Monday’s Dump & Chase: Tolvanen Train

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Nashville Predators News

Recap: Nashville Predators 3, Columbus Blue Jackets 1: Sad times for Torts | On the Forecheck

Eeli Tolvanen has looked incredible the last few games. Despite being labeled as an offensive weapon, which he is, he’s been roughly 50/50 in offensive versus defensive zone starts this season while having decent possession numbers. Not bad.

Report: Amid rumors of an Ekholm trade, Predators scout Flyers prospects | On the Forecheck

I’m all about team blow it up. If Nashville can receive a decent return for Ekholm, they should do it.

College Hockey News

Roundup: Caufield Hat Trick Lifts Wisconsin | College Hockey News

Shocker, Canadiens draft pick Cole Caufield remains the best player in college hockey and proves it again.

Minnesota-Duluth Sitting on the Bubble | College Hockey News

UMD’s struggles haven’t been talked about a whole lot this season but, in the hyper-competitive NCHC, the Bulldogs are shockingly not a lock for the NCAA tournament.

Nine goaltenders chosen as finalists for annual Mike Richter Award as top goalie in men’s NCAA D-I hockey | College Hockey |

As great as all of these goaltenders are, Dryden McKay of Minnesota State stands out to me as the most deserving nominee.

Around Hockey

Dubnyk on Binnington’s antics: I just told him ‘Get off the ice. Calm down.’ |

The title should make you laugh without any further synopsis from me.

‘We weren’t playing even close to our best hockey’: Flames feel they’re turning the corner - Video | TSN

Oh? Just earning 5 of 8 points isn’t convincing me, but it’s a start, I suppose.