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Friday’s Dump & Chase: Tanking is Hard

In which the Predators are creeping toward a playoff spot...again.

NHL: JAN 17 Blue Jackets at Predators Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Canadiens want to sign Caufield to long-term contract, GM says
Cole Caufield is regarded as a big part of the Montreal Canadiens, who want to sign him to a long-term contract, Canadiens general manager Kent Hughes said Wednesday.

Super 16: Bruins remain No. 1, Lightning in top 3 of power rankings
SIXTEEN, SIXTEEN!

Slafkovsky out 3 months for Canadiens with lower-body injury
Juraj Slafkovsky, Joel Armia and Jake Evans were each placed on injured reserve by the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday.

Mailbag: Karlsson trade options for Sharks; Tolvanen potential for Kraken
"Superstar? No.

Impact player? I think so.

Tolvanen, the No. 30 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, could have been an impact player with the Nashville Predators too, but there were limited opportunities and it's not as if he blew away the coaching staff with his play to warrant more playing time than he was getting. Just this season alone he played 13 games and had four points (two goals, two assists) and 19 shots on goal while averaging 12:49 of ice time per game, including 2:02 per game on the power play. Meh."

McDavid has snowplow named after him by city of Edmonton
Connor McDavid can do it all for the city of Edmonton: score goals, assist on others, plow snow.

Tkachuk brothers' vibrant personalities stem from colourful St. Louis roots
There's a reason the Tkachuks' household in suburban St. Louis has produced two of the league’s most colourful players. Eric Francis stopped by to find out why.

Rick Tocchet on Canucks head-coaching job: 'I haven't signed any contracts'
Former NHLer Rick Tocchet wouldn't tip his hand when asked about whether he's in line to be the next coach of the Vancouver Canucks.

Sportsnet's 2023 NHL Draft Prospect Rankings: January Edition
With the WJC in the rear view mirror, we head down the second half stretch towards the NHL Draft. Sam Cosentino shares his latest rankings of the top 32 players.

Mattias Janmark's grit proves veteran depth is needed alongside star power for Oilers
There are reasons general manager Ken Holland acquired a veteran depth forward like Mattias Janmark, and those reasons don’t happen in September.

NHL Power Rankings: Who will stay and who will go from UFA class of 2023
"Kevin Lankinen has been a great backup to fellow Finn Juuse Saros this season; do the Preds try to keep him around a bit longer while Yaroslav Askarov marinates in the minors?"