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Sunday's Dump & Chase: The Countdown Continues

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32 days until camp opens, 44 days until the preseason opener, 58 days until the regular season. Hang in there folks...hockey is coming.

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Nashville Predators News

Would it make sense for Nashville to trade Weber? | ProHockeyTalk

The writer of the 10,000th trade Weber article must get some sort of prize package.

Nashville Predators' five questions focus on offense - NHL.com

#4 worries me a bit. The competition for Most Handsome Predator would be thrown wide open, though.

Healthy Pekka Rinne should make huge difference for Nashville Predators - NHL.com

"If the Predators had a healthy Rinne and if he played anywhere close to his career norms, Nashville would have been a playoff team last season."-I wish everybody would just stop with this. A healthy, effective Pekka would've lost a TON of games 1-0 or 2-1. In case you missed it, the Preds were shutout or scored 1 goal something like 24 times. A healthy, effective Pekka PLUS a competent offense is what we're looking for.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

NHL breakout players in 2014-15: West - Sportsnet.ca

For a record 40th season, Colin Wilson is on a "breakout player" list.

The All-Squeeze Team: NHL players who signed for less cash in 2014-15 | Post-to-Post

Preds are well-represented here.

Should You Really Be Booing Gary Bettman?-The Hockey Writers

NO! He's quite likely the best commissioner in pro sports. With David Stern out and Bud Selig soon to follow, the competition is opening up a bit, though.

Wasting money, NHL-style: Six players on the slide - Sporting News

Shootout specialist Matt Hendricks is on the list.

Apparent Stanley Cup ring discovered by 7-year-old at Tide Head - CBC News

Going out to buy a metal detector...BRB.