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Monday’s Dump and Chase: Hot and Cold

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Hot/cold, yes/no, in/out, up/down. The Predators are consistently inconsistent.

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Around the League

Washington Capitals' Devante Smith-Pelly plays first game in Chicago since racial taunts last February - ESPN
Devante Smith-Pelly got the start in Chicago on Sunday. The Capitals dropped the game.

Faster NHL has players turning to weight loss, nutrition to keep up - NHL.com
Here's an interesting piece on how older NHLers keep themselves in prime physical condition with various diets.

Washington Capitals fans give Barry Trotz standing-O in return - ESPN
There's no way Barry Trotz is hated when he returns to Washington or Nashville.

Beyond Headlines: World Cup of Hockey a huge missed opportunity - Sportsnet.ca
The World Cup of Hockey is a big missed opportunity for the NHL.

Facts and Figures: Lundqvist moves past Sawchuk on wins list - NHL.com
King Henrik breaks another record.

Rask sustains concussion in Bruins game against Rangers - NHL.com
This is NOT good for Tuukka Rask.

Dream Finals: 10 Stanley Cup showdowns we’d like to see - TheHockeyNews
I'd like to see a Pittsburgh-Nashville rematch. That being said, I'd like to see the Preds against ANYONE in the Cup Final.

The Great Goalie Rankings: How The NHL’s 31 Starting Netminders Stack Up - TheHockeyNews
31 teams, 31 goalies. Here's your rankings.

Ask Me Anything: Will Penguins make aggressive upgrades at the trade deadline? - TheHockeyNews
A mailbag about trade deadline pieces, player tracking, and pregame meals.

The Oilers are overvaluing a playoff appearance and it could backfire big-time - TheHockeyNews
Edmonton is...doing stuff.

Slumping Nylander has new look and new line - TSN.ca
It's no secret William Nylander is struggling in Toronto.

Colorado Avalanche expected to recall Tyson Jost immediately after All Star break - Mile High Hockey
The Avalanche sent Tyson Jost to the AHL for some games just before and during the All-Star break. The forward has been struggling with the big club.

Getting to know Pontus Aberg - Hockey Wilderness
Pontus Åberg is now a member of the Wild. The winger had some early success in Anaheim but probably needs permanence and patience at this point.

Year 2 Game 50: Marchessault scores hat trick to help defeat Penguins - Knights On Ice
Wednesday's opponent is the Vegas Golden Knights. After a bit of a slow start, the Knights are again a force to be reckoned with in the West.

Rod Brind'Amour: Carolina Hurricanes so bad he nearly suited up - USA Today
Rod Brind'Amour was a bit upset.

NHL: High-profile teams are bad. How soon until they are back? - USA Today
Let the smaller market teams have some success...there's an idea. The same teams can't win championships every year and expect that to be sustainable.

As a reminder, your Nashville Predators play TODAY at 2:00 Central. Catch it on FS-TN. Have a great week, folks!