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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Valentine’s is for Lovers

What better opponent for Valentine’s Day than P.K.’s former suitor?

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NHL: Nashville Predators at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News

Predators: Power play, injuries, home struggles among problems | The Tennesseean
Everything in this article has been discussed at length on this site and elsewhere, but why not put it all together in one place?

Special Preds fan meets P.K. Subban and Lindsey Vonn |
P.K. Subban superfan Jana Tschritter of Edmonton was treated to a great seat at Preds practice and lunch with PK and Lindsey Vonn yesterday, and will be in the Bridge to see the Preds play the Canadiens tonight. Stories like these are always wonderful to see (and not uncommon where an awesome guy like PK is concerned) because I have always believed that pro athletes should use their platform to better the lives of others. You go, PK!

Central Division Roundup

Everything going Blackhawks' way as they push for playoff spot | Chicago Sun-Times

Colorado Avalanche drop eighth straight in carnage-filled 5-2 loss to Maple Leafs | Mile High Hockey
On the other end of the spectrum from the suddenly hot 'Hawks are the Avs, who look intent on adding a moderately high draft pick to the one they already possess from Ottawa.

Dallas Stars Trade Deadline Targets: Wayne Simmonds Is Not What the Stars Need (anymore) | Defending Big D
They're slandering this man! Nah, there are some good points here. It can't be argued that Simmonds hasn't produced at a high level for a couple of years now, so for many teams he would not be worth the likely asking price.

St. Louis Blues: How Have The Blues Won Seven In A Row? | Bleedin' Blue
I was just asking myself that very question.

Winnipeg Jets Notebook: Can trade deadline move spark Patrik Laine? |
I bet a trade to Nashville for Eeli Tolvanen and a 2020 second round pick would really spark him...

Around the Hockeyverse

Pastrnak out at least two weeks for Bruins |
Given what these athletes do on a regular basis, it's stunning to see a player hurt himself in such a benign way as walking. Hope the Pastaman is well soon.

31 Thoughts: All eyes on Senators as trade deadline nears - | Sportsnet
Plenty of trade deadline speculation and a couple funny tidbits about Peter Forsberg in this week's 31 Thoughts.

Bold predictions for the NHL trade deadline | ESPN
The sections on the Preds and Golden Knights are the stuff that makes Preds fans cry.