Tuesday's Dump & Chase: Mike Fisher Picks Up an Assist

Christian Petersen

Over the last few days, the Nashville Predators were supposed to be on the road, playing at St. Louis on Saturday, then Montreal yesterday. With the lockout steaming past the two-month mark and no end in sight, Mike Fisher has to find ways to occupy his time, just like any other out-of-work guy would - by accompanying his superstar wife to award shows...

Nashville Predators News

In case you didn't catch Sunday night's American Music Awards, we can at least rest assured that Mike Fisher still has soft hands. Check out how smoothly he takes this pass from Carrie Underwood (then thinks about setting that purse on her chair... but nah):

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via CJ Fogler on Twitter

Beck recovering for Admirals - Predators Insider
Josh Cooper gets the scoop on Taylor Beck, after he took a nasty spill into the boards Friday night.

Last night, Mitch Korn held a goaltending seminar at Bridgestone Arena, and Cooper shared some video:


Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

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No surprise here...

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Behold Gary Bettman, in all his frustrating reluctance to answer questions as asked.

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The prospect of Sidney Crosby heading over to the KHL shows up in Elliotte Friedman's weekly column.

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Are we approaching a time when Corsi isn't considered exotic anymore?

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The notion that defensemen often take time to mature is accepted wisdom, but does it really hold up under scrutiny? Perhaps the answer lies in looking at how ice time varies by player age & position (i.e., do forwards get major ice time earlier than D).

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