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Friday’s Dump & Chase: Mattias Rising

Do you think people are starting to notice Nashville’s best kept secret?

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Nashville Predators News

The Seth Jones for Ryan Johansen Trade, Three Years Later: A Conversation with Jackets Cannon, Part II - On the Forecheck
This is an excellent and comprehensive look at the trade that brought Ryan Johansen to Nashville (and sent Seth Jones to Columbus).

Hal Gill, Chris Mason Named Honorary Coaches for 2019 NWHL All-Star Game in Nashville
Nashville Predators fans may recognize the honorary coaches for the NWHL All-Star Game. I know this has a lot to do with the game taking place in Nashville, but I'd like to believe they would have picked these guys either way.

Nashville Predators 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 4 (OT): Preds Tie Columbus Late But Only Take a Point in OT - On the Forecheck
Rachel K is great at these recaps. I, personally, would have been writing this one in tears.

Around Hockey

NHL All-Star Game promised to Seattle
I really don't understand why there is a sudden urge to cater to expansion teams these days. I hope the Seattle As-Of-Yet-Unnamed-Team (Baristas) enjoy being the belle of the ball.

Andersen ahead of Gibson in race for Vezina Trophy
There's some noise around Pekka Rinne, but not enough. Most important here is the low, low placement of Connor Hellebuyck.

Sergei Bobrovsky will not be with team against Nashville
So, this is what brought on the wrath of Joonas Korpisalo. Is Sergei Bobrovsky on the way out early?

Who should be the final four additions to the all-star rosters? - TheHockeyNews
The only correct answer is Filip Forsberg.

NHL's Top 12 UFAs of 2019: Latest rumours, reports -
Wayne Simmonds connected with the Nashville Predators? What about Jeff Skinner? Who would you like to to see at the trade deadline?

John Tortorella earns 600th NHL win
This race was interesting until Peter Laviolette lost, but it was a heckuva game either way.