Saturday's Dump & Chase: It's Game Night in Smashville!

Frederick Breedon

Happy Saturday, everybody! I'm back from my West Coast Tour, and if you only listen to one thing I say, make it this: Don't ever, ever buy a hot dog from a street vendor in Tijuana. Even if they're 3 for $1. Since I've been away for a while, here's a couple of random observations. 1. The intro video at Bridgestone is an improvement over last year's disaster, but I still didn't care for it. Visually, it was great, but I think if you're going to stray from the proven options with the song, you better have something really special in its place. This isn't it. For me, anyway. 2. Surprise! The offense sucks. And I don't think Stalberg's return will fix it enough. As someone who goes to a fair number of games, I hope I'm wrong. I don't want to be the one who pays the "entertainment tax" this year. 3. There appears to be two cotton candy vendors per section, which seems excessive, but I'm sure the team has some sort of formula to gauge demand on these things. 4. Maybe I missed it, but it appears the "Kiss Cam" has been axed. If that's true, I couldn't be happier. The only thing worse than the Kiss Cam is The Wave. 5. Seth Jones. Smooth skater. Looks like he belongs at this level. Isn't going to score 30 goals. I'm sure I'll have more complaints after tonight's game, but for now, on with the links!

Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators' Shea Weber off to slow start again | The Tennessean

"When yoooou think a defenseman should lead the team in scoring, yooooooou might be a Predators fan." -Potential Jeff Foxworthy Predators joke.

Smashville 24/7 - Franson recalls trade from Nashville

He calls the GM "Mr. Poile". What a nice young man.

Taking More Close-Range Shots Key to Offense-Sun Belt Hockey

They can take them from (insert name of local landmark) for all I care. Just get a couple in the net.

Fisher: Hit on Franson Not a Penalty - The Predatorial

I agree.

Trotz continues to get the most out of Preds - Sportsnet.ca

WHAT????

Around the Wide Wide Wide World of Hockey

Islanders’ captain John Tavares pulls out a tooth after taking puck to the face | ProHockeyTalk

Smart move. Less weight, more aerodynamic. He's gonna be that much more dangerous now.

On players’ opinion of fighting and whether it’s of any consequence (Trending Topics) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

I've always been a supporter of punching someone, but only when they really, really deserve it.

Joe Thornton would pull something out and stroke it if he scored 4 goals | Puck Drunk Love

Let's all hope he never accomplishes that feat.

@Strombone1 on Twitter: The Legend-The Hockey Writers

Classic.

Racking up four points, Stars' Seguin officially initiated to Victory Green crew | Dallasnews.com

Man, if he didn't party so much, he could be a real player in this league.

This Red Wings fan is not happy the Coyotes scored - SBNation.com

Well, she lives in Detroit, so there's a pretty good chance she came to the arena in a bit of a down mood.

Flyers Name Sylvester Stallone Head Coach - Lighthouse Hockey

Now THAT would create some buzz.

19 Effortless Halloween Costumes For Lazy Male Sports Fans-Buzzfeed

Do you have a shirt? Then you have a costume.

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