Suterday's Dump & Chase: Blackhawks Down

Doug Pensinger

The Chicago Blackhawks' incredible streak of games without a loss in regulation is finally over, after a loss last night at Colorado. That story leads off our morning notes (thanks to Predaceous for the title suggestion, btw)...

Nashville Predators News

Ryan Suter’s homecoming: How will Predators greet Wild defenseman? | Puck Daddy
Greg Wyshynski expects "lusty boos"...

Ryan Suter braces for boos in Nashville return | The Tennessean
I, for one, wouldn't boo him.

Zach Boychuk makes solid impression in Nashville debut - Nashville Predators Examiner
From the waiver wire to the top line, that's a nice jump.

Bartley "Solid" in NHL Debut | PuckScene.com
It was a big night for Victor Bartley, who took the looooong road to his NHL debut.

Sans jaw protector, Clune lands on the fight card and on the stat sheet | The Predatorial
There's no quicker way to get the fans cheering for you than to drop the gloves...

Which Nashville Predators Players Will Move When Injured Players Return From IR? | Predlines
Jason speculates on what might happen over the coming days & weeks. It will be interesting to see whether or not Patric Hornqvist ends up on IR himself.

Announcing the 4/27 Smashville Express to Columbus | PuckScene.com
What better way to send off our soon-to-be former division rivals?

The 303:30 – Admirals goalie Magnus Hellberg and Gover vs. Porth on the Preds’ future | Section 303
Hockey talk to help you get through the day before tonight's game...

Halischuk lifts Ads in 4-3 win over Chicago | Admirals Roundtable
Matt Halischuk got off to a good start in his showcase conditioning stint.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Game 23 Recap: Avs Defeat Streaking Chicago 6-2 in Duchene's Best Game as a Pro - Mile High Hockey
'twas Colorado that did the deed, bringing Chicago's incredible streak to an end.

Blackhawks fan refuses to end NHL boycott despite Chicago’s record streak | Puck Daddy
Here's one angry customer who still won't come back.

Getzlaf Receives Eight Year Extension Worth $66 Million - Anaheim Calling
Kowabunga... now all eyes turn to Corey Perry.

Hockey’s counting problem | Backhand Shelf
Very well said by Cam: "The "Aha!" moment comes when you realize that shots are a hell of a lot more predictive than goals for determining future events. As soon as you realize that hockey is a game between two teams trying to take shots on goal, I think the rest of it falls into place. Shooting percentages, PDO, "clutch" performances in the playoffs… once you get over the hurdle by recognizing that shots are a more sustainable currency than goals, lots of new concepts make sense."

Hockey's Structure and Incentive Problem | NHLNumbers.com
Kent investigates a major issue separating the analytics crowd from hockey operations staff.

Hockey's Analytics "Aha" moment? - HockeyAnalysis.com
Maybe if you have multiple years of data, goal-weighted measures hold up more strongly, but that's of little value during the course of an individual season.

Oilers player grades – Edmonton humiliated by Nashville in 6-0 defeat | Edmonton Journal
Spoiler Alert: They're not good.

A Conversation Between Steve Tambellini and His Stats Man - The Copper & Blue
I'm guessing this is pretty close to what happened.

Jeff Carter's hot streak tied to hot training sessions - USA Today
Ah, he's just lucky, right?

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