Friday’s Dump & Chase: Deadline Day

There are still ten days to go before the transaction deadline (prepare yourself for all the paper transactions) but the league kicked it off yesterday with a few small moves.

Fox Sports Tennessee announced that viewership was up over 140% this season through February 3rd and streaming is up over 300% which is #cool.

Predators mascot has perfect response to potholes in Nashville | The Tennessean
Potholes aren't even in 440's top five problems.

Few NHL GMs more poised to roll the dice than David Poile -
"Another D-man would help." They're already carrying eight!!

Video: Preds Prospect Tolvanen Records Goal, Four Points in Olympic Debut | Nashville Predators
Don't get too excited, but get a little excited.

Around Hockey

NHL - Ranking the top trade season deals of the salary cap era - 2005-06 to 2016-17 | ESPN
Nashville very predictably appears on this list.

Every NHL Team Should Make the Playoffs - VICE Sports
I have to admit my eyes glazed over halfway through, but imagining new and different ways of running the playoff format is better than just complaining about having to play good teams in the first round.

Trading Max Domi likely wouldn’t pay off for Coyotes – ProHockeyTalk
The Coyotes have a few young guys I'd like to see what they could while wearing a different jersey.

Colorado Avalanche should use their cap space as an asset at this year’s trade deadline - Mile High Hockey
All of the proposed trades seem extremely reasonable and therefore unexciting.

Kieffer Bellows is Flying High With the Portland Winterhawks | The Hockey Writers
He chose to leave the NCAA to go to the Western Hockey League this season.

Steve Yzerman’s Tampa Bay Lightning trade deadline strategy primer - Raw Charge
Raw Charge revisits Yzerman's deadline deals to get a sense of how he'll approach this season.

Sens get Pokka from Hawks for DiDomenico -- TSN
DiDomenico is slated to go to Rockford according to Mark Lazerus, so the Preds can rest easy.

Maple Leafs trade Nikita Soshnikov to St. Louis Blues for 2019 pick -
Once the Blues "review" his medical status, he will report to the NHL club.