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Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: We Believe

The Preds are rolling again, and the Blackhawks’ goal song might have infiltrated my playlist, but it didn’t do them any favors on Monday. The real question is, do I tempt fate again on game day and listen to the song in question?

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Hockey News & Rants

Nashville Predators Mid-Season Grades | On the Forecheck
Rachel K gives the hometown team their mid-season grades. There’s still plenty of hockey left to play for those who didn’t fare so well.

P.K. Subban of Nashville Predators reaches out to teenage hockey player facing racial abuse | ESPN
“Keep pushing forward”

P.K. Subban is a class act. People hate on him and he still finds ways to pour more positivity into the world.

Ebbing and Flowing: Preds Responding to Adversity as Second Half Begins | NHL
I said it the other night, the road trip has been good for the Preds. What’s not good for the Preds is Detroit. Sometimes places are just bad for people, you know.

NHL awards race - John Gibson’s case to win the Vezina and the Hart | ESPN
Pekka Rinne for back to back Vezina wins.

Don’t kill the dream, Wyshynski.

Driver from Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team crash pleads guilty in Canadian court | The Washington Post
"I don’t want to make things any worse. I can’t make things any better, but I certainly don’t want to make them worse by having a trial."

I can’t imagine what the Humboldt families have gone through, but it’s good to see the driver taking responsibility and giving them the closure they need.

Hockey in Alabama - Where unlikely die-hards meet delightful 'shenanigans' | ESPN
And they said hockey would never work in the south.

If hockey can make it in Alabama it just might make it anywhere.

Andrei Vasilevskiy added to 2019 NHL All-Star Game roster | NHL
Carey Price is out and Andrei Vasilevskiy is in. Is it really the All-Star game without some drama and roster shakeups?

Also, what’s the longest healthy streak Carey Price has ever had? I feel like it may be some useless trivia I might need to know one day.

NHL midseason awards: Examining leaders for the Hart, Norris and more at the season’s halfway point | CBS Sports
It’s January, and it’s time to start speculating wildly about awards for the next six months.

Pekka for Vezina 2019.

In most boring video ever, deadpan NHL players reveal favorite cliches | Triblive.com
I’m all for a good cliché.

Also a hockey season is like 1,000 years long, what do we expect them to say? Maybe give an award each year to someone who can come up with the season’s best new cliché?

Are the Lightning the NHL’s super team? | Yahoo Sports
Admittedly I tend to give Tampa Bay the overlook 99% of the season, but, in all honestly, I’m never bored watching them play the Preds.

NHL burning questions: Revisiting every team’s biggest issues at the halfway mark | CBS Sports
Postseason Pekka.

Playoff Colin Wilson.

Apparently playoff nicknames are becoming a thing in Nashville. They should probably file a patent.