Thursday's Dump & Chase: VESEYMANIA

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

30 Thoughts: Clearing up expansion draft questions -
#16 relates to Jimmy Vesey.

Why Jimmy Vesey would make fast impact for Predators | Tennessean
"NHL analysts list reasons top prospect Jimmy Vesey could make a seamless transition from Harvard to the NHL with the Predators, who hold his rights."

Other Hockey Stuff

The Insider: Odds are Matthews heading north to Canada - Article - TSN
Well, yeah. That's how it works when Canadian teams have been moving south in the standings all year.

Blue Jackets | Hosting NHL game not priority for Ohio State | BlueJackets Xtra
That would be an impressive venue, and I'm sure it would be no trouble to fill it with your normal garden variety Chicago, Detroit, or Pittsburgh fans.

Heika: Eakin could be Stars' top center for playoffs, which is impressive with Spezza, Seguin on roster | SportsDay
Sure. Okay.

Chicago Blackhawks in pre-playoffs tailspin, as is tradition | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
They probably get bored at this time of the year. They know they're going to the playoffs, they know the division doesn't matter, and they tend to play a lot of hockey so they conserve their energy. Let's enjoy this lull while it lasts.

The NHL award underdogs you should be rooting for -
You are all allowed to pull for Barry Trotz. It's okay.

NHL - Are 50-goal scorers a thing of the past? | ESPN
Maybe. But guess what... the game is getting better.

Drouin says it's on him to earn chance to rejoin Lightning -
Time published: 9:14 AM.

Syracuse Crunch's Jonathan Drouin suspended for violating team rule |
Time published: 8:56 PM.

Subban (neck) returns to full practice, but still has ‘some symptoms’ – ProHockeyTalk

WATCH: This Swiss hockey team's ice projection show is absurd -
The bar has been raised.

Not Hockey

The Grilled Cheeserie Food Truck Is Going Brick and Mortar in Hillsboro Village - Eater Nashville
After 5 years, I'd say they've earned it. Good work, Joseph and Crystal... and good luck.