Monday's Dump & Chase: Roster Set

The Predators have concluded their preseason slate, the roster is finally set, and a real hockey game will be played in mere days. Praise be!

Predators News

Predators Assign Five to Milwaukee
The opening week lineup is set. Barring any injuries or last second moves, the roster will look like this on Friday night against the Blackhawks:

Fiala finally made it, Bass beat out Watson, and Maz is the backup. No real surprises here.

Milwaukee Admirals: Kamenev, Watson Reassigned to Admirals
These forwards are heading in opposite directions on the prospect watch list, but they will both start the season in Milwaukee.

Hockey News

Jonathan Huberdeau out 3-4 months after taking skate to leg (Video)
First Bjugstad and now Huberdeau. The Panthers lose two key components to their top 6 before the season begins. Rough start.

Jake Allen suffers leg injury in pre-season finale | The Hockey News
CAR-TER HUT-TON (clap clap clapclapclap)

A Timeline of Johnny Gaudreau's Contract Situation
It's gone from stupid to stupider. Whatever happened to bridge contracts, huh?

TSN Hockey Preview: Ottawa Senators - Article - TSN
I may have to rethink my preseason predictions. I actually really like this Ottawa lineup.

Radko Gudas to have hearing with Player Safety
Great start to the season!

Sabres preview: Why the playoffs could be within reach - BN Hockey
I really, really want to believe, Buffalo. You've definitely got some great pieces. But there's too many questions. The defense looks like it could be slow and Rasmus Ristolainen remains unsigned. The offense needs more depth. Robin Lehner is unproven.

Again--I really, really want to believe, but I just can't.

Key to improved play for Rangers starts in defensive zone - NY Daily News
Not having Dan Girardi would significantly improve defensive play, no?