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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Cat Fight

The Preds play the Panthers tonight. It hasn’t gone well for our heroes in previous match-ups this season, but here’s to hoping this time will be different.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Five potential trade destinations for Predators defenceman Mattias Ekholm | Sportsnet
Please, please, please, PLEASE do not trade Mattias Ekholm to Winnipeg.

Hockey Analytics: NHL’s Stealthiest Defenseman | Yahoo! Sports
We’ve always wanted more league-wide praise for Mattias Ekholm. It’s just a bummer that when it finally came along, it’s been coupled with constant trade rumors.

Milwaukee Admirals Musings: On the Road in Des Moines | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: So yeah... the Iowa Wild are very, very, bad.

Nashville Predators One Thing Wednesday: David Poile Edition | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: How can Poile best help the Preds?

Does the answer rhyme with ‘schmetire’?

Other Hockey News & Notes

Buffalo Sabres fire coach Ralph Krueger after 12-game skid | ESPN
Ralph Krueger yesterday morning:

Stop Undervaluing the New York Islanders | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
The New York Islanders are now top-five in the NHL in points percentage. Why are they always underestimated year after year? It’s the Barry Trotz way, that’s why.

Islanders captain Anders Lee out for the rest of season | Sportsnet
Speaking of the New York Islanders, captain Anders Lee is slated to undergo surgery this week and will miss the rest of the season.

Dani Rylan Kearney resigns from NWHL adviser, ownership roles | ESPN
NWHL founder and former commissioner Dani Rylan Kearney resigned Tuesday from her post as an adviser to the league and president of the entity that owns four of its six teams.

NHL Buzz: Vesey claimed off waivers by Canucks | NHL.com
Jimmy the Rat has found yet another home.

Breaking down the major NHL awards candidates at mid-season | Sportsnet
Still waiting for that Calder buzz to roll in for our boy Eeli Goalvanen.

Thursday’s (Cat) Tunes