Monday's Dump & Chase: Cannons Away!

The Preds got a nice road win in Columbus last night. And it was Hockey Day In America. Shoot the cannon or something!

Nashville Predators News

Four Predators score in win against Blue Jackets
I love this headline for some reason. It screams, "We couldn't distinguish this game in an interesting way, so here is a technical fact about the result of the contest."

Infographic: Preds 4, Blue Jackets 3 |
Preds didn't get a power play in this one. Probably deserved one on the Seth Jones high stick. It didn't matter in the end, but still... getting blanked in the special teams department is rare.

Other Hockey News

Red Wings end Penguins' point streak at nine games |
Not only was this a nice win for the Wings, but Thomas Vanek scored his 15th goal. Restock that farm system, Detroit.

Henrik Lundqvist, Rangers hang on against Capitals |
That trade you made for Henrik Lundqvist in your fantasy hockey league is about to start paying off big time. Dude is heating up.

Ryan McDonagh savors Hockey Day in America
Ok, yeah Ryan McDonagh had a good game, but the only American that mattered in this game is T.J. Oshie. That dude is awesome.

Senators lose Hoffman, Stone to injury in loss to Jets - Article - TSN
Dang. Hoffman, Stone, and Wingels added to a list that already includes Bobby Ryan.

Should Jacob Trouba be suspended for this Mark Stone hit? (Video)
Uhh, yes.

Look, there is no reason that hits to the head shouldn't be A) an automatic 5 minute major and B) a mandatory minimum suspension. What argument could there be against that? There is simply no way this is good for the game. Concussions are real and they cause more than just a few games of missed time. They ruin careers and lives.

Fix this.

Kane leads 'Hawks over Sabres in homecoming - Article - TSN
Cue the Blackhawks inevitable Cup run, where Kane, Toews, Keith, and Crawford play the best hockey anyone has ever played or ever will play.

Bye-week curse has NHL at a loss
Pretty convincing. Dang bye week got the Preds something bad on Saturday.

Unmasked: Patrik Laine started out stopping pucks, not shooting them | The Hockey News
Good read. I am already insanely jealous that the Jets have this guy. Next generation Ovechkin with a similar swag to his game. I wonder if Ovi started out as a goalie...

The proud hockey history of Warroad, Minnesota: ‘Hockeytown USA’ | ProHockeyTalk
"For a town whose population has never topped the 2,000 mark since it was officially incorporated in 1901, it has been a significant power in the United States hockey community with a legacy that has produced five NHL players, seven Olympians, and more than 80 (men and women combined) Division I hockey players."

To put this in perspective, imagine if Pegram, TN produced five NFL players. Or seven U.S. Olympians. Or 80 NCAA baseball players.