Sunday Dump & Chase: Preds Looking For Answers Within

Gabriel Bourque has taken over the team goal-scoring lead with 9. - Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

The current collection of Nashville Predators will have to find a way to earn some points over the final two games of this road trip on their own, as help won't be coming from Injured Reserve.

Note: Spend today surveying the latest articles in the FanPost section, as we have a number of prospective OTF writers taking the platform for a spin.

Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators can't make forward progress | The Tennessean
There is disappointment across the board when you survey the forwards, and it doesn't sound like any of the injured will return for the next couple games.

Hornqvist, Gill progressing with injuries - Predators Insider
The last paragraph here is a wonderfully ridiculous example of the NHL's trademark secrecy regarding injuries.

That Dragon's Not Breathing Fire - Nucks Misconduct
W. Brett Wilson, minority owner of the Predators, was frustrated enough during Thursday's loss at Vancouver to fire off a really unfortunate tweet, and our comrades at Nucks Misconduct called him out for it.

Scott Hannan Has Been A Poor Fit With The Nashville Predators | Predlines
Yeah, this really hasn't worked out well.

Nashville Predators At The Tipping Point | Predlines
The last two games of this road trip are pretty darned big...

Hellberg And Special Teams Key Admirals To Fourth Straight Win | Admirals Roundtable
At least Milwaukee is getting on a roll.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

NHL Saturday: Toronto loses marathon shootout to Jets -
It was a wild night of action, including a sick Patrick Kane spin-o-rama goal as Chicago blew out Dallas 8-1.

Nashville Predators @ Edmonton Oilers Game 29 Preview - The Copper & Blue
Here's to hoping the Oilers keep up their trust in Mike Brown.

Duhatschek: Jarome Iginla to the Kings? Not so fast - The Globe and Mail
Eric Duhatschek takes a wide-ranging tour of teams and players that might be busy at the Trade Deadline.

Officiating will be hot topic at NHL meeting | Hockey | Sports | Toronto Sun
Yeah, I'm guessing that David Poile will have a gripe or two about the officials at this week's GM meetings.

Springing Malik: The Pain Game 2013 - Second Quarter Report
Have the Predators been stricken by injury more severely than other teams?

Post-Realignment "Midwest" Division Preview - Mile High Hockey
Behold, your new division for 2013-2014...

Phoenix Coyotes Sign Oliver Ekman-Larsson to 6-Year Contract Extension - Five For Howling
Six years, $33 million for the 21-year-old Swedish phenom.

Which NHL teams are basically screwed if they’re trailing into third period? | Puck Daddy
I'll bet you can guess one team listed here...

The Pink Puck | Even if you wear pink, you can still rock the rink!
Good luck to this new site, which is written by & for lady hockey fans.

Larry Brooks’ Slap Shots: NHL realignment plan will hurt 80 percent of league -
Those poor, poor Eastern Conference teams are going to have to travel more, sobs Larry Brooks.

Carolina Hurricanes acquire Adam Hall on waivers from Tampa Bay Lightning - Canes Country
The former Predator bounces around the Southeast Division.

Official junior hockey Twitter account blames poor season on being "too drunk and high" - Awful Announcing
Like, wow man.

Down Goes Brown: A quick book update
Good news! The Best of Down Goes Brown is back in stock, and you can order it via Amazon.

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