Friday's Dump & Chase: Back to Work

I don't have the Predator's schedule in front of me, but if it's anything like other teams, the Predators will be back on the ice the second they're allowed by the CBA to be there in preparation for the game against the Wild tomorrow. It's been a long few days with not enough con

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Predators on track to sell out every home game for first time | The Tennessean
I tend to be skeptical about attendance numbers, but there's no doubt the Predators are drawing very well.

Alumni Johnson, Vokoun Remember Time with Preds | Nashville Predators
Some nice comments from the second captain of the franchise.

Sidney Crosby's winding road to 1,000 makes feat all the more remarkable -
Crosby is the 86th player in NHL history to reach the milestone.

Vermette suspended 10 games, will appeal -- TSN
It may take ten games for them to process the appeal.

Coyotes look like they’ll healthy scratch McGinn, he of the $10M contract | ProHockeyTalk
He's been disappointing, but very little on their team hasn't been.

What the haul looks like from a hat trick by Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin | ESPN
Who says no to an infographic about hats?

America’s Best Hockey Towns of 2017 |
Spoiler alert: their methodology favored college towns.

Michel Therrien thankful for time as Canadiens coach |
I didn't much like Therrien but he did love being coach of the Canadiens.

Melnyk stunned by asking price for Colorado's Duchene |
Melnyk is stunned by the prices on a fast food value menu, so that isn't saying much.

Islanders-Rangers bigger for Isles as they chase a playoff berth | Newsday
Jason Chimera with a nice quote here.

Tkachuk's rookie season rivaling that of his father's | Calgary Sun
If Tkachuk can manage to not develop a rep to rival Nazem Kadri's, he will be a very effective player with a great twitter handle.

Eric Lindros finds peace in reconciling with past | USA Today
Lindros is living a fairly ordinary life after an unfortunately short but impressive career.