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Tuesday's Dump & Chase: Preds Road Getting Steeper

After last night's loss in Phoenix, the Nashville Predators still have three tough games remaining on their current road trip - at Los Angeles Thursday, Saturday at San Jose, and Tuesday at St. Louis. Can they work the bugs out of their game and salvage a win or two before coming back to Bridgestone Arena?

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Christian Petersen

Nashville Predators News

Should the Nashville Predators Consider Tim Connolly? - Predlines
If the Preds could get Toronto to retain some of his salary, that might be an OK option for a 3rd-line center spot and PP specialist.

All Quiet on the Scoring Front… - Predneck Nation
Charlie Saunier isn't hitting the panic button, but he's making sure it's within arm's reach.

Bartley helps Western All Stars to Skills Victory | Admirals Roundtable
What, no Gangnam Style event?

Bartley, Western All Stars win All Star Game 7-6 | Admirals Roundtable
Patten Fuqua (@puckscenedotcom) even said a hit was thrown in this game, but I'll believe that when I see it.

Need a Valentine's Day gift idea? How about a new Nashville Predators t-shirt...

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Are NHL player safety rules obsolete? Incident that sidelined Gabriel Landeskog revisits several troubling questions | Edmonton Journal
There's major concern in Colorado, as the Avs' young star has been injured by a massive hit by Brad Stuart last Saturday. Bruce McCurdy raises two important questions: can teams properly protect their best players, and was it proper for Landeskog get clearance to return to the game?

P.K. Subban signs with the Montreal Canadiens, not your team. - Eyes On The Prize
It doesn't sound like Subban got anything near what he was looking for.

Phoenix Coyotes vs Nashville Predators Recap: Predators Become Prey - Five For Howling
It was smiles all around for the Coyotes last night.

Game 6 Recap: Jackets Shoot Down the Stars - The Cannon
Vinny Prospal got the game winner for Columbus, scoring on a shot from the goal line that deflected in. Good things happen when you fire the puck at the net...

Avalanche @ Oilers Recap: Avalanche Penalty Kill Inept in 4-1 Loss To Edmonton - Mile High Hockey
The Oilers rolled over Colorado for an easy win.

No Sweep This Year: Bruins Beat Hurricanes, 5-3 - Stanley Cup of Chowder
The Bruins have yet to be defeated in regulation.

10 Tidbits from Darryl Sutter at Kings morning skate - Mayors Manor
With the Los Angeles Kings up next on the schedule, a few notes from the Cup champs seem appropriate.

JLA garage fall proves fatal for Wings fan - KuklasKorner
Terrible news out of Detroit.

Digital Voices: Social Media, Hockey Reporting, and the Fans | All Habs Hockey Magazine
A nice look at the modern media environment, and how various hockey reporters are adapting to it.

Down Goes Brown: So you've scored a goal: The etiquette of NHL celebrations
"Do: Borrow the signature celebration of the Green Bay Packers by leaping into the first few rows of the stands after scoring.
Do not: Try this in Toronto during the opening ten minutes of a period, since you'd prefer to land in an area that actually has fans."

Markham city council set to vote on arena financing plan - The Globe and Mail
Tonight, approval could be given to move forward with a second NHL-caliber arena for the Toronto area.

NHL rookie class of 2013: Who will take home the Calder Trophy? | Puck Daddy
Vladimir Tarasenko is the early leader, but there's a long way to go.

Vancouver Canucks’ Jannik Hansen cross-checks a referee, gets away with it vs. Sharks (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy
I can't believe the NHL would let this slide...

Jonathan Huberdeau To Remain With Florida Panthers - Litter Box Cats
Interesting news in Florida, as the Panthers could have sent Huberdeau back to junior.

Phoenix Coyotes sale: Time running out for Greg Jamison to close purchase - NHL - Sporting News
Here comes the 132nd deadline in this long-running drama.

Maple Leafs must keep first pick, deal Phil Kessel: Cox -
Damian Cox argues that Toronto should trade Phil Kessel. Hmm... I remember the Preds were really interested in him at one time...

Phil Kessel, or How the variance demons blur good execution | Backhand Shelf
...and Cam Charron shows why trading Kessel now would be a horrible case of timing for the Maple Leafs.

Corey Crawford Is The X-Factor For The Chicago Blackhawks - The Hockey Writers
Is Chicago's on-again, off-again goalie on again?

And lastly, the save of the night goes to Kari Lehtonen: