together.”

Good. Make Nashville proud...and for the love of everything stay out of the penalty box!!!!!!

Central Division Preview: Colorado Avalanche Predictions | On the Forecheck
Bobby's previewing all of Nashville's Central Division foes.

I'll take a page out of Bobby's book and give Colorado a Taylor Swift anthem to set their season off:

Doing this physically hurt me.

2018-19 Nashville Predators Position Preview: Goaltenders | On the Forecheck
Rachel previews the netminders as we enter the end of the Pekka Rinne era.

Yeah...I still don't want to talk about it.

Nashville Predators donate old suits to community| WSMV
Such a great cause. It might be a small donation to the players, but it has to mean the world to someone who is struggling to get back on their feet.

NHL - Ranking all 31 teams by their defenseman group | ESPN
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa whoa...hold on now...

I know the Erik Karlsson trade was huge for San Jose, but Nashville still has the best blue line in the league. Sure, I may be a bit biased. But seriously...stop sleeping on Mattias Ekholm.

And if you’re the Nashville defense stop embarrassing me during preseason right now.

Now second best defense in the league...I'll give it to San Jose.

NHL - Ranking every mascot, from Bailey, Gritty and Youppi to Nordy, Victor E Green and Hunter | ESPN
The Flyers' new mascot looks like they wrestled him out of a dumpster and then immediately let him get hit by a truck...I love him so much already.

Gnash might be number two on this list but he's still number one in everyone's hearts.

Dear NHL: The City Of Seattle Has Approved Its KeyArena Deal | Forbes
We are one step closer to another expansion team who’s draft will break our hearts and name will make us cringe.

NHL: Survey reveals stars have moderate to strong concussion concern | USA Today
These guys live the NHL every single day, I imagine their concerns are pretty spot on.

Meanwhile the guy that answered zero probably thinks he's tougher than the sun. The league needs less of that guy.

NHL Canadian Teams Capsules | The Washington Post
So it really is just Montreal and Ottawa making Canada look bad these days. Those numbers...ouch.

Golden Knights Sign Shea Theodore to Seven-Year, $36.4 Million Deal | Sports Illustrated
“He’s a good young player, we got some of his unrestricted years, and now he can just play.”

I feel like they should have just said “Young kid, decent player, not a cap ruiner, locked him down so no one else can have him...oh and he’s got a solid hockey name. Yeah...strong name.”

I couldn’t help myself.