Sunday's Dump & Chase: Brunch

The Predators kick off today's action with a rare 12:00 pm start. I plan to pre-game with some chicken and waffles, maybe a mimosa. Nashville does brunch pretty well.

Nashville News & Notes

The Little Forward That Could: Viktor Arvidsson | Nashville Predators
Pekka with high praise for the little guy.

Predators' Colin Wilson rewarded for strong play | The Tennessean
Wilson is such a frustrating player to watch.

Predators' backup plan at goaltender unsettled | The Tennessean
Calling it a plan is too generous.

James Neal, Ryan Ellis, Colton Sissons to miss Predators' road trip | The Tennessean
Too many players on IR :(

Around Hockey

West Coast Bias: Grading Western clubs at quarter mark -
Calgary below Vancouver?

Habs' Hudon out with fractured sternum -- TSN
He received the injury in practice, which is extra unfortunate.

Jonathan Toews out again for Blackhawks | NBC Sports
Jonathan Toews is the only member of the Blackhawks with a faceoff percentage above 50% this season.

Hurricanes hope strong analytics lead to wins |
"Some numbers tell more of a story than others."

Sure-thing Hall of Famer Jarome Iginla accepting third-line role with Avalanche – The Denver Post
When do the Avs play the Preds again?

Theoretical Problems vs Real Problems of the Toronto Maple Leafs –
I am pro-the Leafs doing whichever thing makes them worse.

NHL isn’t faster, just defensively more sound, say Sedin brothers | Vancouver Sun
The good ol' days, before the league figured out defense.