Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Welcome Home

In which our heroes return home after a fairly abysmal road trip, Zdeno Chara suffers an injury, and the Buffalo Sabres stay red hot.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Johansen Bonds with Young Hockey Player Who Suffered Same Injury | Nashville Predators
Sheesh... acute compartment syndrome seems horrifying.

Central Division Roundup: Week Six | On the Forecheck
Kate recaps the latest happenings in the NHL’s resident murder/death/kill division.

Broadcaster Blog: 5-on-5: The Core of Predator Success | Nashville Predators
Willy Daunic takes a look at what has helped keep the Preds at the top of the league standings into November.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Sheary scores in SO; Sabres beat Jets for fourth straight win | TSN
Phil Housley’s boys in Buffalo are red hot right now.

Philadelphia Flyers goalie Brian Elliott out two weeks with lower-body injury | ESPN
Flyers netminder Brian Elliott will be sidelined for about two weeks with a lower-body injury. Elliott is 4-2 in his past six games with a 1.47 GAA and a .949 save percentage. So, safe to say they’ll probably miss him.

Zdeno Chara to miss 4-6 weeks |
The big Slovak could be out until Christmas after suffering a knee injury.

Veteran Smith’s career success should hold weight in Flames’ net debate | Sportsnet
Uh... sure. Forget playing whoever’s the best goaltender right now. Smith’s played like 500 more NHL games, so he should automatically get the nod.... right?

Is Flames’ Giordano the NHL’s most underrated elite defenceman? | Sportsnet
I see your Mark Giordano, and I raise you an Alex Pietrangelo.

Pens’ Cullen fined for ‘dangerous trip’ | TSN
Former Nashville Predator Matt Cullen got fined $1,000 for this...

Eh.... I don’t get it.