Monday's Dump & Chase: All Cylinders

The Preds are on a nice little roll! Also, there were some dumb ole trades yesterday evening.

Nashville Predators News

Neal's Three Assists Help Preds Sweep Oilers
James Neal was dishing some serious sauce tonight. 4th liner still?

Filip Forsberg scores again, Predators top Oilers
Oh yeah, and Forsberg scored again! Hot damn.

Other Hockey News

Blue Jackets defeat Rangers, move back into third |
Those Blue Jackets are also on a nice roll.

Chicago Blackhawks 4, St. Louis Blues 2 |
Ugh... and so are the Blackhawks.

Kings acquire Ben Bishop from Lightning
While this means that there could be some more news to come about Jonathan Quick, I don't really get this. Peter Budaj does all this work to keep the Kings in it and then they ship him out to Tampa for Ben Bishop.

Martin Hanzal traded to Wild by Coyotes: report
More trades that make no sense. This price is just outrageous.

Bruins’ offensive resurgence continues with six-goal game against Stars | ProHockeyTalk
Well, yeah, offense is generally easy to kick start when you have a new coach behind the bench. Loads of teams have had that happen over the years. You know what isn't easy to kick start? Defensive structure. Discipline. Leadership. But what do I know?

VIDEO: Jamie Benn and David Backes fight right off opening faceoff | ProHockeyTalk
Ohhhh, wait, nevermind. Leadership = fighting. Right, of course. Got it. Bruins'll win the Cup.

Disappointment Awaits Ducks in Eaves Trade
Yeah, I doubt Eaves is that big of an improvement over what they have. He's been great, don't get me wrong, but it's a lot of window dressing.

Chris Kunitz of Penguins can relate to trade deadline
That time when Chris Kunitz won a Cup with the Ducks in 2007, then got traded and won two more with the Penguins. Geez, this guy.

NHL Trade Buzz: Canucks could be sellers
The more I look at the list of potential trades out there, the more I think that nothing major will happen. I think most teams in contention think they can stand pat, while the teams that are selling are in crazy town with their prices. 1st round and a prospect for Shattenkirk? Yeah, no.

Ex-Sabres enforcer Peters suspended after youth brawl
Everything is still being investigated, but this certainly does not look good.

Big Read: Behind closed doors on NHL trade deadline day -
A pretty fascinating look at trade deadline day from a front office perspective. This Wednesday!