Friday’s Dump & Chase: Rocco Mountain High

While we all recover from the collective “Four Goal Rocco Hangover”, here are some links to start your Friday.

Nashville Predators News and Notes

Recap: Nashville Predators 7, Detroit Red Wings 1: Grimaldi’s four-goal game gives Preds victory early | On the Forecheck
A fantastic first period that included Grimaldi’s first NHL hat trick propelled the Preds to a big win over Detroit.

What a game for Grimaldi and the Predators!

The people’s guide to Ryan Ellis | Broad Street Hockey
Another Nashville defender has been in rumors surrounding the Orange & Black lately.

I wish people would stop whispering about the guys in gold.

Mikael Granlund a target, Mattias Ekholm commands steep price in Trade Bait list |
With less than three weeks to go until the NHL's trading deadline, two Nashville Predators sit in the top three on our updated Trade Bait board.

Two? One wasn’t enough?

Other Hockey News and Notes

Isobel Cup Semifinal Preview: Six vs. Pride | The Ice Garden
Will the newcomers upset the early favorites?

Isobel Cup Semifinal Preview: Whale vs Whitecaps | The Ice Garden
The Whale are back in action while the Whitecaps look for the technical repeat

The weekend plans include watching the WNHL action. I’m going with the CT Whale—who are you taking?

The Top Players to Watch at the NCAA Men’s Hockey Championship Tournament | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
The Division I men’s NCAA tourney begins on Friday, with many of the top college prospects ready to do battle for the national title.

Plenty of hockey to watch this weekend! We’ll have more on this later today, too.

The NHL is responsible for Tim Peel’s hot-mic gaffe, and so much more | Raw Charge
Firing Peel is doing something, yes, but it’s along the lines of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

Yost: The NHL rule book seems headed for a reckoning |
The veteran official was caught saying the quiet part out loud, and the league is understandably concerned about the perception of fairness and integrity within the sport. Doubly so considering recent ventures into the world of sports betting.

There’s still a lot to wrestle with after the Tim Peel fiasco.

How Much Do Athletes Eat? Paralympian Rico Roman’s Strategy for Portion Sizes | USADA
Paralympic gold medalist, Rico Roman, knows if he eats badly, his performance suffers. See his strategy for portion sizes when training.

Let’s not ask how much hockey writers eat.

Breaking down the Sabres' historic 15-game losing streak |
The Sabres haven't won a game since Feb. 23.

Also the last day I met my calorie goal.

Your “It’s Finally Friday” Jam

Rocco themed, of course.