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Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Changes

There’s nothing to say that hasn’t been said before. It’s time for the Predators to make some changes.

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Hockey News & Rants

Florida Panthers 4, Nashville Predators 2: Saturday Night Snoozer | OnTheForecheck
I said earlier this week I didn’t believe in trap games, and for a minute there I thought the Preds were going to back up that statement with their brief comeback, but they couldn’t get it done.

I imagine this is the last push David Poile needs for his trade decision.

Teen with cancer, practiced with Pekka Rinne, Predators through Make-A-Wish | The Tennessean
At least there’s a feel good story out of Nashville this week. A good reminder that the past few days weren’t all bad big picture wise.

NHL Central Division Roundup: Week Fifteen | On the Forecheck
The Preds might be having a bad week, but they're still a long way from being Dallas bad.

...and a long long way from being Chicago bad.

...and and even longer way from being...Minnesota.

Predators Recall Colin Blackwell, Send Zac Rinaldo to IR | On the Forecheck
Apparently this season when things are bad for the Preds, things are automatically going to be bad in Milwaukee as well. It seems like the most reasonable thing to do is for Poile to find a way to make the bleeding stop.

A trade? What say you?

NHL players sound off on World Cup cancellation | ESPN
Summary: They're not upset about it, because they would rather be at the Olympics.

Let them go to the Olympics. Simple. Easy, next.

The hipster pick for the best line in the NHL, and buying low on Nino Niederreiter | ESPN
This is fair. I can't imagine anyone having a bad time with Artemi Panarin on their line.

Hall to miss NHL All-Star Game for Devils | NHL
As entertaining as the All-Star Game is, it has to lose its spark for players after a while. For some of these guys after several years it has to just feel like another working weekend but with no pressure.

From a fan standpoint it’s also not as fun when it’s not in your city.

NHL’s bye week has morphed into a new trade deadline | San Francisco Chronicle
I wouldn’t say it’s the new trade deadline, but usually most teams know after January where they stand and if it’s time to make a move.

Golden Knights say they weren’t bothered by NHL’s new tech | Las Vegas Review Journal
It’s ironic but not at all surprising that the Golden Knights would be the test team for tracking tech that could create better sports betting opportunities.

Get that money.