Monday's Dump & Chase: Fireworks Await

The Preds are preparing for their matchup against the Stars on Tuesday. In the meantime, read some hockey articles.

Still no word on Miikka Salomaki or Anthony Bitetto, so not much to report on the Predators. The Dallas Stars are in town on Tuesday. Prepare for fireworks, y'all.

With a little bit of time on his hands, Peter Laviolette helped coach the Titans to a win over the Browns yesterday:

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Ryan O'Reilly lifts Sabres to win
Kyle Okposo is the perfect player to put around Ryan O'Reilly and the other young guys on this team. If you don't believe me, watch the pass he made on that power play goal to ROR. Insane.

Islanders defeat Ducks in home opener
Oh man. Justin Bailey's goal in overtime was sweet. Reminded me of Josi's OT winner last year. So smooth.

Blue Jackets suspend Campbell for not reporting to AHL | The Hockey News
Pardon me, but shouldn't Campbell be rejoicing in the opportunity to NOT play in Columbus?

WATCH: Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser scores bizarre goal on Bishop from center ice -
I totally missed this from last Thursday. I hope he called it.

In NHL, no hockey for old role players
Wyshynski mentions the magic number 24 as the peak age for production in the NHL and a lot of data supports this theory. The Preds have four players that are 24 years old (or will turn 24 this season): Colton Sissons, Miikka Salomaki, Viktor Arvidsson, and Ryan Johansen.

Flyers’ Pascal Laberge concussed by dangerous hit | The Hockey News
This is absolutely shameful. A terribly illegal hit and the QMJHL is completely justified in suspending this goon. Hope Laberge recovers soon.

Ortiz: Determination pays off for Blues' Hutton | Jesus Ortiz |
In this weekend column about Carter Hutton, there is a lot about his development as a player from youth leagues to college to the pros. There is a lot about his family, his coaches, and his motivations to play in this league. There is exactly one sentence about his time in Nashville. That says a lot.