Saturday's Dump & Chase: Bouncing back

We're almost halfway through training camp and the "bounce back" teams are starting to take shape. These are the teams that underachieved after a good 2013-2014 season. In the West we have our Kings, Stars, Sharks, and depending on who you ask, the Avs. But as always, the East isn'

Nashville Predators News

Predators readjust practice groups at training camp | The Tennessean
One group consisted of Nashville's regular players, while the other featured mostly prospects.

Nashville Predators 2015 Schedule, Analyzed | Predlines
Here are some things to mark on the calendar this year, along with some scheduling minutiae.

News from Around the World of Hockey

Aaron Ekblad Takes on the Sophomore Slump | Today's Slapshot
Ekblad doesn't strike me as a player that will suffer from a "sophmore slump."

Travis Konecny Impressed During Short Time With Flyers | Today's Slapshot
Though it was just preseason, Konecny is already proving that he is capable of playing with the pros.

Chasing Lord Stanley: Three Things the Caps Can Do Better in 2015-16 | Japers' Rink
Once one problem is solved, another becomes a concern. That said, I think the Caps will do big things this year. Like make a Conference Final. *Home Alone face*

As Patrick Kane case blows up, toxicity and ignorance hijack discussion | SportingNews
Sean Gentille hits the nail on the head.

Former Gopher blueliners Megan Bozek, Gigi Marvin anchor in Buffalo, Boston | Hockey Wilderness
Two Gopher alumnae and U.S. Olympians have decided to try their luck in the NWHL.

Brandon Saad helped sponsor Syrian refugee families | Puck Drunk Love
Brandon Saad has helped sponsor Syrian refugee families and didn't make too big of a deal of it.

Julien relieved that Chara’s day-to-day | ProHockeyTalk
As a Sharks fan, seeing the name "Matt Irwin" next to "extra responsibilities" makes me anxious and squirm in my seat.

William Nylander likely won’t make Leafs roster, despite good pre-season | The Globe and Mail
Now with Babcock behind the bench, a 19-year-old Nylander should expect another 5 years in the minors.

Francis Bouillon, former Habs defenceman, retires | CBC Sports
Francis will be retiring to his small foul wrapper to reflect on his career.

NHL Team Preview 2015-16: Los Angeles Kings |
Although Lucic is a good get for the Kings, I think the Ehrhoff signing will have a pretty big impact on their success. He gives them a solid top-four. But can Ehrhoff stay healthy enough to play at least 60 games? Also, don't count out Nick Shore as another young player that could round out their bottom-six forward group since they lost Richards and Stoll.