Wednesday's Dump & Chase: Long Road Trip Off to Good Start

Hannah Foslien

After a successful night in Minnesota, the Nashville Predators take their act to St. Louis, as part of a two-week, seven-game adventure that will tell us much about their prospects for the season. Our morning notes feature an extended conversation with head coach Barry Trotz...

Nashville Predators News

The Preds Are Back To Work (And So Am I) | Predators AJenda
An outstanding read here that's about a lot more than just hockey, I assure you.

Nashville Predators face immediate test with seven-game road trip | The Tennessean
A fortnight on the road might be a good thing for this team right now.

Three Minutes With: Preds prospect Zoltan Hetenyi… | Section 303
With a name like Zoltan, I was expecting a palm reading.

Also, listen in as Barry Trotz joined 102.5 The Game's 1st Quarter this morning for two segments:

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Strombabble: Gillis Drops Sexy Quote, Doesn't Actually Tell Us Anything | CanucksArmy
Speculation is reaching a fevered pitch, after Vancouver GM Mike Gillis hints that a deal for Roberto Luongo might be close.

Red Wings Sign Veteran D-Man Kent Huskins - Winging It In Motown
Detroit plugs a hole created by multiple injuries.

Blues At Blackhawks Game Recap: Blues Lose Eighth In A Row In Chicago - St. Louis Game Time
In a battle of two hot teams, Chicago pulled into the Central lead.

Dallas Stars Outplay Detroit Red Wings, Win 2-1 - Defending Big D
Two goals from Michael Ryder lifted the Stars past the Red Wings in Detroit.

Kings @ Avalanche Recap: Avs Win Home Opener Over Defending Cup Champions, 3-1 - Mile High Hockey
That's the way to open your home schedule...

Sharks sweep Alberta with 6-3 win in Edmonton - Fear The Fin
Oiler fans were so jacked up for the home opener, too.

Martin Brodeur Earns Shutout #120 in New Jersey Devils' 3-0 Win Over Philadelphia Flyers - In Lou We Trust
The Predators weren't the only team having a Marty Party last night.

Instant Recap: Winnipeg Jets earn their first win of the season, doubling up on the Washington Capitals 4-2 - Arctic Ice Hockey
Winnipeg notched a victory against their hated division rival in Washington (sounds weird, doesn't it?).

Washington's Mike Ribeiro rips on NHL officiating | Puck Drunk Love
Well, at least we know he cares, right?

Extended Game Recap: The Montreal Canadiens trounce the Florida Panthers - Eyes On The Prize
The Habs took down Florida 4-1.

Game 3: Tampa Bay Lightning at Carolina Hurricanes - Raw Charge
Vincent Lecavalier jump-started the Lightning with two assists.

ESPN Source Says Nino Niederreiter 'Camp' Requested Trade from Islanders; Newsday Provides Context - Lighthouse Hockey
Seriously? This kid has proved nothing at the NHL level as of yet.

Source: Lighthouse Hockey Requests Trade from SB Nation - Lighthouse Hockey
Well played, lads, well played.

Brayden Schenn to face disciplinary hearing for Anton Volchenkov hit - Broad Street Hockey
Might this lead to the first Shanaban of the season?

Maple Leafs Rumor: Is MLSE Going To Hire Wayne Gretzky As President? - Pension Plan Puppets
I don't get the excitement here. Either he's hired to be a spokesman for the team, or he actually has a say in hockey operations, where he didn't accomplish anything of note in Phoenix (which has made the playoffs twice since he left).

The Anatomy of a Brawl… by Steph Muraro | Hockey Gal Milwaukee
Stephanie deconstructs some ultra-violence.

New Study Reveals That CTE May Be Detectable In Living Patients - Deadspin
This is a big step forward in the diagnosis and treatment of long-term issues related to violent sports, including hockey, but the road ahead is long.

And now... a puck drop from outer space:


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