Sunday's Dump & Chase: Bodies

According to Hockey Night in Canada, Nashville is tied for top in the league for number of skaters used this season. That ferris wheel continues with the recall of Frederick Gaudreau. Please get well soon, everybody.

Nashville News & Notes

Ryan Johansen's first year with Predators 'amazing' | The Tennessean
It's been a full year since my phone started buzzing while I was cooking supper and it turned out the Preds had finally acquired that elusive first line center.

Preds Place Neal on IR, Recall Gaudreau | Nashville Predators

Gaudreau Recalled by Nashville | Admirals Roundtable
#DepthWatch continues.

Preds Help Gatlinburg Fire Victim | Nashville Predators
The Preds are still raising money through their foundation for East Tennessee.

Around Hockey

Canucks artist Baertschi drew strength from unhappy times with Flames | Vancouver Sun
This article does not include a sample of his sketching, which is a major oversight in my opinion.

Olympic decision for NHL players coming at end of month? | Toronto Sun
Will they go? Will the IOC pay for it? Will I be streaming hockey at three in the morning?

CBJ Historic Win Streak Attracts National Attention, New Fans For Team | BlueJackets Xtra
"The club drew less than 12,000 fans in five of their first 11 home dates, but during the height of the streak last month, it had three consecutive sellouts for the first time since 2007."

Sakic doesn’t plan on trading MacKinnon, Rantanen or Jost | ProHockeyTalk
The dream of acquiring Duchene is still alive.

Babcock: Bye week is '100 percent wrong for player safety' |
Between the World Cup and the mandatory breaks, the schedule has been horrific.

Patrik Laine injured, Jets blow 2-goal lead against Sabres - CBC
Hopefully he isn't out too long.