Friday's Dump and Chase: Disaster in the Desert

The already tumultuous Coyotes/Glendale situation had a bit of twist this week when the Glendale City Council voted 5-2 to terminate the arena deal with the team.

Nashville Predators News

Potential Preds: 2015 NHL Draft Scouting Report — Centers | Nashville Predators
Potential second round centers the Predators could pick.

Nashville Predators Season Grades: Mattias Ekholm | Predlines
Predlines look at Ekholm's breakout year.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Blackhawks' Brandon Saad playing his way to big money this summer | CBS Sports
Whether it is with the Chicago Blackhawks or another NHL team, Brandon Saad is in line for a big pay raise this summer. I'm hoping for an offer sheet but not holding my breath.

Hossa a force in a young man's game | TSN
Like a fine wine Hossa gets better with age and is very, very expensive.

Is Marian Hossa a Hall of Famer? | Grantland
I'm in the "easy yes" group.

Trading Mikko Koivu Will Hurt, Not Help the Wild | Hockey Wilderness
Rumors are the Wild may be looking to trade their captain. It's hard to see such a move working out for the better.

Glendale votes to terminate Coyotes arena deal |
The Glendale City Council has voted to end an arena lease agreement with the Arizona Coyotes, thrusting the franchise's future further into doubt.

Coyotes co-owner’s not nuts, perhaps just a little misguided | The Hockey News
This situation is a mess.

Draft Theory: Re-Defining the Roles of Scouts and Stats | JetsNation
"The thing is, going down the stats-against-scouts road is missing the point entirely. This isn't a pissing contest to see who's right more often."

NHL Combine: 5 head-scratching performances |
The NHL combine always produces some anomalous performances. Here are five players whose performances last week in Buffalo left some observers scratching their heads.

Penguins forward Pascal Dupuis cleared for return |
I predict Craig Adams blood clots next season.