Thursday's Dump & Chase: Line Juggler's Delight

Matt Kartozian-US PRESSWIRE

With three new faces in town, Barry Trotz has his hands full figuring out what his Friday night lineup will look like, and how the lines will shape up. Will the players respond by giving their absolute best in practice, to make the right impression?

Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators set to juggle lineup | The Tennessean
Expect Bobby Butler, Zach Boychuk and Victor Bartley to all make their Predators debut on Friday.

New players entering the Predators lineup means others will sit - Nashville Predators Examiner
It looks like Spaling, Halischuk & Blum could be on the outs. Are those the guys who should be on the receiving end of any "message"?

Smashville 24/7 - Boychuk determined to stick in NHL
Will pickups like this lead to a "leadership by example" situation, as guys who are fighting for their NHL careers are motivated to do whatever it takes to stay?

Smashville 24/7 - Conversation with Craig Button
Check out how the former Calgary GM views the Preds.

Our first radio segment features David Poile, appearing on Winnipeg's NHL Mid-Week with Illegal Curve:


Next, the folks at 102.5 The Game have posted last night's Player Show in podcast form, featuring Kevin Klein and Roman Josi. Enjoy it in four bite-size morsels:




Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Marc Staal Injury: Marc Staal Expected To Make Full Recovery; Out Indefinitely - Blueshirt Banter
This is one lucky guy. I wonder if he'll wear a visor in the future?

Chris Pronger injury: Flyers defenseman says he's lost his 'sixth sense' - Broad Street Hockey
It's a pity to see how quickly Pronger's career ground to a halt. Marc Staal (and the rest of you NHL players), pay attention.

Chicago Blackhawks’ 5 unsung heroes of their NHL record points streak | Puck Daddy
When you're on a run like this, even the stick boy looks like a champ.

Rumblings: Where Iginla, Alfredsson could land - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
Don't bet on Nashville for any of these.

Down Goes Brown: The NHL's official application form for submitting an offer sheet
Somebody frame this and present it to Jay Feaster.

Record NHL ratings continue to pile up for NBC - Awful Announcing
So far so good...

Streaker jumps onto ice during Calgary Flames game, briefly (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy
What a maroon... what a ta-ra-ra-boom-dee-yay.

Top 10 NHL power forwards of all time - NHL - Allan Muir - SI.com
I'd put Brendan Shanahan much higher on this list.

Examining the five penalties with no signal, according to the NHL rulebook | Puck Daddy
Well, here's something new & different...

The Quiet Room: Stingers Suck (just ask Brad Richards) | Backhand Shelf
What happens when you go face-first into the boards? Jo knows.

STEPHEN WEISS: Wrist Surgery Only Option ... Realizes Sunday May Have Been Last Game with #FlaPanthers, Welcomes Return | On Frozen Pond
Check back on Weiss as he is expected to hit the free agency market this summer.

Lastly, the fight of the night last night led to as clear a knockout as you'll ever see, and yes, Dave Dziurzynski of the Senators is reported to have suffered a concussion:

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