Saturday's Dump & Chase: We Meet Again

The Preds face of against the team they knocked out in the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs yet again tonight. The Ducks will certainly be a good test for this Predators team who looks to be taking a good step forward.

Oh, and WAR EAGLE!

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Bones From Nashville Predators Origin Come Home |
This was always a neat story for the Predators. It's really cool to now have the bones in the arena.

Eric Nystrom preparing for life after Predators, hockey | The Tennessean
Good on him to try to open up some options. It has to be a very weird transition.

Predators pass a difficult test by beating the Blues to extend point streak | ProHockeyTalk
The Predators now have points in five straight games. It was good to get the first big win since Pittsburgh on Thursday. The Preds are still trying to find their way and become that team everyone was expecting them to be at the start of the season.

Air Force vet and his hockey-loving service dog are paying it forward this Veterans Day | ABC News
The story continues.

P.K. Subban opens up in new documentary | Montreal Gazette
Hopefully this HBO Canada documentary brings the Predators even more into the forefront.

Around the World of Hockey

Hurricanes forward Bryan Bickell diagnosed with multiple sclerosis | USA Today
Absolutely terrible. Thoughts and prayers to one of the better guys in the NHL.

Who will defend Canada's gold if the NHL skips the Olympics? | CBC Sports
If the NHL decides to sit out the 2018 Winter Games, the Canadian men’s hockey roster will likely consist of pros who play in Europe and the AHL. Here's a look at who could be picked to go for Canada's third straight Olympic title.

Lindros gets his day in the Hall | CBC
Lindros' hockey career ended waaaayyyyy to early.

Pat Quinn's tremendous impact still felt in NHL | Winnipeg Sun
Hockey was family to Pat Quinn, even estranged relatives such as referees, writers, player agents and rival coaches who infuriated him with the trap.

Ducks' goalies coach takes unusual path to NHL | LA Times
The NHL is full of very neat stories.

Three decades later, longtime Canadiens, Kings goalie Rogie Vachon happy to get Hall nod | ESPN
Rogie Vachon won a Vezina and three Stanley Cups with the Canadiens, then became a star in L.A. After a 30-year wait, the diminutive goalie with big-time game finally got the call from the Hall.

Kovalchuk isn’t ruling out a return to the NHL | ProHockeyTalk
The KHL seems to be just a fad.

Five NHL player stats you may find interesting | ProHockeyTalk
Jimmy Howard is off to a surprisingly excellent start for the Red Wings...that I doubt will last.

Six reasons the Montreal Canadiens are so good | ESPN
There is no one way to build a successful team. You just need a group of diversified guys who can all play to an identity and play well.

The Capitals aren't a finished product, and that's bad news for opponents | USA Today
The NHL is full of great teams right now. It truly is an incredible thing to watch.

Eriksson Ek Finding His Way in NHL |
He is certainly off to a good start. The NHL continues to get younger and younger and drafting good talent is more important now than ever.