Friday's Dump & Chase: Rockets Reunited

Joel Auerbach

Our morning hockey notes kick off today with a look at the newest Nashville Predator, a guy who hopes to solidify the Preds' blueline and boasts a long history with fellow Kelowna Rockets alumnus Shea Weber...

Nashville Predators News

Defenseman brings toughness to Predators - The Tennessean
While reading this I hear the Jetson's theme music... Meet Scott Hannan!

NHL wants 64-game schedule if new CBA is reached quickly - Nashville Predators Examiner
A conference-only schedule starting in early December? It's better than nothing, I suppose.

Nashville Jr. Preds U12 Elite Team To Play In The World Championship Of Peewee Hockey - Nashville Predators
Look, it's nice that people want to send their kids to Quebec to play in a peewee tournament, but for me it really underscores the financial barrier that prevents many kids from playing the sport in the first place.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

'04-'05 NHL Lockout Enters Ninth Year | The Onion
Ouch!

NHL, NHLPA avoid meltdown in negotiations - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
They're still talking, so we'll take it.

NHL players to get rid of if the CBA allows for amnesty buyouts - National Post
If teams get to walk away from a contract as part of the new CBA, who might the Preds choose? I doubt it would be SK74, since they just signed him to his deal.

Pass or Fail: AHL Rockford IceHogs’ Mexican fiesta Los IceHogs jerseys | Puck Daddy
Put your sunglasses on before clicking this one.

How Often Does Rebuilding Work? | NHLNumbers.com
The line for Columbus in the table here is just sad.

HockeyAnalysis.com " Using goalies to estimate zone start impact on corsi
An interesting approach to the zone start question, but I have trouble buying the idea that we should just ignore the first 10 seconds after each faceoff.

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