Wednesday's Dump & Chase:There Is No Home-Ice Advantage

Frederick Breedon

We all wanted there to be one. We really did. Because we had a bunch of home games coming up. Because some of us were going to those games. Because we'd fallen back in the standings, and "home cooking" is what this team needed to get back in the race. But it just doesn't exist. Not this year. The Preds are 6-5-2 (6 wins, 7 losses) at home. Not good. You know who has a home-ice advantage? Minnesota is 11-3-2 at home. LA is 9-2-2. Tampa is 10-3-0. And those aren't even the elite teams like the Sharks, who are 10-1-2 at home. Maybe the guys need another long road trip to "bond" or something. Their 7-7-1 record away from Bridgestone is a point better than it is here, so maybe that's the answer.

Nashville Predators News

Vancouver Canucks goalie hits the ice — twice — against Nashville Predators | The Tennessean

I hope he gets out of the hospital sometime this year after those brutal hits.

Smashville 24/7 - Preds ‘playing just well enough not to win’

"Tough to play against", defined.

Trotz's experience not an edge for Predators in NHL's new Central Division | nashvillepost.com

Maybe it would be an edge in the Metro? He should give it a shot, just to be sure.

2nd Annual Preds and Pins event a huge hit - Section 303

They saved the gutterballs for the game last night.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Torrid Blackhawks seize top spot in Week 9 NHL Power Rankings -SI.com

This is a very generous ranking for the Preds.

A Brief History of NHL Coaches Behaving Badly - Grantland

Attacking a mascot has gotta be right near the top. Not cool, dude.

Sources: NHL to pay Gretzky money owed from Phoenix days-TSN

#Justice.

Could this finally be the Sharks year? - The Globe and Mail

Yes. Although this question has been asked every year for like the last 10 years.

Antoine Roussel taunts Blackhawks fans after penalty shot (Video) | Puck Daddy

The good news is they were all so drunk that they won't even remember being disrespected like that.

Oilers coach on Bryzgalov: ‘It might be two days, might be two years’ | ProHockeyTalk

You know what? How about no injury reports at all? They're stupid and contain basically no information. "Upper Body Injury" covers everything from the common cold to broken arm to uncontrollable bleeding from your ears.

Hockey Fights of the Week: 11/25 - 12/1 | Puck Drunk Love

I'm ashamed of you.

Coomer v. Kansas City Royals: The case of the killer hot dog toss-Slate

Interesting. Fans can expect to get hit with a ball or a puck or whatever during gameplay, but what about the stuff the teams fire at you during stoppages in play?

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