Monday's Dump & Chase: Preds prospect Brendan Leipsic facing possible suspension

"Feisty" is one word used to describe Leipsic (here shown in action for Canada), but he may have crossed the line. - Bruce Bennett

Considering the Nashville Predators' continuing scoring woes, the development of prospects like Brendan Leipsic gives hope that homegrown talent could bring a fresh dynamic to the team in coming years. A nasty hit in a recent game by Leipsic could earn him a suspension, however, and that story leads off this morning's notes...

Nashville Predators News

Portland Winterhawks’ Brendan Leipsic ejected for charging Seattle’s Keegan Kolesar, suspension looming? (VIDEO) - Buzzing The Net - Junior Hockey Blog
Yikes, this one's ugly.

Wishful Thinking: Nashville in the Eastern Conference | Lady Preds
Would the Preds be beasts in the East?

Morton's Responds to Alleged Mistreatment of Cancer Patient - WZTV FOX 17
Considering a pre-game meal at Morton's in Nashville? You might want to stay away if you have cancer. Or a shred of human decency.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

HBO 24/7 Red Wings-Maple Leafs Ep. 1: Boredom comes to Hockeytown (Review) | Puck Daddy
The Red Wings are more exciting on the ice than off, apparently. You can't help but wonder how the Preds might fare under such circumstances...

Duhatschek: Thornton suspension a litmus test for appeals under new NHL CBA - The Globe and Mail
The NHLPA faces that awkward quandary once again... stick up for the guy who dished out a cheap shot, or the one who received it?

Frozen Frontier Sweaters Shine -
Pretty sweat duds from an AHL outdoor game.

Top ticket package for Toronto world junior championship might near $3,000 - Buzzing The Net
Junior hockey... it's Canada's college football.

Springing Malik: NHL man-games lost and CHIP analysis - 30-game report
Just in case you thought the Preds had the worst injury situation in the league... read on.

Bruins Goalie Baffled By Nasty Center-Ice Shot - Deadspin
Do the soccer fans call that a "howler"?

Leaving Nashville, a look back: Too-little-too-late in 3-2 loss and why Vlasic missed those shifts | Working the Corners
San Jose beat writer David Pollak shares the post-game reaction from various members of the Sharks, who moved on to St. Louis.

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