Wednesday's Dump & Chase: What To Do About David Legwand?

We'll always have Anaheim, Leggy. - Frederick Breedon

He's the Original Nashville Predator, the franchise career leaders in games played, goals, assists, and total points in both the regular season and playoffs. So why isn't David Legwand universally adored & admired among Preds fans?

Nashville Predators News

David Legwand's legacy with Nashville Predators still to be determined | The Tennessean
Josh Cooper pens an honest assessment of Leggy's long run with the Predators, which includes more than a hint of criticism regarding potential which has gone unfulfilled. When Barry Trotz says that Legwand can be "as good as he wants to be"... wow. Talk about damning with faint praise.

Nashville Predators Veterans Need To Be Sent a Message - Nashville Sports Hub
Robby points the finger squarely at four key veterans who aren't getting the job done, Legwand included.

Six Reasons The Nashville Predators Should Trade David Legwand | Predlines
Should Leggy get the ziggy?

Boclair: When Suter returns Preds should do the right thing | Nashville City Paper
Should the Predators pay tribute to Ryan Suter on Saturday, as they did Steve Sullivan & Jordin Tootoo. Of course they should.

And heeeere they are! | Admirals Roundtable
Pekka Rinne makes the list of Top 10 All-Time Admirals.

In this video for the Tennessean, the Preds' strength & conditioning coach David Good shows what the guys are up to this season:


Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Marc Staal Injury: Gif Of The Puck Staal Took To The Face [Graphic Gif Warning] - Blueshirt Banter
A terrifying play from last night, and another reason why visors should become mandatory.

Shots are getting so hard some NHLers are upping their paw protection | Backhand Shelf
A pretty nifty enhancement...

Off Wing | mc79hockey.com
Tyler points out an obvious case where a finer level of detail in NHL data could yield practical insights.

The Baddest Man In The Whole Damn Town | mc79hockey.com
Please, whatever you do, don't pay attention to the Hits stat. Utter garbage.

Only Way Out - The Spin
Might Columbus launch their rebuild with multiple high draft picks this summer?

Pittsburgh Penguins targeting Columbus defenseman Jack Johnson? | Puck Daddy

Working out a deal to move Johnson could really get the Blue Jackets moving in the right direction.

30 Thoughts: Ryan O'Reilly pursuit still a hot topic | Hockey | CBC Sports
Elliotte Friedman attempts to put a bow on the latest RFA offer sheet caper.

How long does the end of a college hoops game take? | SportsonEarth.com : Mike Tanier Article
Here's something I love about hockey, and hate about basketball - the way stoppages and time outs make the end of a hoops game drag on interminably. Seriously, basketball teams should get one timeout per half, tops.

Derek Roy, the Dallas Stars & the Role of the Number Two Center - Defending Big D
Dallas may get on a roll, as Roy has been battling through nagging injuries early on.

Great Debacles in NHL History - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Even the Predators got an honorable mention here...

Flames bruiser helping alcoholics in NHL - Calgary Sun
Brian McGrattan has really taken his message of recovery to the next level, and plans on gaining a college degree in addiction counseling.

Pure Hockey Launches 20% Site-Wide Sale - Hockey Gear HQ
This is a pretty sweet deal, because it includes goaltending equipment, which rarely sees such discounts (so pass this along to your friendly neighborhood netminder).

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