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Sunday's Dump & Chase: Adversity Brings Opportunity

With the Nashville Predators facing real adversity up front in light of Patric Hornqvist's injury, the focus turns to those players who may get a chance to move up the depth chart and show their worth.

Victor Decolongon

Nashville Predators News

Colin Wilson is the Hero We Need (Right Now) | The Predatorial
With Hornqvist likely on the shelf for a while, the opportunity for Colin Wilson to step into a leading role grows even larger. Can he take advantage?

Nashville Predators Bottom Six: Time For An Upgrade - Predlines
A 4th line full of waiver claims isn't exactly impressive, writes Jason. Is there someone in Milwaukee who can better fill one of those spots?

Goldie’s Notes: Mason Steals A Win in Minny - The Goalie Guild
A belated but thorough review of Chris Mason's work in the win at Minnesota last Tuesday.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

NOT SO FASTH! Ducks Beat Preds 3-2 in Shootout - Anaheim Calling
Head over here for perspective from the winning side last night.

Marleau leads Sharks to 4-0 win, might actually score 96 goals this season - Fear The Fin
After just 4 games, Patrick Marleau and Joe Thornton have 11 points each. That's as many as the top 9 Nashville Predators combined.

Blues At Stars Game Recap: Blues Win Despite Frenzied Last Minutes - St. Louis Game Time
Defenseman Wade Redden scored the first goal in his NHL comeback to help lift St. Louis to victory.

Game 5 Recap: Buy the ticket, take the ride. - The Cannon
They're sore in Columbus, after a controversial no-goal call played a role in their 3-2 loss to Chicago.

This Is Our Penance - Flames Pummel Oilers 4-3 - The Copper & Blue
The Battle of Alberta kicks off for 2013 with a Calgary win.

Phoenix Coyotes vs Los Angeles Kings Postgame Recap: Déjà Vu All Over Again - Five For Howling
This rematch of the Western Conference Finals led to L.A.'s first win of the season.

Rangers Vs. Leafs Recap: Third Period Outburst Gives Rangers A Much Needed Win - Blueshirt Banter
Toronto got out to a 2-0 lead, but the Rangers stormed back.

Matt Read Leads the Way as Flyers Crush Panthers 7-1 - Litter Box Cats
The Panthers are an absolute mess right now, with the worst goal differential in the league.

Washington Capitals GM George McPhee feeling heat after slow start - Ottawa Sun
Hmm... Ovechkin for Blum & a first?

Watch goaltenders Eddie Pasquale and Dustin Tokarski square off in AHL brawl (FIGHT VIDEO) | Puck Daddy
Goalie fight! Goalie fight! Goalie fight!

Breaking: Pacioretty Emergency Appendectomy. Out 3-4 Weeks - Eyes On The Prize
Max Pacioretty is a critical forward for Montreal, so this one hurts badly.

New York Rangers News: Rangers Come To Terms With Jason Arnott - Blueshirt Banter
Can the former Preds captain provide depth down the middle for the Rangers?

More huge NHL ratings - NBC scores big with "Wednesday Night Rivalry" - Awful Announcing
So far, so good at NBC Sports.

Former Florida Panthers prospect stretched off after violent double-hit at center ice (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy
It's those unanticipated collisions which are often the most dangerous.

And lastly, just in case you need an eye test (that jacket, whoa), here's Don Cherry: