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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Cool Those Jets, Man

Hello Winnipeg, it’s been awhile. The Preds look to get the upper hand on Winnipeg in their second meeting since that classic playoff series last spring.

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NHL: Winnipeg Jets at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News

Voice of the Preds Named 2018 Tennessee Sportscaster of the Year | NHL.com
Since first winning the award in 2011, Pete Weber has only failed to take home the prize in 2013 and 2017. Well deserved, Pete!

Predators: Trade for Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds? Nah | The Tennessean
Joe Rexrode makes a compelling argument for letting the talent currently on the roster get healthy over the next three months and build chemistry and momentum for a playoff run.

Central Division Roundup

Examining the Blackhawks’ microscopic playoff hopes in this week’s ‘Number Munchers’ | Second City Hockey
I don't like this doom and gloom from our friends at SCH. I know you'll all join me in hoping that the Blackhawks manage to pick up some 40 points or so in their final 34 games to minimize their chances of getting a top 3 draft pick.

Colorado Avalanche head home after a disappointing loss to Matt Duchene and the Senators | Mile High Hockey
The Avs are 2-6-2 in their last ten games.

Dallas Stars provide touching ultimate wish experience for young fan | Yahoo
This is really neat stuff. More stories like this, please.

Wild acquires Aberg from Ducks | NHL.com
Hey, we know that guy! (Almost didn't share this article because the improperly singular verb in the title bothers me)

Brossoit’s play has created a dilemma for Jets coach Maurice | Winnipeg Sun
Tonight's opponent appears to have a very good problem in net.

Around the Hockeyverse

31 Thoughts: Buyers, sellers emerging ahead of NHL Trade Deadline - Sportsnet.ca
A Sens sale, Oilers offense, Ducks dealings, and more in this week's 31 Thoughts.

NHL and NHLPA announce that World Cup of Hockey will not be played in 2020 | CBSSports.com
"Hey, let's say we're trying to grow the game globally out of one side of our mouths, then take various actions to prevent country-versus-country tournaments out of the other side". I get the conflict with the anticipated upcoming lockout, but this is still disappointing on multiple levels.