Friday’s Dump & Chase: Knocking It Out

Preseason Predator stats shine, Florida plans for a deep run, and the Coyotes ditch their fancy duds. It’s quite a Friday, folks.

Nashville News & Notes

Three Things to Watch for the Preds Against The Lightning Tonight | On the Forecheck
The preseason can have some hectic hockey, but here are three things to hone in on as the Predators take the ice in Florida.

So how did Nashville do against the defending Stanley Cup Champions Thursday night? Take a look at the stats.

Following Productive Offseason, Fabbro Ready for New Challenge with Preds |
Hynes wants Fabbro to be a regular on the backend once more, and all indicators say he's on his way to doing just that.

Fabbro is ready to prove his value at the blue line.

Hockey News & Notes

Frederick Gaudreau building on previous connections with Minnesota Wild | Hockey Wilderness
One of Minnesota’s newest forwards is reuniting with some older friends this season.

Why does It seem so many beloved former Predators end up doing time in Minnesota?

For the Florida Panthers, the Time Really Might be Now - The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
Losing to Tampa Bay was bad enough for the Florida Panthers in last season’s playoffs. Watching the Lightning go on to win the Stanley Cup, oddly enough, didn’t make things worse – it only further convinced the Panthers that they can win it all.

Florida is a legit contender for the Cup, and I’m not sad to see them back in the Eastern Conference this season.

New NHL fans, here’s what you need to know about the red and blue lines while watching a game | The Seattle Times
With the Kraken facing the Oilers on Tuesday and the Flames on Wednesday, I felt this would be a good time to explain how those blue lines and red lines are used.

I love the way Seattle is introducing new hockey fans to the game and the Kraken. It really is OK to not know everything about hockey and still be a part of the community.

Coyotes become 1st NHL team to fully relax game-day dress code |
Coyotes chief brand officer Alex Meruelo Jr. floated the idea of ditching suits to the team last season, and they're going to run with it full time in 2021-22.

I like the suits, but you do you, boo.

Mood Music

While just a preseason game, the strong play of the young Predators knocked it out of the arena in Tampa Bay.