Friday's Dump & Chase: We Now Return To Our Regularly Scheduled Programming

Good morning, everybody! I just want to thank everyone for their kind words for Dirk yesterday. The praise is well-deserved, and a testament to the community he's built here. Jon and I have HUGE shoes to fill, but we're going to do our best to keep things rolling. We'll have more to tell

Nashville Predators News

Head Coach Peter Laviolette Introduced to the Nashville Media - Nashville Predators

He understands that coaches get fired sometimes.

Laviolette could help veterans like Stalberg, Cullen and Fisher – Section 303

We're all certainly hoping that's the case.

Shell Game: New Preds coach may have to give up pet turtle |

Wha? This is the worst thing ever. Maybe Frank is the turtle we need to get this ridiculous law overturned.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

These Guys Again: The Secrets to Boston’s, Chicago’s, Pittsburgh’s, and L.A.’s Postseason Success - Grantland

We've got #1 and #2, and #3 (alternate jersey, anyone?) is easily achievable. Hoping we can skip #4, but if not, let's do it IMMEDIATELY.

From Chipotle to playoff heroics: Matt Fraser etches name in history | ProHockeyTalk

I eat at Chipotle like twice a week, which I credit for most of my success too.

Carlyle in Three Acts - Pension Plan Puppets

Some folks in Toronto think giving him an extension was a bad idea.

Savvy forward Jussi Jokinen helping Penguins push to brink of Eastern Conference finals - The Globe and Mail

Six goals in the playoffs after a 57-point season...not bad for a guy off waivers.

Nash bears the brunt of the Blueshirt-bashing | New York Post

I guess $7 million is a lot of money for 40 points a year.

NHL refs don't give a hoot who wins | CBC Sports

Except the French-Canadian ones.

Paul Holmgren's 10 worst moves as Flyers general manager - Broad Street Hockey

Hey, at least the cap is going up. They're about to get another $6 million and change to play with.

Connor McDavid drafted 77th overall in KHL draft | Post-to-Post

He'll have some options if he gets drafted by one of the disaster NHL franchises like Vancouver or Toronto.

40 players try to break record for longest hockey game | Puck Drunk Love

They only have to play for another 5 days to take it.

No hockey at the Plaza; Wranglers seek another venue - Las Vegas Sun News

No rooftop games, you guys. But that also means nobody will plummet to their death at a Wranglers game in the near future. So kind of a mixed bag.