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Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Thirsty for Thursday

Guys... we’re only 4 days out from the regular season. Rejoice, Forecheckers. Rejoice.

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

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Predators' first PredsFest a success at Bridgestone Arena | Tennessean
Friday night's fan fest was certainly a hit.

Why Not Make a Push for Matt Duchene? | On the Forecheck
We are destined to do this dance with Matt Duchene forever.

Milwaukee is the right place for Eeli Tolvanen | The Hockey News
Well, I certainly hope so. I think we're all in agreement that Tolvanen going back to the KHL isn't going to help his game over here.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Sidney Crosby likes the NHL's recent rules changes on player safety | Sportsnet
Crosby is unfortunately more familiar with head injuries than most. Given that, it's no surprise that he likes the way the NHL's rules have been trending.

Ranking all 31 teams by their goalie tandems | ESPN
Pekka Prime and Juicy Sorrows are number 1.

Zack Smith talks about going on waivers: 'It was kinda hard to grasp' | Sportsnet
Zack Smith was surprisingly put on waivers earlier this week, and he said it was humbling to hear words of support from not only his teammates, but other players around the league.

Central Division Preview: Minnesota Wild | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: Bobby Misey previews our division rival from the north.

The Maple Leafs might have a Mitch Marner problem on their hands | TheHockeyNews
"Forget William Nylander. Mitch Marner could be the Toronto Maple Leafs’ biggest concern, as the youngster appears primed to command top dollar when it comes time to negotiate a new deal next summer."

Jesperi Kotkaniemi to start season with Montreal Canadiens | Sportsnet
Jesperi Kotkaniemi... coolest name in the league.