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Sunday's Dump & Chase: So Far, So Good For The Preds: What's Next?

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Whatever your opinion of the James Neal trade, or the (player blocked) attempt to acquire Jason Spezza, it's clear this team is taking serious steps to improve the offense. And not in the "goals by committee" way they did last year, but by going after proven, elite talent. I'm more encouraged than I've been in recent memory that the Preds will in fact land another quality offensive player. Who will that be? It's tough to say at this point, but I believe David Poile finally understands the problem and has the right coach to fix it. Getting that last piece may require saying goodbye to someone we really like. It may require "overpaying" someone. It may require us to root for a guy we used to think was The Worst. I can handle all of these things. What I can't handle is sitting through another season of 2-1 losses. Whatever it takes to fix that problem is fine by me.

Frederick Breedon

Nashville Predators News

James Neal deal could help Predators in free agency-The Tennessean

That's certainly the hope. Whoever signs here won't have to be the first guy.

Don’t rule out Jason Spezza-to-Nashville deal just yet | Post-to-Post

I'm going to rule it out.

What the Experts Say: Jack Dougherty – Section 303

I heard he's a Wild fan, so that's the first bad habit the Preds need to fix.

A look at what the Predators draft table may have been like this weekend | Rinkside Report

I have no idea how Jim Diamond got this transcript. Real insider stuff.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Winners and Losers of the 2014 NHL Draft | Puck Daddy

Hi Patric Hornqvist!

Coyotes might let their UFAs walk, Vrbata included | ProHockeyTalk

Where will Paul Bissonnette land...Calgary or Toronto?

Blackhaws GM intends to extend Kane, Toews - Sporting News

Why? They want too much money, IMO. Trade 'em (to the Eastern Conference) while they still have some value.

Brodeur would be an interesting add for Leafs | Toronto Sun

Interesting is one word for it.

Everything you need to know to learn about hockey analytics - Eyes On The Prize

A must-read.

Sharks could go without a captain in 2014-15 - Fear The Fin

No alternates, either. Who would argue with the refs?

Maurice guarding Pavelec's back - Winnipeg Free Press

The Jets are real innovators here. Two people in net at the same time!

Caps' Walker first Australian ever drafted to NHL - Sportsnet.ca

Crikey!