Friday's Dump & Chase: Sad Ice Cream

Most of us like Bruce Boudreau. But the reality is that most hockey coaches have a shelf life. And while we enjoy his comical personality, jolly charm, and the physique of your big toe wearing a suit... his days in Anaheim might be numbered. The good news is that Paul MacLean is already an assistant

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Contra vs. Duck Hunt | Youtube
Yep. Pretty much that.

Predators push Ducks back to square one with easy 5-1 win - The Orange County Register
You can tell Bruce is wearing thin. The third paragraph from the bottom... oof.

James Neal Proving Doubters Wrong This Season - TSS

Around the Hockey World

Montreal Canadiens with Carey Price off to best start in their history - Behind the Numbers
In case you were wondering, it's not just Carey Price unlocking a cheat code.

Blues are re-sharpening their edge | STLToday
#RECKLESS. (That's their thing this year... actually.)

Dallas Stars Beat Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 On Defensive, Depth Scoring - Defending Big D

Where Has Radim Vrbata Gone - Today's Slapshot
He went to Vancouver, thinking they would be okay.

Blue Jackets lose eighth straight in Tortorella's debut: 3 things to know -
Let's pay attention to #2.... and dream.

Canadians do not make up the majority of NHL players this season - Article - TSN
Teams are getting smart, and playing more Swedes.

The Dan Girardi Effect: How His Teammates Are Impacted By Playing With Him - Blueshirt Banter
Remember when they let Stralman hit UFA? What ever happened to that guy?

Bruins’ Offense Is Soaring This Season, But Defense Still Playing Catch-Up | Boston Bruins |
Does Chara finish the season in Boston?

Wild 3, Blue Jackets 2 | New coach can't keep Jackets from setting record for losing | BlueJackets Xtra
"It’s a mental thing right now with this club. It’s a good team. It’s just … stuttering right here a little bit. I want us to go straight ahead and play with some arrogance." -The Fonz

Rob Klinkhammer feels 'really bad' for Red Wings' Johan Franzen; Pavel Datsyuk to ramp up skating |
Johan Franzen shouldn't be playing if his situation is this dire.

Zac Rinaldo isn't getting suspended for hitting Sean Couturier, and it's a joke - Broad Street Hockey
RINALDO REMAINS AT LARGE IN BOSTON. He's the new Whitey Bulger. He'll eventually show up in Anaheim someday.

GIF: Devils' Gionta ejected for spearing Senators' Borowiecki | theScore
That's not a great strategy. You won't get far in life like that.

Could Auston Matthews inspire a new NHL draft eligibility rule? -
There's some mid-level hot takery in this, but it's coming from a good place. I will disagree with the author. I'd rather see players spend some time in college or playing abroad before drawing an NHL check.

Not Hockey

AMERICA'S NEXT OREGON - Every Day Should Be Saturday
I'm all for McDaniel College taking a step forward.

PFT Commenter: "Curse of the Nerd" is Cubs' real phantom menace |
"David Eckstein isnt walking through that doggy door."

Mississippi junior college football game called after violent fight breaks out -
The 2006 Miami Hurricanes are impressed.

9 Essential Places to Grab a Sandwich in Nashville - Eater Nashville
#5: Yes. Please. Yes.

Microsoft Surface Book review | The Verge
AKA: The tablet family that only the NFL uses now has a keyboard.