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Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Double Down

Let’s make it two wins on the season today, folks.

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Nashville Predators News

Cole Smith makes NHL debut for Nashville Predators | Grand Forks Herald
The North Dakota product and newly christened NHL rookie has worked his tail off to get where he is, and I’m glad he’s getting to fulfill his lifelong dream of playing in The Show.

Fun Articles

A Chart Story: The Best & Worst of 80's Hockey | All Three Zones
Corey Sznajder went back and looked at 80’s hockey teams and broke down why dynasties were dynasties in a way that makes sense. Pretty cool stuff.

Letter to a younger me about catfish and hockey in Nashville | SBNation.com
I think about this article all the time, and it always reminds me how lucky we are as fans to have such a weird and amazing culture surrounding this team. Supporting the Predators is fun on some level, win or lose, and I’d like to drop this in here to remind us all of that before we begin another season full of possible success or disappointment.

Around The League

They said it: Brind’Amour, Mrazek, Niedrreiter on season-opening win | Canes Country
Some good interview content from our friends over at Canes Country. Be sure to check out their podcast before Nashville's upcoming matchup with Carolina.

Tampa Bay keeps the offense rolling as they defeat Chicago, 5-2. | Raw Charge
This brought me joy to read for obvious reasons.

Getting Reacquainted with the Florida Panthers - A Quick Recap of the 2020 Offseason | Litter Box Cats
The Panthers are a team that not enough people are paying attention to, so here's a good one-stop article to fill y'all in on what this team did in the offseason.

WIIM’s BOLD Predictions 2021 | Winging It In Motown
Lots of good, measured takes here, interesting points about who to watch on Detroit's roster, etc.... oh Lord here come the hot takes.

Blackhawks at Lightning 2021 NHL Recap: Score, stats, videos, highlights | Second City Hockey
I know it isn't very nice to laugh at the misfortune of others, but in this case I couldn't care less. The Blackhawks are terrible and that's hilarious.

Opening Night Recap: Blue Jackets tripped up at Predators | The Cannon
A recap of the previous game, told from the perspective of our opponents. The comments section is a riot.

Number One Center: Who Steps in for Tyler Seguin | Defending Big D
With matchups against the Stars approaching, it's important to know how the opposing roster has changed. With Tyler Seguin out long-term, who will step in for Dallas? Read to find out.

Tweet of the Day

More like Tweet of the Century, IMO. Jake Voracek of the Flyers isn’t a big fan of local sportswriter Mike Sielski, and he wasn't afraid to speak his mind after last night’s win over the Penguins. Travis Konecny’s face as he realizes what’s happening is priceless.

Song of the Day

I’m feeling some Sturgill Simpson, y’all. Good vibes and outlaw energy as we head into a long weekend with NHL hockey to entertain; that’s the good stuff.