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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Great White Buffalo

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In which our heroes head to Upstate New York in search of their third straight win, Peter DeBoer gets fired, and Shea Weber is on FIRE.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators Analytics Corner: Take Good Shots, Win More Games | On The Forecheck
Good shots, eh?

Well there’s the Pineapple Upside Down Cake, the B-52, the Vegas Bomb, the Afterburner, the Kamikaze, the classic jell-o shot... Wait, what were we talking about?

Saros Stars in Playoff-Like Atmosphere as Preds Beat Sharks | Nashville Predators
Maybe start Saros for a bit? Just a suggestion.

Milwaukee Admirals Musings: Back From Far Rockaway...er...Rockford | On the Forecheck
While the Ads’ historic 13-game win streak may have come to an end, Milwaukee rebounded by stomping out Rockford in back-to-back games.

Other Hockey News & Notes

How the Dallas Stars dealt with Jim Montgomery will have a greater effect than any NHL Code of Conduct | The Hockey News
‘NHL coaches are facing more scrutiny and receiving greater discipline than they have in the past, and it’s the threat of unemployment regardless of results that will do the most to change the behavior of those who have the privilege of stepping behind NHL benches.’

Hockey’s moment of reckoning is in its infancy | TSN
I just picture Akim Aliu in a Bane mask telling Gary Bettman, “I AM HOCKEY’S RECKONING.”

Eichel’s point streak reaches 14 as Sabres send Blues to third straight loss | Pro Hockey Talk
If the Preds are going to win their third in a row tonight, they’ll have to try to contain the hottest player in the league right now.

Canadiens recall Poehling, Folin, place Kotkaniemi on IR | Sportsnet
The Montreal Canadiens recalled forward Ryan Poehling and defender Christian Folin from the AHL Laval Rocket on Wednesday. The youngster Kotkaniemi (I love typing this name, by the way) has missed the last two games after suffering a concussion.

Gary Bettman says World Cup of Hockey won’t be back for 2021 | ESPN
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said that while there’s interest in bringing back the World Cup of Hockey, it won’t be happening in 2021.

Flames’ Zac Rinaldo makes tone-setting impact in win over Coyotes | Sportsnet
Well good for you, Zac. Good for you.

Canadiens’ Shea Weber: Two-point night helps deliver win | CBS Sports
Our estranged father now has 10 goals and 25 points in 31 games.

Miss you every day, Dad. Proud of you.

Analyzing Shea Weber’s recent dominance an how much can be sustained | Sportsnet
Seriously... I miss you, Webs.