Thursday's Dump & Chase: The best is yet to come

The Preds return home after a successful road swing, and sit currently in 8th place in the west. Now, take a deep breath... and look at February's schedule. It looks nice, no? With the right kind of momentum, this team could get on a roll and climb higher in the standings. This team hasn't p

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Less than three years later, ’13 draft having major implications on NHL – ProHockeyTalk
Nathan MacKinnon, Aleksander Barkov, Jonathan Drouin and Seth Jones have all been impact players this season -- for one reason or another.

Roman Josi underrated no more after All-Star selection | Tennessean
Ctrl + F "Handsome".

15 takeaways at NHL's All-Star break | USAToday
You'll disagree with the article's content, but there is a long interview with David Poile at the bottom.

Other Hockey News & Notes

The Unheralded: Metropolitan Division - PensBurgh
Part 1 of 4, and these all turned out swell.

Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly Speaks On Expansion –
Speaking with Gord Stellick and Rob Simpson on SiriusXM's NHL Network Radio, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly shed some light on where the league is currently on the expansion process.

Oilers Must Resist Draft Temptations in 2016 - TSS
This is a very wise article. Of course, Edmonton won't listen.

Jonas Gustavsson Left Bruins-Ducks Game Due To An Elevated Heart Rate | Boston Bruins |
I'm glad that players and teams are monitoring this more closely. A short while ago, players were loading up with Sudafed before games.

Joe Sakic, Brett Hull, Brian Leetch highlight all-time 3-on-3 all-star team of 1990s | 2016 NHL All-Star Weekend imagines what an all-decade team would look like if there was a 3-on-3 All-Star format back in the 1990s.

The Insider: Caps, Hawks dominate annual Head Coaches’ Poll - Article - TSN
Only two total votes for Josi and Weber? DO THEY EVEN WAT-.... never mind.

It's time to abandon the foxhole - Eyes On The Prize
Guess what they're looking for? They're wanting a true 1C. That's why Nashville did what they had to do, with teams like Minnesota and Montreal desperately needing the same piece.

Recap: Comeback Not Enough, Caps Fall to Flyers 4-3 in OT - Japers' Rink
Even worse: Ovi isn't coming to Nashville this weekend.

Game 49: Vasilevskiy, Lightning shut out Leafs 1-0 - Raw Charge
The amount of Russian talent the Bolts have is really something to behold.

Report: Panthers, Canucks potential suitors if Andrew Ladd goes on trading block |
The Canucks? Really?

Not Hockey

Gregg Popovich has outlasted over 100 coaches throughout Spurs tenure |
Is there a better franchise outside of a major US market than the San Antonio Spurs?