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Wednesday Dump & Chase: At Last, the Goals Are Coming

With 36 goals in their last ten games, the Nashville Predators are on the most consistent offensive tear of the season. Our morning hockey notes begin with a look at a few of the Preds who have enjoyed a scoring resurgence of late...

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Nashville Predators News

Fisher goes in right direction, regularly winds up in scoring column | Nashville City Paper

Mike Fisher's recent scoring binge is credited to his going to the net more.

Shea Weber Is Suddenly Ahead Of His Career Points Production Pace | Predlines
The Captain has heated up after a slow start.

Smashville 24/7 - Bourque making impact with versatility
Everybody loves Gabby, right?

Nashville Predators' defensive pairing finds success with similar styles | The Tennessean
So far, so good for the second d-pair of Kevin Klein & Victor Bartley.

Nashville Predators: Second Intermission Report Card | Predlines

Plenty of room for improvement here.

Also, here's Peter Horachek chatting up the 102.5 crew yesterday afternoon...

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Former assistant coach Wayne Fleming has passed - Raw Charge
Sad news out of Tampa, where Fleming had been an assistant coach.

The Danger With DeKeyser - The Copper & Blue
Take heed from the fans who have watched rookie blueliner Justin Schultz this year.

Jussi Jokinen, Kaspars Daugavins on waivers; anyone need shootout specialist? | Puck Daddy
Will the Predators bite?

Miikka Kiprusoff threatens not to show up to new team if traded: Report | Puck Daddy
Well, that throws a monkey wrench into the works for Calgary...

Marc Abplanalp knocked unconscious on hit from behind; Swiss player stretchered off (Video) | Puck Daddy
Scary stuff.

Why hockey analysts are harder on players than those in other sports | Backhand Shelf
The expectation is so high that defensive systems are airtight that when a goal is scored, the presumption quickly jumps to who screwed up.

Shut Down Index Revisited - Pension Plan Puppets
Interesting analysis here, which highlights the value of Shea Weber & Kevin Klein.

Corsi and Context |
An intriguing stab at the problem of setting Corsi numbers into the context of how a player is deployed.

CCP First to Feature "Urinal Gaming System" | Lehigh Valley IronPigs News
A minor league baseball team is taking the stadium experience to a whole new level...

The Penguins Window to Win is Now - PensBurgh
Make no mistake, Pittsburgh is loading up for a run at the Cup.

The L.A. Kings made the customary championship visit to the White House, although they did have to share the occasion with the MLS champions, the L.A. Galaxy:

And lastly... the goal of the night goes to Mr. T: