Friday’s Dump & Chase: Make Room for Mikael

The best way celebrate your birthday/firstborn child/trade to a new team is with a hat trick.

Nashville Predators News

Milwaukee Admirals Musings: Overtime Woes - On the Forecheck
You know, Eric and Rachel do a great job with this. I have certainly felt like I have a better idea about the guys that get called up from Milwaukee since they've started putting these out. See what the AHL guys are up to!

After Whirlwind Week, Granlund Ready to Do Something Special with Preds
Mikael Granlund has had a pretty intense week...and it isn't over, yet. I, for one, am excited to see what he brings to the Nashville Predators. Hopefully, Friday looks a whole lot better than Tuesday!

Around Hockey

MOM, DON’T READ THIS | By Seth Jones
This little piece by Seth Jones (and his mother) made the round on twitter the other day. Aside from the fact that much of the piece reads like a love letter to David Poile, it's also a pretty good read.

Tavares met with vitriol in return as Islanders thump Leafs -
John Tavares probably didn't have the greatest night last night. Do you think he deserves all the hate?

McDavid, Oilers hand Sens sixth straight loss -
Are the Ottawa Senators planning on losing the rest of their games?

Bruins make big statement by dominating Lightning – ProHockeyTalk
The headlines about this are pretty sensational considering the Tampa Bay Lightning have only lost 12 games in regulation.

Mueller released from hospital after being injured in Devils loss
Mirco Mueller seems to be doing pretty well after what looked to be a pretty nasty crash.

The Hurricanes' Storm Surge is getting all the press, but don't let it distract from the on-ice success - TheHockeyNews
Of course, this "bunch of jerks" is drawing all the looks and some unfortunate takes, but some outstanding hockey is happening in for the Carolina Hurricanes. What's behind it?

Severe injury a turning point for Kevin Hayes - Winnipeg Free Press
Well, we will be seeing Kevin Hayes tonight in Winnipeg. I think this article was fairly interesting considering the nature of the injury and how most Predators fans will know exactly what it is once you read it!