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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Again

“All of my life, where have you been? I wonder if we’ll see Eeli again. And if that day comes, I know we could win. I wonder if we’ll ever see him again”

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NHL: Preseason-Tampa Bay Lightning at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News

Preds assign Tolvanen to Milwaukee |
The Preds have assigned Tolavanen to the Admirals, a move sure to bum out many who hoped to see him in Smashville gold to start the season.

Predators: Nashville center Rocco Grimaldi trying to stick in NHL | The Tennesseean
His short stature lends “Rudy” comparisons, but it’s hard to identify a spot for him on the roster at this time or any time in the near future.

Central Division Roundup

Cam Ward won't let 'embarrassing' United Center debut with Blackhawks ruin his training camp | NBC Sports Chicago
Chicago's goaltending situation certainly doesn't appear to have improved since Corey Crawford went down less than two months into the 2017-18 campaign.

Montgomery Returns To Denver For First Time Since Leaving DU For The Stars Job - Defending Big D
Drama! Intrigue! Homecoming! (Kind of)

Minnesota Wild: Can Kyle Rau sneak through waivers unclaimed?
Quick, David, to the fax machine!

Ex-Blue Jori Lehtera and a cocaine ring? You can’t make this stuff up - St. Louis Game Time
The only ring he'll ever have. *laugh track*

Around the Hockeyverse

NHL point projections: How we see 2018-19 season unfolding | USA Today
Kevin Allen picks just three teams to finish with more points than the Preds. However, one of those teams also resides in the Central.

Karlsson could be traded to Lightning: report |
I mean, is there a team in the NHL to which Karlsson has not yet been linked?