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Friday’s Dump & Chase: Games in Hand

The rest of the Central Division had enough games in hand that the Nashville Predators got a little bit more rest. Let’s hope it pays off.

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Nashville Predators News

Predicting Contracts: Milwaukee Admirals 2019-20 | On the Forecheck
You've probably heard that the Nashville Predators made it through the trade deadline without robbing the pantry. What exactly does that look like in Milwaukee? Rachel and Eric take a look.

Broadcaster Blog: One Month to Go | NHL.com
Willy Daunic takes a look at the major issues heading into the homestretch: Pekka's workload, keeping up with the Winnipeg Jets, and what needs to happen with the remaining schedule.

Around Hockey

… And Then We Got Mario Kart Tattoos | By Braden Holtby | The Players’ Tribune
I always enjoy reading articles from the players themselves. Most of them are good, some are really good, but a few have been incredible. This is one of my favorites. Braden Holtby covers a lot of ground, but the most enduring (and endearing) image has gotta be the kids...

Blue Jackets’ offense shut down again in big loss to Penguins | ProHockeyTalk
The Columbus Blue Jackets, who went a little crazy at the trade deadline, are starting to look like they might not make the playoffs. Folks, it's not good.

Golden Knights could win big thanks to Seattle’s expansion draft | ProHockeyTalk
Things could get incredibly interesting given the unique position the Las Vegas Golden Knights will be in once the Seattle expansion draft hits. Can you trust Vegas? Can you slip something by the NHL? It will be an interesting time to be a hockey fan, for sure.

Zucker hat trick leads Wild past Lightning | TSN.ca
The Tampa Bay Lightning, who appear to be unstoppable, just lost to a team the Preds took 4 points from over the course of a few days. A team with two whiny goalies. This clearly shows, by the Preds’ recent victories over the Minnesota Wild and their resulting victory over the Lightning, that the Nashville Predators are the new favorites for the Stanley Cup.

Fleury on stare down with Rittich: 'I thought he was coming' | TSN.ca
Be fair, EVERYONE wanted to see a goalie fight. I mean, maybe not Marc-André Fleury and David Rittich, but we all want to see Carey Price horsewhip Devan Dubnyk, right?

Rebuilt Humboldt Broncos make SJHL playoffs after devastating bus crash | 660 News
You almost have to think they have some extra guys on their side. Incredible to come back from tragedy like this. With so many new players, this is quite an impressive run they've put together.

Ryan Reaves hates Tom Wilson. ‘I just don’t like him. Hands down, I just don’t like the guy.’ | Russian Machine Never Breaks
Brutal honesty from Ryan Reaves.