Monday's Dump & Chase: Beneath The Beauty

Back-to-back tough losses, but hey, a new BTI episode was released.

Nashville Predators News

Beneath The Ice (S3:E9) Grit |
Even after a couple of tough losses, BTI can always lift my spirits. Hearing Ryan Johansen refer to the series as "Beneath The Beauty" got me. Thanks, Joey.

Predators haunted by poor late-game management
We knew going into this season that counter attacks and breakaways would be a problem for this team. This is what happens when you employ an attack-first, high-pressing defense to go with a forechecking forward group that burrows itself on the boards. You are going to give up odd-man rushes, some of which you will recover from and some of which you won't. The Preds just happened to have not recovered on two such rushes in the dying seconds of back-to-back games.

As a Preds fan, this is just something that you will have to live with for this 2016-17 team.

Predators Playoff Prognostication
If it hasn't already, let the "who'd you rather play in the first round?" discussion begin.

Other Hockey News

Penguins score two late to rally past Sabres |
Penguins turned a 3-2 deficit into a 4-3 win in the final 4 minutes. It must suck to play them all the time.

Columbus Blue Jackets 3, New Jersey Devils 0 |
Sam Gagner with his 16th goal of the season for the Blue Jackets. What a good pickup he would have been for the Preds.

Calgary Flames 5, New York Islanders 2 |
I think I've said this before but... poor, poor John Tavares.

McDavid Will Reach 100-Points
For the first time, but probably not the last time. Ridiculous.

Jordan Eberle finding game at key time for Oilers
There was a dumb amount of "trade Eberle" talk earlier in the season. Yeah, you don't trade that kind of talent. Not when you are competing for a playoff spot.

NHL GMs to talk bye-week, offside rule during meetings
No on the bye-week, no on the offside challenge. Done here.

NHL Death Watch: When will your team be eliminated?
Wyshynski getting dark with this Death Watch business.

Out Of Bounds: The National Women's Hockey League : NPR
As a father, I would love to see my daughter grow up to play whatever sport she wants. I would also love that sport to be hockey.