Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Back in the Saddle

The Preds have a chance to get back in the W column today with a game against the also-struggling Kings.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

With Ellis Lost to Injury, Preds Know Others Need to Step Up |
And yet, they're expecting Jarred Tinordi to be the one to step up. This isn't Ellis's first time with an "upper-body" injury, and although I hope he recovers soon I also hope he doesn't rush back.

Seriously, did they forget Allard and Davies exist, or...?

Ratings For Stars, Predators in Winter Classic Are Here | Defending Big D
The attendance was great; the fans were hugely involved; the rest of the NHL's fans...kinda let us down.

Other News & Notes

Former Stars coach Jim Montgomery seeks counselling for alcohol abuse |
Best wishes to Montgomery and his family.

Corey Perry suspended five games for hit on Ryan Ellis, no Anaheim reunion | ProHockeyTalk
I'm kind of surprised they actually went that far. Also, boo hoo, no Anaheim reunion.

NWHL suspends Kirchberger, Shatalova after fight | The Ice Garden
Ah yes, the elegant and beautiful game, continued.

Canadiens' Ilya Kovalchuk signing a 'no-risk' move that could pay off |
I mean, it's pretty harmless, but I have some doubts about the payoff.

Marc-Andre Fleury to skip ASG | ProHockeyTalk
It's not as big a deal with goalies, but I wish the league didn't punish players who opt out of the ASG.

The lessons that propelled Justin Williams to three Stanley Cups |
It's a nice bio piece on Williams with a misleading headline. Never giving up is great, but you also have to play on teams that are both good and lucky to win three Stanley Cups.

Hugo Alnefelt delivers shutout for Sweden, Nolan Foote ejected at WJC | Raw Charge
Catch up on the latest around the men's U20 tournament.

NHL names coaches for All-Star Game | ProHockeyTalk
Josi should let his teammates know what playing for a competent coach feels like when he gets back from the All-Star Game.