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Tuesday's Dump & Chase: Preds Get to Work

With just one week to practice before the games really count, the Nashville Predators are getting down to the business of setting lines and establishing familiarity with each other after months apart, which could lead to some interesting combinations on Opening Night.

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Where will Willy land in the lineup? That's just one of many questions to be answered this week.
Where will Willy land in the lineup? That's just one of many questions to be answered this week.
Frederick Breedon

Nashville Predators News

Predators fought successful battle with the bulge during lockout - Nashville Predators Examiner
Me? Not so much.

Boclair: On the NHL, the SEC and the nature of fandom | Nashville City Paper
David Boclair expects packed houses at Bridgestone Arena. After all, it's about community.

Predators already changing plans for training camp | Nashville City Paper
There will also be some "on the fly" adjustments required, since they don't have as much time to evaluate where guys stand.

Nashville Predators start line juggling act | The Tennessean
The varying levels of preparation (who played competitively, who didn't) could have an impact on line decisions, at least during the first few games.

Nashville Predators' coaches join practice | The Tennessean
Finally, Trotz & Co. were able to get out on the ice with the players rather than just watch from the side of the rink.

Chris Mueller Hopes "Mueller Time" Has Arrived | PuckScene.com
Especially with Gabriel Bourque out due to injury, Mueller has a chance to hang around on the roster for a while.

What Victor Bartley Brings To Nashville Predators Training Camp - Predlines
I don't know that he's much of a threat to play for the Preds very much, he was called up this week so that they'd have 8 D to run drills with.

PuckCast Episode 16: Mark Dekanich | PuckScene.com
Patten chats up the former Milwaukee goalie.

TSN: 50 Top NHL Players Include Weber, Rinne - Predlines

This list is always a conversation-starter.

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Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Wings' Henrik Zetterberg ready to fill big skates - Yahoo! Sports
From one Swede to another, Detroit is about to name a new captain.

Shootout Tip | Admirals Roundtable
Here's a jaw-dropper from the KHL.