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Friday’s Dump & Chase: Sweater Weather

Fall is here and the Preds are back on the ice at training camp.

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Nashville News & Notes

Renewed Excitement Plentiful as Preds Begin Full Training Camp Again | nhl.com
Despite the looks of complete fatigue and general disdain displayed after exiting the rink for their individual ice tests, Predators players were rather excited to be back at Centennial Sportsplex for the start of Training Camp.

After two wonky seasons, things are starting to feel a little familiar as the team works out at training camp.

Preds Training Camp 2021: Five Storylines to Watch | nhl.com
Autumn has officially arrived - and so has Predators hockey.

There’s a lot to watch in this new Preds post-Pekka era.

The Admirals got down to business with a young defender.

Chicago Blackhawks, NHL 2021-22 Central Division season preview: Nashville Predators team capsule, updates - Second City Hockey
Can the Predators expect to reach the playoffs in back-to-back seasons?

Always interesting to see what a division rival thinks will happen in Smashville.

Hockey News & Notes

NHL investigation regarding Evander Kane completed | nhl.com
The National Hockey League announced today that it had concluded its investigation of allegations that San Jose Sharks forward Evander Kane gambled on League games, having found no evidence to support those allegations, or allegations that Mr. Kane made any effort to negatively impact his own Club's games.

Despite this investigation wrapping up, the league is taking a look at further allegations with regards to Kane.

Jack Eichel Fails Physical, Stripped of Buffalo Sabres Captaincy - Die By The Blade
The saga between the Sabres and Eichel continues.

Buffalo Sabres v New York Islanders Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images

This story keeps getting more and more painful to follow.

For Oilers, Archibald’s selfish anti-vaccine stance is not worth the risk | sportsnet.ca
Archibald is a nice, fourth-line penalty killer in a normal season. He’ll get you 10 goals a year. But for this, the third COVID-affected NHL campaign, an unvaccinated Archibald just isn’t worth it.

Coaches and GMs are making hard decisions with regards to COVID protocols this season.

NHL Prospect Notebook: An early look at the 2022 draft | sportsnet.ca
It's never too early to start talking about the next NHL Draft. As leagues are picking back up around the world, Sam Cosentino gives some early notes on some interesting names among the next class.

If the Predators’ youth movement has you curious about who might be worth drafting next year, take a look at this list of potential draftees for 2022.

Cutting-edge NHL Shop takes league's retail experience to new levels | espn.com
From custom jerseys and virtual photo shoots with players to an actual ice rink, the NHL is all-in at its new store in New York City.

Just take all my money and let me get a picture with Roman Josi already.

Mood Music

Fall is here, the evening temperatures are getting cooler, and hockey is right around the corner. No offense, Andy Williams, but I think this may be the most wonderful time of the year!