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Friday’s Dump & Chase: 100% Trade Free Links

With all of the trade talk going on, I’ve grown tired of hearing it and I will not contribute to it today. Don’t worry, I’m sure you’ll get it started in the comments anyway.

NHL: Montreal Canadiens at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News

Boyle Scores First with Nashville as Preds Snap Skid, Beat Canadiens
Noted tall man, Brian Boyle, scored his first goal as a Nashville Predator last night. If I'm going to stan this giant man, it's because he kept looking up into the stands to appreciate that all of the noise was for him this time around. I don't often notice the guys doing this at game, but Boyle really seemed to remember to soak it all in and the fans were all ready to pile it on.

Is it Right to Worry About the Predators? - On the Forecheck
While I am aware that this was written and published before last night's win over the Montreal Canadiens, I am not convinced that any of these problems have been resolved. One thingI can say, as someone who just got home from the game and has seen zero stats and is going completely off the eye test, is that the Predators seemed to be covering Pekka Rinne better than they have been. And, yes, the win was nice, but the issues herein remain.

Nashville Predators 3, Montreal Canadiens 1: Two Points and a Puppy - On the Forecheck
Did you miss the game? Did your DVR fail you? Would you prefer to have the game delivered to you in a concise format by Christopher Brooks? If so, here's all the action you missed.

Around Hockey

NWHL All-Star Game - On the Forecheck
Rachel K has a great review of the NWHL All-Star Game. I was able to stay for most of it, but the four-year-old had already made it through an entire hockey game and a half of another one and simply could not take much more! If you missed it, you missed out.

Leafs' Johnsson leaves game vs. Golden Knights with leg injury -
It was not a good night for Andreas Johnsson after he went knee to knee with Brayden McNabb. Is this the end of the season for a guy having a great year?

Flames' Neal finding 'Real Deal' form could be all the boost team needs -
You know, if James Neal could go through a season without losing his teeth he could probably return to Real Deal form.

Binnington, Blues shut out Coyotes for eighth straight win
The St. Louis Blues have been on a hot streak that plowed through the Predators twice in less than 24 hours, Vladimir Tarasenko is on a roll, and this spring thaw couldn't be happening at a better moment...for the St. Louis Blues.

Colorado could win the first two picks in the 2019 draft - TheHockeyNews
Yes, it's a long shot, but how scary would the Colorado Avalanche be if this happened?

With Gibson falling out of contention, who are the five frontrunners for the Vezina Trophy? - TheHockeyNews
Sadly, there are no Nashville Predators on this list. Who do you think takes home the hardware?