Saturday's Dump & Chase: The First-Place Avalanche

Doug Pensinger

It's true. I checked the standings and everything. But how is this possible? Oh. I guess you don't need much #Grit when you can do stuff like that. Can it last? I have no idea, but they've had a pretty impressive month. And they might be too terrified of their coach to totally collapse. I'm hoping they do fall back to earth, though...we're gonna have enough trouble making the playoffs without any extra teams getting in the way.

Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators benched Viktor Stalberg to give him time to adjust | The Tennessean

Oh, ok. Good to know.

Welcome to the Carter Hutton Show | The Hockey Writers

They had me until the "will Pekka lose his job?" section.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Leafs' David Clarkson playing catch-up with teammates | CBC Sports

If they want him to get in sync, they should bench him. Works every time.

NHL Grab Bag: Canada's Great Goaltending Crisis Is Upon Us - Grantland

For the last time, stop worrying about this, Canada. You aren't winning gold, no matter what you do.

Players must adapt to control increasing epidemic of reckless hits - SI.com

Is it just me, or have there been waaaaaay more of these than usual in the first few weeks?

Witness Boston College defenseman’s controversial game-saving goal-line ‘catch’ (Video) | Puck Daddy

Can you do that? I don't think you can do that.

Trial for Todd Bertuzzi attack on former Avalanche Steve Moore set for 2014 - The Denver Post

I'd almost forgotten about this.

Tortorella: We’re not going to dive | The Province

If he can make that happen, he really is a great coach.

Sabres enforcer Scott's hearing scheduled for Thursday-TSN

I think he's gonna be taking a little vacation.

It’s October and Edmonton’s already playing ‘must-wins’ | ProHockeyTalk

No more coasting in Edmonton, you guys.

NHL must do more to promote Western teams | Puck Drunk Love

There are Western teams?

Gotta See It: 5 worst goals of NHL season - Sportsnet.ca

Who's the winner?

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