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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Don’t Stop Me Now

Tonight, the Preds are gonna have themselves a real good time. They feel alive. And the Stars, they’ll turn them inside out, yeah. We’ll be floating around in ecstasy. So. Don’t. Stop. Preds. Now. Cause we’re having a good time, having a good time.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Desperate and inspired, the Nashville Predators are fighting hard against change | Tennessean
Calle Järnkrok and Eeli Tolvanen do not care for your desires for a team rebuild. They will drag this team to the playoffs kicking and screaming if they have to.

Milwaukee Admirals Musings: Back From A Break | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: The Chicago Wolves are still a wagon.

Injury Updates

Fil is now considered week-to-week, and I want to die.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Flyers’ Shayne Gostisbehere clears waivers, eligible for taxi squad | Sportsnet
Philadelphia Flyers defender Shayne Gostisbehere has somehow cleared waivers. I know his contract isn’t the greatest, but I can’t believe there wasn’t one team out there that was willing to take him on.

Oilers’ Connor McDavid fined $5K for elbowing Canadiens’ Kotkaniemi | Sportsnet
No suspension for the golden boy. Can’t say I’m all that surprised.

Here’s the incident for any of you who may have missed it.

Carter Verhaeghe Has Proven to be the Best Off-Season Value Signing | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Verhaeghe bounced around teams before finally getting an elevated role in Florida. As the numbers show, he may be one of the best value signings we’ve seen in some time.

The Buffalo Sabres’ epic winless streak continues - Who is most at fault, and how do they get back on track? | ESPN
Greg Wyshynski and Emily Kaplan debate who gets the blame up in Buffalo and look ahead to what they should do, including how to deal with the Jack Eichel-sized elephant in the room.

[Ed.: The Buffalo Sabres actually managed to win a game last night after this was submitted, so if you get all your hockey news from our links, now you know.]

Panthers’ Duclair likely out a week to 10 days with upper-body injury | ESPN
Unfortunately there are more injury woes for the Panthers as forward Anthony Duclair suffered an upper-body injury after a hard spill into the boards during Tuesday’s game against the Red Wings. He will likely be sidelined a week to 10 days.

Prospect Watch: Minnesota State High School Tournament | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
One of the most revered and unique events is underway and, as always, there is NHL talent to watch.

Thursday’s Tunes

I mean, I wasn’t going to not put this here.