Friday's Dump & Chase: Experimentation

Nashville's already locked into the playoffs and they don't seem to care who they play, so now's the time to work all the extra players into the lineup and let some guys rest. The results have been mixed.

Nashville News & Notes

Nashville Predators Prepping For The Postseason By Having Fun | Fanrag Sports
Why not?

How Nashville Predators defenseman P.K. Subban picks his gameday outfit | ESPN
I'm not sure how "not crazy expensive" translates to "price available on request", but it's a nice coat.

Hunt, Salomaki Get Their Shot as Playoffs Loom | Nashville Predators
While Hunt shouldn't supplant any of Nashville's starters, he acquitted himself admirably.

Around Hockey

Questions, answers as Sabres' Kyle Okposo lands in neuro ICU - The Buffalo News
This is a short Q&A outlining what we can know about Kyle Okposo's medical situation.

Marchand gets two-game suspension for spearing | ProHockeyTalk
That's what I expected. Adiós, scoring title.

Who will win the Calder, Norris, Vezina, Calder and Jack Adams trophies | ESPN
I'm not convinced on the Norris, but I think these predictions are spot on.

Good sign for injured Sharks: Thornton, Couture both return to ice | NBCS Bay Area
Both players should be back in time for the playoffs.

Watch That Space | The Players' Tribune
This is a very neat story by Troy Terry, the hero for Team USA at the World Junior Championships this year.

Vladimir Sobotka signs extension with Blues, expected to play Saturday -
He's back.

U.S. Defeats Germany, 11-0, in WWC Semifinals | USA Hockey
The US will have a gold medal rematch against Canada this evening.

Auston Matthews got kneed by Jake Dotchin and Toronto was not happy -
Matthews must get his implacable nature from his mother.