Friday's Dump and Chase: KEVIN!

News of Pekka Rinne's injury timeline came with unrelated good news to soften the blow: Top prospect Kevin Fiala has been assigned to Milwaukee from his club in Sweden, putting him just within reach of the NHL. It's not unreasonable to think Fiala could make it to Nashville by the end of the

Nashville Predators News

Predators' goalie Hutton on stepping in for Rinne-The Tennessean

We're about to see how he'll respond.

Underrated Josi having All-Star worthy season of his own | FOX Sports
I like the word 'underappreciated' more. Josi is underappreciated.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

William Nylander tops ranking of top 50 drafted prospects | ESPN Insider
Corey Pronman unveils his top 50 drafted NHL prospects. William Nylander of the Toronto Maple Leafs is in the No. 1 spot, while the Pittsburgh Penguins put two in the top 15.

The Noon Number: Danger Zone | Japers' Rink
A look at how Braden Holtby has handled the most challenging shots

Ryan Johansen has been worth every cent for the Blue Jackets | The Hockey News
The results haven't been there this year for Columbus but $6 million a year for Johansen in two years will still be great value.

Dubnyk excited about Wild debut | StarTribune
A big shutout for Dubnyk and the Wild.

Minnesota Wild believe mindset needs to change |
A 7-0 drubbing of the Sabres with their new goaltender should help their mindset.

Jets rewarded for smart free agent decision on Perreault | TSN
The skinny on the Jets latest offensive weapon.

Lindback gets start in ‘really big game’ versus Jets | ProHockeyTalk
The Stars have goaltending issues. Lindback wasn't bad in the 2-1 loss to the Jets but he wasn't as good as ... Ondrej Pavelec!?!?

Teuvo Teravainen gaining confidence | CSN Chicago
It's not yet Teuvo Time.

Price check in Montreal; NHL goalie notes; Ovechkin 'easy' to coach | Yahoo Sports
Nick Cotsonika's notes from around the NHL including Price's leadership in Montreal.

NHL fines Ducks defenceman Vatanen for elbow |
The NHL has fined Anaheim Ducks defenceman Sami Vatanen US$3,393.82 for elbowing Toronto Maple Leafs forward David Booth.

Shut up about the ‘Johnny Hockey’ trademark | The Hockey News
I didn't read about any controversy but whatever you say THN.

After lengthy absence, Hamhuis back for Canucks tomorrow | ProHockeyTalk
The recently inconsistent Canucks will get some more stability on their blueline.

Which teams are playing like Stanley Cup contenders in 2014-15? |
The Predators penalty kill struggled early but has made improvements.