Thursday's Dump & Chase: Fasten Your Seatbelts

The Predators playoff run begins today. Buckle up, ladies and gentlemen.

Nashville Predators News

Preds Fully Prepped, Practiced Prior to Series - Nashville Predators
For three days, the Nashville Predators have studied film, adjusted systems and prepared in every way possible. Now, it's time to execute.

Weber vs Subban -
The regular season advanced statistical comparison is finished!

Bold prediction: Blackhawks in 7 (or maybe, possibly, Predators in 6) - Chicago Tribune

Rosenbloom with a measured take? Say it ain't so.

Around Hockey

Golden Knights to name Gallant head coach - TSN
A very solid choice. I don't think there's much not to like with Gallant. Will he step out of a taxi to be revealed as coach?

Columbus Blue Jackets 1 - Pittsburgh Penguins 3- April 12th, 2017 |
Winning 3-1, Marc-Andre Fleury stood tall in the crease while Matt Murray sat out injured, apparently tweaking something during warm ups. This goaltending narrative the Penguins have going could get a lot more interesting.

Back Where We Belong - Patrice Bergeron | The Players' Tribune
Ugh ew.

Fearing a jinx, Boston mayor stays out of NHL playoff bet with Ottawa - CBC News
Boston's mayor has a bad history with playoff bets, so he's steering clear of a public wager for the first round of the NHL playoffs.

Avalanche to protect Semyon Varlamov in NHL Expansion Draft - BSN
Interesting choice.

NHL 17 Playoff Sim- EA Sports
Who needs journalists or experts? How about we just have this video game's predictions come true? It knows Nashville will win it all anyways. Also funny that it doesn't predict any series going fewer than six games.

How NHL stars Matt Calvert, Brady Skjei, and Casey Cizikas got their scars - ESPN
I was at that Matt Calvert game. 36 stitches, returns to score game winner. Nationwide Arena went ballistic. God I love hockey.