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Play 60 minutes of good hockey, score on the power play, make a trade—do something, anything. I can’t take the narratives anymore!

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NHL: Nashville Predators at Vegas Golden Knights Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Smashville News:

Preds Introduce New Office Dog, Smash | NHL.com
“The newest member of the Predators front office is also the most adorable.” This pup could push D&D off the post from time to time. Also, did we know that there was already a dog named Duncan?

NHL trade deadline: Predators Ryan Hartman, Brian Boyle have experience - The Tennessean
So who is nervous this week? Craig Smith? Kevin Fiala?

Behind the Scenes with Gnash, the Predators mascot | WKRN
Fun stuff. But I thought Gnash’s signature dance was to Uptown Funk?

Have you listened to this piece by Pete Weber on Partner? When they mentioned it on Fox, I thought it would be a video. Still, great to get an update on a special man.

Mic’d Up: Ryan Johansen | NHL.com
ICYMI, I love Ryan Johansen basically calling Brian Boyle’s goal.

A little late but......

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Central Division News:

Wild’s meltdown ‘getting pretty ugly’ - StarTribune.com
Well, Predators fans, see—it could be worse. Let’s all get our little violins out for the Wild.

If Matt Duchene is traded again it will further help the Avalanche, his original team | The Denver Post
The Denver Post finds the bright side.

Winnington: Blues goalie is making most of long-awaited chance | FOX Sports
Is it just me or is this a pattern? Jake Allen gets in his head and seems to implode. Then a backup comes in, gets on a good streak and like magic Allen is back to form. Also, this Jordan Binnington guy seems to be pretty good.

Other Hockey News:

Hurricanes find out how low they can go with limbo celebration | NHL.com
The day after Don Cherry’s weird flex, the Carolina Hurricanes come back with this. Check Gnash’s twitter for an epic troll of the ending.

Hurricanes turn Don Cherry’s ‘bunch of jerks’ rant into T-shirt | ESPN.com
So this happened yesterday. Did anyone get one before they sold out? I must have one.

An NHL trade deadline dilemma out west: No one’s eliminated but everyone’s mediocre | The Washington Post
I’m not sure everyone is mediocre. But everyone is certainly having ups and downs, making it look like we’re all the same.

Super Slow Mo: Week 19 | NHL.com
Okay. I want to see some Arvy this week, darn it. Hi Pekka Rinne. Sorry. Viktor Arvidsson! Yes! Nice pass for that goal from Ryan Ellis. Hi Filip Forsberg. Fil-thy as usual. Pekka RInne again. Oh no! Goalies are getting stomped on this week. Hi Juuse Saros. Your turn for the stomp. I am really hating the Pittsburgh Penguins yellow look. If anyone thinks we overdid it, have a look at that. PEKKA RINNE—Save X2!!!! Oh Juuse. So sorry. ALERT—Goalie save! Oh no. Either stupid or drunk, older St. Louis Blues fan with a not-so-great idea at the end.

NHL notes: An early look at awards frontrunners | Boston Herald
Some interesting takes are included here. Guess which mid-south team has no winner or contender picks?

NHL Power Rankings after Week 19 - Players that fans love for all 31 teams | ESPN.com
Seriously? They missed the perfect opportunity to pick Viktor Arvidsson.

Alex Ovechkin becomes the fourth player in NHL history with ten 40-goal seasons | RMNB
I am continually amazed. I think we are all so used to Alex Ovechkin being a scoring machine that we don’t even think about how special a player he is.