Saturday's Dump & Chase: Let's Get Things Going

Prior to the All Star break the Predators had a 4 game winning streak going. While that was against some of the lesser opponents in the NHL, Pekka Rinne started looking like the Rinne of old and the Predators were producing at a decent clip. February is a make or break month in the NHL and tonight c

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Fisher Talks Storyteller Tour; Preds Pick Super Bowl | Nashville Predators
"I won’t lie, I was thinking about that for a few days; too bad it took me four games. I just thought it’d be something cool to show the fans that I’m proud to be a Predator and I’m happy to be here."- Ryan Johansen.

SCH Ice Cold Podcast Episode 2: Featuring Jonathan Garcia from On The Forecheck | Second City Hockey
We know him!

Predators searching for left-wing solution on first line | Tennessean
As I said in my article about this, I'm leaning towards Calle among the potential candidates. With a goal in his one game with Johansen and Neal he could be proving me right.

A-Game tenants fight court decision | Tennessean
This is very sad. I remember playing multiple tournaments at (what is now called) A-game and enjoying my time greatly there.

Around the World of Hockey

Why is fighting vanishing from the NHL? - Chicago Tribune
Time-honored tradition of dropping the gloves in hockey is fading away as the game evolves and skill becomes much more important than intimidation.

J.T. Miller’s goal surge has gone from hot to ‘awesome’ | New York Post
J.T. Miller is having a heck of a season for the Rangers. He's one of the many reasons New York is a top team in the East.

Sean Couturier out a month with recurrence of lower-body injury | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
That's a tough loss for Philadelphia. Even though Couturier hasn't met expectations, he still is a huge contributor of the team and a top 5 point-getter.

NHL’s 10 all-time Russian greats |
There are so many young Russian players coming into the NHL idolizing Sergei Federov. Alex Ovechkin surely will replace him in that regard in the coming years with so many experiencing his greatness.

Big heart overcomes small stature for the Calgary Flames' Johnny Gaudreau | NHL
PPW, Johnny, PPW.

Mike Babcock's opinions on concussions proves the NHL has an ignorance problem |
There are some very interesting quotes coming from Babcock there. It's interesting to see the coaches' perspective on a player coming off the ice with a questionable concussion.

Buyers and sellers at trade deadline | ESPN
If there's any player I want to see Poile pick up at the trade deadline it's Jiri Hudler. Cheap-ish, resignable, and fits the scoring need.

Five reasons NHL trade deadline could be uneventful | USA Today
Supply and demand at its finest.