Friday's Dump & Chase: Wild'n Out

Would you want to see the Predators play the Wild in the first-round of the playoffs? Who is your ideal first-round matchup?

Nashville Predators News

Predators' Ryan Ellis limited in return to lineup-The Tennessean

But at least he was there.

Best NHL defensemen under age 23 -

Check out #3.

Griffins: Scouting the Enemy | Admirals Roundtable
After a good six days between games, the Milwaukee Admirals are back in action tonight with the new leaders of the Midwest Division in their sights.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Florida Panthers acquire Jaromir Jagr from New Jersey Devils for two draft picks | ESPN
The Florida Panthers have acquired five-time NHL scoring champion Jaromir Jagr from the New Jersey Devils for a second-round draft pick in the 2015 NHL draft and a conditional third-round draft pick in the 2016 draft.

Blue Jackets acquire David Clarkson | Columbus Blue Jackets
The Blue Jackets have acquired right wing David Clarkson from the Maple Leafs in exchange for Nathan Horton.

Amid air of controversy, Blackhawks blank Panthers | Second City Hockey
Despite all of the nonsense currently swirling around the Chicago Blackhawks, they were able to put it behind them en route to a convincing 3-0 win over the Panthers.

Blues defeat Winnipeg 2-1 | St. Louis Game Time
Good recap.

Dallas Stars Analysis: Has Jason Spezza Improved Defensively? | Defending Big D
The results are somewhat inconclusive in my view but Spezza certainly isn't hurting his team defensively.

Sidney Crosby Catches Teammate's Stick In Mid-Air-Deadspin

Totally ridiculous.

Avalanche unlikely to trade O'Reilly | Sportsnet
Colorado Avalanche head coach Patrick Roy told a Denver radio station Thursday that he does not expect centre Ryan O'Reilly to be traded this season.

Effort Lack-ing, Sabres throttle Canucks 6-3 | CanucksArmy
Sabres were missing their top two scorers.

Measuring value of Trade Bait players | TSN
Erik Cole wouldn't be a bad second line option for the Preds if the price is right.

Where does the NHL want McDavid to land? | Sportsnet
Connor McDavid could give a non-traditional hockey market a much needed push, but his value to a city like Toronto could be immeasurable. This raises an important question, where does the NHL want McDavid?

Five things: The next five days | FlamesNation
A look at where the Flames are at during the final stretch of the season.

Ducks put Bryzgalov on unconditional waivers | ProHockeyTalk
Just days after he said he'd report to AHL Norfolk.

Barclays Center trademarks 'Brooklyn Hockey' logos | Sporting News
That logo would look so much better with blue and orange.