Sunday's Dump & Chase: Fiddling Around

The Predators out shot the Red Wings last night over 2 to 1 but they still couldn't pull out the W. Hey, at least Fiddler is back in the mix.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Two-Year Drought Ends; Admirals Win 5-4 in Grand Rapids | Admirals Roundtable
Milwaukee pulls to second in their division with a win over the red hot Grand Rapids Griffins. Both Kevin Fiala and Pontus Aberg were able to chip in two goals.

Mazanec Recalled by Nashville; Saros Returns to the Admirals | Admirals Roundtable
Well I guess now Saros is exempt from the expansion draft (ducks.) JK. HE'S EXEMPT NO MATTER WHAT!

Mike Ribeiro clears waivers, sent to minors | Yahoo Sports
I'm honestly kind of surprised he didn't get picked up. There's got to be a team out there who needs his playmaking skills.

Predators activate defenseman Roman Josi from injured reserve | The Tennessean
The Predators finally have the full team together. I'm not crazy about Weber getting the start over Bitetto, but maybe that's just me.

Predators Acquire Vernon Fiddler from Devils |
Now all the Predators have to do is get him to sing "If I Were a Rich Man" on the roof of the Bridgestone Arena. It's marketing genius!

Around the World of Hockey

NHL should say no to Olympics |
Make the World Cup of Hockey legitimate and I'll buy in. As cool as Team North America is, the addition of they and Team Europe takes the legitimacy out of the whole ordeal.

NHL implements new goalie pants policy, violators could pay hefty price | Sporting News

I've got to say. I don't like the NHL implementing this rule midseason. Let the goalies get used to the pads over the summer and get a few games under their belts using them in preseason.

The dangerous line Brad Marchand sometimes skates with the NHL | ProHockeyTalk
It used to be Matt Cooke. Now, Brad Marchand has head over heals taken over the role as my least favorite player in the NHL. What a piece of trash.

Inside the NHL: Disastrous detour to Brooklyn leaves Islanders in limbo | The Buffalo News
As cool as hockey in Brooklyn sounded, the arena simply isn't built for it.

It's time to start thinking of Mark Scheifele as an NHL superstar |
Scheifele is certainly helped out by Laine but his production (which is at over a point a game) is hard to ignore.

Clint Malarchuk hits ice with USA Warriors |
With all due respect to the brave men and women who served our country, Malarchuk is a bit of a warrior himself. Click on this link if you dare. WARNING: this video is very gory.

Coyotes committed to area despite arena deal pullout |
The Islanders aren't the only ones with arena trouble.