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Wednesday's Dump & Chase: More than a Fiala

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The Predators first-round pick in last year's draft, Kevin Fiala, made his NHL debut last night and was robbed of a goal by Carey Price. I guess that makes him an NHLer now.

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Nashville Predators News

Predators' Kevin Fiala impressive in NHL debut | The Tennessean
Hopefully there will be more to come.

Do not give Shea Weber the Norris this season | Puck Daddy
Sorry, Nashville. I completely agree with this article.

Offseason emphasis on offense more apparent in Predators' shots than goals | Nashville Post

Nothing wrong with lots o shots...

Scott Ford Back In Milwaukee (Podcast) | 105-7FM The Fan
Milwaukee Admirals podcast/radio segment on the latest news.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Why Vladimir Tarasenko is the next great St. Louis Blue | The Hockey News
He will be the next great Blue by being loyal for years, leaving for an expansion team and either A.) win the cup or B.) come back after being a rental in his twilight years.

Canucks beat Jets 5-2 | CanucksArmy
After the Jets won five impressive games in a row, they lose a critical game to the... Canucks.

Enigmatic Dallas Stars Play to Tendencies Against Buffalo Sabres | Defending Big D
Confused about the Stars? Stars fans are too.

Wild win 10th Straight in Shootout Win Over Islanders | Hockey Wilderness

I just get the feeling Dubnyk is going to painfully average in the playoffs.

Henrik Lundqvist practises with Rangers, eyes weekend return | CBC Sports
Cam Talbot has been great for New York but I'm sure they are excited to get Lundqvist back.

Red Wings' Darren Helm shares story of how daughter was born in car on way to hospital | MLive.com
Helm's girlfriend delivered baby herself in the back seat of the car. Mother and daughter are doing just fine.

To understand escrow issue, consider Duncan Keith | ProHockeyTalk
"I can’t think of another situation in a union where membership would be split so hard core." The screenwriters guild literally pits writers against each other to get full writing credit on produced movies they worked on.

Playoff-hungry Panthers lose leading scorer Bjugstad (lower body) | ProHockeyTalk
Sad moment for the Panthers but they have a strong future ahead of them.

Sharks sounding resigned to missing the playoffs | ProHockeyTalk
Nail meet coffin.

Tanev signed to five-year extension | Vancouver Canucks
Tanev is a good player that will only become a bigger and bigger part of the Canucks over the next few years.

Chris Tanev is our lord and savior | Nucks Misconduct
Canucks blog on the Tanev's extension.

Ryan Kesler says Anaheim Ducks can contend for the Stanley Cup | NHL.com
Will Kesler say all the usual things? Probably.

After blowout loss, Ducks set to healthy scratch Fowler | ProHockeyTalk
Kesler still thinks the Ducks can comeback from this game.

Los Angeles Kings, season on the line, confident in must-win situations | NHL.com
God, another spring of articles about the Kings being comfortable with their backs against the wall. This should be reason enough for you to root for them to either miss or lose out in the first-round.

Michael J. Fox creates ‘Back To The Future’ goalie mask with Henrik Lundqvist | The Hockey News
Eric Stoltz would have made a better mask.

Bruins' Hamilton out indefinitely with injury | Sportsnet.ca
The Boston Bruins' playoff hopes took another hit Tuesday with news of defenceman Dougie Hamilton set to remain out of the lineup indefinitely.

We’re No. 1! The History of Trading the NHL’s Top Pick | Grantland
Interesting history and a great article.

AHL’s Wolf Pack to wear jerseys with fans’ names on Anti-Bullying Night | The Hockey News
You hear that Kindness Pledge signees? You better put your money where your mouth is because your name is now immortalized on a minor league hockey jersey for one night.