Tuesday's Dump & Chase: Salary Cap Going Up; Will the Preds Spend Again?

Jason Smith

In case you missed it, reports from the Board of Governors meetings indicate the salary cap is going to rise to around $71 million next year, a jump of about $7 million from this season. Will the Preds be buyers again? We definitely need some help, but judging by the decisions made last summer, are the right people doing the shopping?

Nashville Predators News

Trotz feels the pressure | Predators Insider

To win? Sure. Nobody likes losing. Because his job is in jeopardy? Absolutely not. He's not going to be fired, regardless.

So you want to fire Barry Trotz? - Section 303

Yes, but too many people think he should coach this team for the rest of his natural life, no matter what happens. The arguments against change now can (and likely will) be made in every season going forward.

The Predcast-How to fix the Nashville Predators - The Predatorial

They CAN be fixed, but it's going to require some hard choices to be made.

VOR's NHL 1-on-1: Roman Josi, complete player, rising star -Voice of Russia

A great interview with easily our second or third most handsome player.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Penalty plus/minus: Which NHL forwards are hurting teams most? | Puck Daddy

Hey! We made the list!

Corey Perry scores from his knees - SBNation.com

An incredible display of #Skill.

HBO moving "Road to the Winter Classic" to prime time | Puck Drunk Love

Almost makes me want to get HBO.

Kings' Drew Doughty: A master chef on the ice - The Globe and Mail

But he'd never survive the coming zombie apocalypse.

Marc-Andre Fleury's 'one day' isn't Monday; No goal for Pens goalie - Sporting News

He missed it by, what, a foot?

The 5 Funniest Hockey Tweets of the Week: Sean Avery Edition - Battle of California

Some very solid entries here.

AHL Power Rankings Week 10-The Hockey Writers

The Admirals checking in at #17.

Swedish Athlete or Affordable Furniture? Take the IKEA/Hockey Player Quiz | SI.com

Is it possible to be racist toward people from Sweden? Not sure if it's ok to laugh at this or not.

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