Friday's Dump & Chase: Byfuglien and The Jets

The Jets probably won't be very good this year. But they don't have to make us completely sick to our stomachs. Dustin Byfuglien will be throwing around his weight around and looking to use his powerful slapshot and it will be a delight to watch as always.

Nashville Predators News

Trotz pleased for Nashville hosting 2016 All-Star Game | The Washington Post
Trotz also had some complimentary things to say about Nashville's grass roots hockey programs on the Marek v. Wyshinski podcast today.

Jets look for offensive tweaks from Predators under new coach Laviolette | The Province
The Preds plan: if Pavelec is playing, shoot the puck at him.

Predators' Roy: Shootouts are crucial points | The Tennessean
As lame as the shootout is, you need to be ready for it. Especially in the Western Conference and Central Division.

Predators open road schedule with back-to-back test | The Tennessean
Test 1: the City of Winnipeg. Test 2: Not partying too hard in Chicago.

Deeper lines help Predators foster good start to young season | FOX Sports
Some of that forward depth is still growing.

What is this curious sensation the Preds are stirring up at Bridgestone? Oh yeah — excitement | Nashville Scene
It's early but the excitement is palpable.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

5 things to watch for in Winnipeg Jets home opener vs. the Preds | CBC News
"You can feel it. Hockey is in the air." Delicious, carcinogenic hockey.

Jets need to regain MTS Centre magic | Winnipeg Sun
I've heard of character and grit, but MAGIC?

Jets ready to face 'rock star' ex-teammate | Winnipeg Free Press
Olli's former teammates talk about his new long, glorious hair.

Video: Fan shines laser at Bruins’ goalie Rask | ProHockeyTalk
It's that green speck by his pad. You know, in case you didn't think that was unusual.

Milan Lucic taunts Montreal fans, bit of a jerk (Video) | Puck Daddy
Milan Lucic: Not as funny as Brad Marchand.

Devils' Havlat sustained 'extensive' facial damage to nose and upper lip | theScore


Avs not making excuses for slow start | ESPN
Obviously it's because he didn't break down a divider in game one.

Jiri Sekac scores 1st NHL goal, dad goes nuts | CBC
He's a #ProudDad.

Alex Radulov loses his mind in a penalty box | Puck Daddy
Perfectly healthy methods of dealing with anger by Alex Radulov.

Connor McDavid power rankings | SBNation
I really cannot wait to hear about Connor McDavid endlessly a whole year before he ever plays in the NHL. Really, I can't.

Did Cory Schneider score a butt goal on himself? | SBNation
More butt goals the people demand them.

Semyon Varlamov placed on injured reserve |
Time to call Brodeur...

Islanders' hot start |
What's been going so right for the Islanders? Will it continue?