Friday's Dump & Chase: So That Happened

No matter what we may think about The Trade, there is no person more torn up about losing Seth Jones than Shea Weber. (Ok, David Poile.) My main concern is to quit pronouncing his name like it's Swedish, and learning to accept a third pairing that doesn't include a #2 defenseman. It's go

Nashville News & Notes

Preds Feel All-Star Excitement Following Selection of Three Players | Nashville Predators
I remember being excited about Josi being named to the All Star Game. It feels like so long ago...

Trade Analysis: Seth Jones for Ryan Johansen | Nashville Predators
Stu Grimson gives his thoughts on the trade.

Johansen Skates with Preds; Bitetto Returns to the Lineup | Nashville Predators
A few quotes from around the locker room about the new lineup, and Bitetto gets the nod at #6.

Nashville Predators center Ryan Johansen practices with new team since being traded |
A few more quotes from Thursday's practice and media availability.

Who won the Seth Jones for Ryan Johansen trade? |
Both sides got things they needed, but Columbus created a pretty big gap for themselves, whereas Nashville was dealing from a position of strength.

Statistically Speaking: Jones-Johansen blockbuster | TSN
Jones is a safer bet, Johansen has a higher upside.

Around Hockey

CWHL’s Japanese skaters driven by passion for Olympic hockey podium | The Globe and Mail
Very interesting perspective on hockey from a few CWHL imports.

P.K. Subban does not want his teammate fighting Wayne Simmonds | CBSSports
Probably some good advice, especially considering the Montreal captain has a baby at home.

Hurricanes climb in standings fueled by 6 US defensemen | StarTribune
I would say this is excessive, but I'm an American and therefore I don't believe in that.

Winnipeg Jets' fans prep track suits for Evander Kane's return | CBC News
Canadian hockey media would like to remind you these are the Best Fans in the NHL.

Capitals place Carlson on IR to make room for Richards |
I thought he was supposed to be their fifth all-star representative.

Artemi Panarin's 'special' season continues with dazzling performance vs. Penguins | USA Today
Panarin is very, very good. Let's see how the second half and his age affect his Calder bid.

Stars facing ‘first true test of adversity’ | ProHockeyTalk
Dallas is an enigma. A very scary enigma.

Huge if True: Examining realities of the Jonathan Drouin situation | Puck Daddy
Yzerman doesn't *have* to trade Drouin, and I'm inclined to think he won't.

NHL major award favorites at middle of 2015-16 season | Sports Illustrated
The first item is Holtby for the Hart, so...

2016 Women's World Junior Championships Preview | Pension Plan Puppets
I believe this tournament will be streamed in the US on FASTHockey, which is fairly inaccessible, but you can follow along with the scores on twitter.