Friday's Dump & Chase: Anticipation

The Predators need three points--either picking them up themselves, or in lost points by the Kings--to secure a berth in the 2017 playoffs. Surely they'll make it in, but when?

Nashville News & Notes

Will remaining schedule strengthen Predators for playoffs? | USA Today
Signs point to "eh".

Soldier salute |
Stick taps to all the military members honored this past week.

Has Nashville become ‘it’ city for sports, too? | WKRN News 2
Yes. #ItCity

Throwback Thursday: When the expansion Predators were building their first roster | The Hockey News
Here's an old article from the Predator's expansion draft.

Predators become first NHL team to become StormReady | WATE 6 On Your Side
That's pretty reassuring.

Around Hockey

Q&A: Alexander Radulov on curfews, contracts and Canadiens chances -
Radulov: "When [I get a new contract], I'm sure you guys [the media] will be the first to know."

Karlsson's streak of 324 consecutive games played comes to an end - TSN
I get that iron man streaks are something that players are proud of, but at some point you need to sit out and get your injury fixed.

Report: Former Sens executive sues owner Eugene Melnyk, alleging ‘abusive’ behavior | ProHockeyTalk
Well, then.

As the Benn brothers faced off for the first time, Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jordie Benn stepped out from his younger sibling's shadow | ESPN
It turns out he's kinda competent when not playing in whatever Dallas has going on over there.

North Dakota Cuts Women's Hockey And Leaves Recruit Out In The Cold | Deadspin
This was very badly handled.

NHL Still The Goal Of Wolf Pack's Well-Traveled Taylor Beck - Hartford Courant
Neither he nor I understand how he hasn't got a real shot at the NHL.