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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Ill Feelings Die Hard

The Preds play the Pittsburgh Penguins this evening, and no, I haven’t let go of my 2017 angst.

NHL: All Star Game Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News

After shutting out the Leafs, the Predators may be finally hitting their stride | A to Z Sports
Fingers crossed that Alex is right, and that the Preds continue to play imposing hockey.

Predators Playoff Opponent Update | NHL.com
Bookmark this page to see how the numbers change over the remainder of the regular season. At the time of this writing, the odds currently overwhelmingly favor a Preds-Blues first round matchup, setting the likelihood of this at 63.9%. Second-most likely is Preds-Stars at 28.2%.

Central Division Roundup

The BU Roundtable: Where do the Chicago Blackhawks go from here? | Blackhawk Up
To the golf course, eyyyyyyyy.

Dallas Stars: What we learned about tickets, events for the 2020 Winter Classic between the Stars and Predators | SportsDay
It does help quite a git that there will only be a (relative) handful of tickets that are $425 or $475. Lower bowl tickets closer to the ends of the playing surface will go for $145-205, evidently.

Video: MN Wild's Jason Zucker leg bends in crash with Avalanche player | Twin Cities Pioneer Press
Oy, that knee twist looked pretty gnarly. Good to hear that it apparently wasn't nearly as bad as it looked.

St. Louis Blues Pat Maroon Hits Milestone With Childhood Team | Bleedin’ Blue
Hard to imagine growing up dreaming of playing for the Blues...but I guess we all make mistakes sometimes.

Sagging Central Division puts Winnipeg in favourable playoff position - Sportsnet.ca
The article itself has its merits, but I had a good laugh at a few of the comments...also, they spelled “favorable” wrong, the sillies.

Around the Hockeyverse

College hockey bracketology: Final push in the last weekend before tournament selections | NCAA.com
The NCAA hockey tournament is just around the corner!

Howard signs one-year contract to stay with Red Wings | NHL.com
I mean, there's something to be said for loyalty, I suppose.

6 D-Men Head Hobey Top 10 List | College Hockey News
The list of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker award was announced today.