Saturday's Dump & Chase: Scheduling

The Predators wrap up their road trip tonight against the Carolina Hurricanes, after which they'll return for a Monday night game against the Coyotes. The Predators playing on Monday nights is unnatural and I don't like it.

Nashville News & Notes

Predators' recent road victories bode well for playoffs | The Tennessean
Since the Predators will be spending their duration of the playoffs on the road, being able to compete away from Bridgestone is key.

No Surprises in Arvidsson's Abilities | Nashville Predators
I'm a little surprised, because no one actually expects this level of success.

Preds to Host Military Appreciation Week | Nashville Predators
When they say week, they mean week.

Around Hockey

For Those About To Rock… FIRE! | Blue Jackets
The cannon is the worst thing about Jackets games, after being held in Ohio.

Hungarian hockey analyst breaks down play with giant NSFW drawing -
It is NSFW, but it is hilarious.

Elite athlete funding in the U.S. and Canada: How national team players get paid - The Ice Garden
It's a more complex issue than at first glance.

Pronger striving to become a general manager one day - TSN
His days of being on an NHL team payroll are coming to an end.

Radulov: Reports of asking Habs for eight-year deal ‘not even close’ | ProHockeyTalk
Who even gets eight year deals besides elite franchise talent?

Pittsburgh Penguins' Conor Sheary leads weekly rankings of the best under-24 players, while Toronto Maple Leafs' Auston Matthews stumbles | ESPN
It's always nice to settle in with a hot cup of schadenfreude.

Steven Stamkos practices in full for Lightning |
They have emphatically not put a timeline for him to get back in the lineup, however.

Remembering Montreal's St. Patrick's Day 'Richard Riot' | VICE Sports
"The Rocket has filled many a rink in his day, but this is the first time I've ever seen him empty one."