Thursday's Dump & Chase: Playing Angry

You and I are lucky. We didn't have to watch the game film of the Preds/Blues game again. Imagine having to watch that more than once, and the mere thought makes me rattlesnake mad. So let's bank on an angry team playing against a Philly team coming off an emotional win, and hope for the bes

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville's "Old School" Fourth Line Holding Them Back - TSS
Mark has joined our side of the debate.

Johansen Making a Home in Nashville - Nashville Predators - Features
Joey is moving into his new place, and the lines look a bit more... familiar.

Kane vs Scott: NHL fans overcome league's bias |
Not sure who wrote this. The template is like some weird Gannett template and I can't determine the author. Either way, he/she nailed it.

David Poile says Jimmy Vesey can jump right to NHL if he signs | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
That's exciting to hear. There needs to be a full-court press to make sure he's in gold before the season ends.

Other Hockey Stuff

Flames' Wideman suspended 20 games by NHL |
Never hit an official. Ever. It's the right call.

NHL confirms Wideman was diagnosed with concussion after hitting linesman (Video) – ProHockeyTalk
The plot thickens.

Kuzma: Tortorella returns to the scene of the crime |
Memory lane for John Tortorella includes a hallway, that infamous visiting team portal at Rogers Arena.

Hurricanes’ John-Michael Liles could join trade candidates | News & Observer
The funny bit is that Carolina can be sellers and still make the playoffs, somehow.

During exile from hockey, Mike Richards turned to a beer league - The Washington Post
This is an excellent read.

Washington Capitals star Evgeny Kuznetsov dazzling the league | ESPN
"Once homesick and reluctant, budding superstar Evgeny Kuznetsov has become more comfortable with his new surroundings as an unstoppable force for the Capitals." explains what happened in disastrous launch | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
I was on the last page of right before pressing "purchase" with the new NHL.TV setup, when I started hearing from Jon and Laura (@HildyMac) about their troubles with it. I abstained.

Shanahan talks Leafs logo, future uniform changes, and Kadri -
The more I see of the new logo, the less I like it.

The Canadiens are so bad they're refusing to name a Janaury player of the month -
A great moment in sad PR department history.

Bruins Notes: Brad Marchand’s Goal-Scoring Pace Sets Him Apart From Team | Boston Bruins |
And here I thought it was his nose.

Dallas Stars: Heika: Stars' yin and yang of season will continue unabated for foreseeable future | SportsDay
Of all the good teams in the league, the Stars are by far the weirdest.

Not Hockey

Broncos punter forced to buy $1,800 Super Bowl ticket for his 1-week-old daughter -
This is ridiculous.

How to build a Hyperloop | The Verge
Cc: Mayor Barry.

PSG Are Hampered By How Horrible Ligue 1 Is | Deadspin
If Lyon or Marseille could get back to where they were in the late 90s/early 2000s, it would be a tremendous help to that league. Even the German league has "other" teams.