Friday’s Dump & Chase: Need that groove

The Predators couldn’t find their groove in the home opener, but it’s a new day with fresh links.

Nashville News & Notes

Recap: Nashville Predators 3, Seattle Kraken 4: Opening Night a Loss | On the Forecheck
The Preds dropped their first game of the season to a hungry expansion team.

Hockey News & Notes

Brady Tkachuk Signs Seven Year $57.5m Contract with Senators | Silver Seven
And. Here. We. Go!

The forward inks a big deal with Ottawa.

The New Jersey Devils Have a Chance to Surprise | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
After 39 years of competition, the Devils are at an intriguing place in their history. They're not ready to win just yet, but they've got a positive future ahead of them.

Absolutely here for this take.

Oliver Ekman-Larsson looks like a nice fit for Canucks |
Wednesday night was a pretty good start to the rest of his career.

Could Wednesday be what Vancouver can expect from Ekman-Larsson?

Linesman CJ Murray to Make NHL Debut in Nashville |
The Seattle Kraken made their NHL debut on Tuesday. Tonight, it’s linesman C.J. Murray’s turn.

Turns out Tomasino wasn’t the only one making his debut last night at Bridgestone.

Shannon Turner back for one last, last chance at Isobel Cup | The Ice Garden
Guess who’s back, back again? One last Cup chase for Turner.

A welcome surprise for Whale fans! Could this be the year?

A Call To Arms |
Sitting idly by and watching the mass exodus of talented young whistle-blowers could not only risk the next generation of promising officials, but could plunge the future of the game into uncertainty.

Until parents and coaches hold each other accountable for rinkside behavior, it will continue to be a challenge to bring - and keep - new officials in hockey at all levels.

Mood Music

Maybe the Predators will tap into their heart to find their groove before Saturday.