Saturday's Dump & Chase: Preds 2016 Draft is Lit

The Preds seem to have done well for themselves in the 2016 NHL draft. Samuel Girard leads all QMJHL players with significant playing time in points per game and Patrick Harper leads Boston University and all U19 players in the NCAA in points. #hype

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Predators working through leadership transition | The Tennessean
I predicted the Preds were going to get off to a slow start this season. I was surprised it was that bad, but hopefully they are over the hump.

Predators' James Neal sets career-high scoring streak | The Tennessean
James Neal + Ryan Johansen = fire

Preds Wives, Girlfriends Serve to Fight Local Hunger |
The Predators continue to do fantastic things in the community.

Nashville Plays Host to USA Hockey Sled Classic | Nashville Predators
Like I said... The Predators do a lot of great things.

Original Blues Player Terry Crisp Shares His Favorite Bobby Plager Story | CBS St. Louis
I love Terry Crisp!

No. 5/4 BU Holds Off UConn, 2-1 The Official Site of Boston University Athletics
With one assist Patrick Harper puts himself at 15 points in 10 games. He leads a very talented BU squad in points and he paces all U19 players in points in the entire NCAA. C'mon the hype train boys, the weather is fine.

D’Aoust explose dans une victoire des Cataractes - TVA Sports
Yakov Trenin opened up the scoring for the Olympiques against Shawinigan but Samuel Girard had the last laugh with 4 assists. With that Girard now has 3 goals and 25 assists in 15 games. Your weekly reminder he's a defenseman.

News From Around the League

Perfect timing: Nikita Kucherov playing his best hockey for Lightning | Tampa Bay Times
NHL teams beware.

Success and perception in the NHL today (Trending Topics) | Yahoo Sports

NHL strangely keeping goalies in dark over major rule change | New York Post
Henrik Lundqvist is one of the stars of the NHL. He’s the face of one of their biggest franchises in the Rangers and one of the best players in the world at his position, which happens to be goaltender, the easiest to identify for non-hockey lovers.

Las Vegas Desert Knights? Big clues to new NHL team's name
There’s no question "Desert Knights" is the popular guess for the new NHL team’s nickname, which will be revealed at an event in Las Vegas on Tuesday featuring NHL commissioner Gary Bettman. The colors on a recent press release published by The Sin Bin have them thinking Desert Knights as well.

Vlasic laughed at NHL's reported Olympic proposal | The Hockey News
Marc-Edouard Vlasic heard the NHL’s reported proposal of extending the CBA in exchange for the chance to play at the Olympics and laughed.

How the Lightning organization readies prospects for the NHL |
All NHL organizations take notes.

NHL players unlikely to play in 2018 Olympics | Peterborough Examiner