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Saturday's Dump & Chase: Too many doughnuts

The Anaheim Ducks were shutout for the third time in four games. Like Homer Simpson, they are in doughnut hell and being overfed. Not a great way to start the season for a Stanley Cup favorite. Obviously the Ducks are better than their four-game showing and it's still very, very early. But you have to wonder if and when the deadly vote of confidence for Broudreau by the GM might come. If the Ducks don't make things happen within the next few games, do they react drastically or stand pat with what has worked in the last few seasons?

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Nashville Predators News

Predators Ponderings: 5 takeaways from loss to Islanders | The Tennessean
Center swap, Wattage, and shots.

Q & A with Barret Jackman of the Nashville Predators | The Hockey Writers
"I’m nervous coming to the rink every day, making sure I’m not stepping on anyones toes. But the guys are awesome here." Barret Jackman adjusts to Nashville.

Around the Wide World of Hockey

World Cup: McLellan to coach Oiler-centric Team North America | ProHockeyTalk
With an all-star front office, the North American team now has an all-star coach for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey.

Kyle Turris Ready to Establish Himself as a Star | Today's Slapshot
It's been a long time coming but Kyle Turris might be ready for NHL stardom.

Logan Couture out 4-6 weeks with broken leg | The Hockey Writers
4-6 weeks seems optimistic. A fibula fracture is no joke.

Nikita Nesterov suspended two games for hit on Curtis McKenzie | Puck Daddy
These are tough decisions for the NHL Department of Player Safety, and then there was Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Nikita Nesterov’s hit on Curtis McKenzie of the Dallas Stars, which earned him a two-game suspension on Friday.

Canucks Defencemen Through the Neutral Zone | CanucksArmy
This is a very cool tracking project. Even though it's just the Canucks this information would be awesome to have for the Preds.

Where is Sven Baertschi? | CanucksArmy
The pro-Baertschi argument.

Sven Baertschi Deserves to be a Healthy Scratch | Today's Slapshot
"This isn't a 'try' league." Says Canucks coach Willie Desjardins. We'll revist that quote later when the Canucks helplessly fall in the standings and start standing on moral victories because this was supposed to be a "rebuild" year.

Shannon Szabados ready to be big-game goalie for SPHL's Columbus Cottonmouths | Puck Daddy
"Obviously, I want to be that goalie. That’s what we play for, to battle for that no. 1 job. I want to be the goalie in those big games."

Martin Jones' shutout streak sets Sharks record | theScore
Another record to throw into Link's hilarious post from yesterday.

Friday's Games

New jerseys but same result as Ducks remain winless with 3-0 loss to Avalanche | The Orange County Register
Shutout. Again.

Byfuglien and Jets beat Flames 3-1 | Arctic Ice Hockey
10 things from the Jets win over Calgary.

Wild Steals a Point in La La Land, Lose 2-1 in OT to Kings | Hockey Wilderness
The Wild were able to muster just enough energy to tie the game in the third period to secure a point.

Sharks beat Devils 2-1 in shootout | Fear The Fin
That Burns 3-on-3 move.

Wings lose early to Canes | Winging It In Motown
The Red Wings could not overcome an early deficit and lost 5-3 to the Hurricanes.

Leafs toy with Columbus' self esteem issues, win 6-3 | Pension Plan Puppets
Leafs won. You were watching the Jays.