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Monday's Dump & Chase: Preds prospect Brendan Leipsic facing possible suspension

Considering the Nashville Predators' continuing scoring woes, the development of prospects like Brendan Leipsic gives hope that homegrown talent could bring a fresh dynamic to the team in coming years. A nasty hit in a recent game by Leipsic could earn him a suspension, however, and that story leads off this morning's notes...

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"Feisty" is one word used to describe Leipsic (here shown in action for Canada), but he may have crossed the line.
"Feisty" is one word used to describe Leipsic (here shown in action for Canada), but he may have crossed the line.
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Nashville Predators News

Portland Winterhawks’ Brendan Leipsic ejected for charging Seattle’s Keegan Kolesar, suspension looming? (VIDEO) - Buzzing The Net - Junior Hockey Blog
Yikes, this one's ugly.

Wishful Thinking: Nashville in the Eastern Conference | Lady Preds
Would the Preds be beasts in the East?

Morton's Responds to Alleged Mistreatment of Cancer Patient - WZTV FOX 17
Considering a pre-game meal at Morton's in Nashville? You might want to stay away if you have cancer. Or a shred of human decency.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

HBO 24/7 Red Wings-Maple Leafs Ep. 1: Boredom comes to Hockeytown (Review) | Puck Daddy
The Red Wings are more exciting on the ice than off, apparently. You can't help but wonder how the Preds might fare under such circumstances...

Duhatschek: Thornton suspension a litmus test for appeals under new NHL CBA - The Globe and Mail
The NHLPA faces that awkward quandary once again... stick up for the guy who dished out a cheap shot, or the one who received it?

Frozen Frontier Sweaters Shine -
Pretty sweat duds from an AHL outdoor game.

Top ticket package for Toronto world junior championship might near $3,000 - Buzzing The Net
Junior hockey... it's Canada's college football.

Springing Malik: NHL man-games lost and CHIP analysis - 30-game report
Just in case you thought the Preds had the worst injury situation in the league... read on.

Bruins Goalie Baffled By Nasty Center-Ice Shot - Deadspin
Do the soccer fans call that a "howler"?

Leaving Nashville, a look back: Too-little-too-late in 3-2 loss and why Vlasic missed those shifts | Working the Corners
San Jose beat writer David Pollak shares the post-game reaction from various members of the Sharks, who moved on to St. Louis.