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Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Keep it Groovy

Trade deadline thoughts, seasoning some young players, and playoff aspirations.

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Nashville Predators News and Notes

Recap: Nashville Predators 3, Detroit Red Wings 2 (SO): The Offices of Josi and Juuse - On the Forecheck
The Predators survive a slugfest thanks to their captain and their white-hot goalie.

It Took Some Time, But Eeli Tolvanen is Starting to Live Up to Expectations | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Season, marinate, season some more...that’s how you make a great steak/Eeli Tolvanen.

[Ed.: On the Forecheck does not endorse eating prospects.]

The Wish Cup: A Tournament to Support the Mid-TN Make-a-Wish Foundation | On the Forecheck
If you missed it, check out this piece about the 2021 Wish Cup, hosted right here in Nashville.

Around the League

Canucks up to 18 players on NHL COVID-19 protocol list
We are sending our best wishes to our friends in Vancouver.

Kings 'don't deserve to be in the playoffs' after listless loss
Coach Todd McLellan is big mad.

Blues need to 'flip that switch' to make playoffs, Armstrong says
Today, I learned that the Blues aren't even in the playoff race in the West. Wow.

Humboldt Broncos tribute center, roadside memorial plans unveiled
Remember the Broncos.

#SticksOut

Lightning can be quiet at Deadline because of past trades
Well, also because they have zero cap space. No dollars = no new boys.

NHL Trade Buzz: Hall scratched for Sabres against Devils
Is the Trade Deadline going to be frenzied? Or is it going to be boring?

How no-movement clauses are shaping Seattle's expansion landscape
Ah, Seattle. The NHL's 32nd franchise is making life hard for many GMs.

31 Thoughts: Sabres juggling multiple scenarios ahead of trade deadline
The Buffalo Sabres should be selling...basically everything. Here's this week's 31 Thoughts.

NHL Rumour Roundup: Will Columbus make Foligno available?
I can surely see Columbus making some big moves at the trade deadline. I wouldn't mind a piece from CBJ in the form of a third goaltender for a "ridiculously insane playoff push."

With additions made in off-season, Oilers content to stand pat at deadline
I still can't figure out what the Oilers are. Are they a contender, a dark horse, or impossible?

Staal's historic Canadiens debut the latest sample of depth team is built on
Montreal is doing it right in terms of veteran depth, stars, and young stars.

Joe Pavelski Wants to Start a Conversation | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
This seems like an excellent venture for Joe Pavelski.

NHL Power Rankings: Spirit of '96 | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
I see you, Nashville.

Top Five Trade Destinations for Kyle Palmieri | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
At some point, the Devils have to retain some veterans to lead the team into the future. They'd be smart to lock up Kyle Palmieri instead of trading him.

Adam Fox is an Unstoppable Force for the Rangers | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
This young blueliner sure can skate.

No Debate, Jack Campbell is the Toronto Maple Leafs' Starting Goaltender | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
It's pretty clear that the Maple Leafs should ride Jack Campbell into the playoffs.

Countdown to TradeCentre: Tracking the deadline buyers | TSN.ca
Panicking? Or getting excited? It's trade deadline time in less than a week!!!!

TSN Trade Bait: GMs gaming for prices to drop over next week | TSN.ca
If Nashville puts together some wins, their prices are going to just go up.

Have a great Hump Day, folks! I’m not sure about you, but I’m ready for some trade deadline chaos.