Thursday's Dump & Chase: Åberg is pronounced "OH-Berg"

He's still in his early 20's, he's got decent size, and he's the team leader in goals. His name is Pontus Åberg. We don't talk about him as much as Kamenev or Fiala, but Åberg has had a swell season thus far. Even without Jimmy the [insert derogatory nickname], there's still

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Filip Forsberg, James Neal near Predators' goal record | Tennessean
Even if neither of them get there this week... next year might be even better.

Wilson Feeling More Confident; Forsberg's Goal Still Shaking Heads - Nashville Predators - Features
The fourth line will still make you shake your head.

The Point Streak Hits Ten; Ads Win 5-2 | Admirals Roundtable
Pontus! OH-Berg! Pontus OH-Berg!

It's cool if you still call him "Ay-berg" I guess. But Pontus is a pretty awesome name.

Other NHL Stuff

Maple Leafs slide past Oilers, become lottery favorite |
And most of us would actually prefer them to win over the Edm-..... wait would we?

Big Read: How not to build a Cup contender -
Hot takery at its finest.

NHL - Why the Calgary Flames, New Jersey Devils, Winnipeg Jets, Buffalo Sabres and Montreal Canadiens will make the playoffs in 2017 | ESPN
Another year, another prediction that Winnipeg will make the playoffs next year.

McKenzie’s expert panel tackles awards questions - Article - TSN
The Norris debate might make you punch your monitor. Again. Like every other year.

Trotz named best NHL head coach by peers - Article - TSN
Double dose from Uncle Bob today, and yeah... Barry Trotz is still a player's coach.

Red Wings, Jimmy Howard get huge shutout win over Flyers | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
A goalie controversy in Detroit? Great. Grab the popcorn.

Price to miss rest of season; Canadiens share ‘detailed description of his injury’ – ProHockeyTalk
P.K. Subban will also miss the rest of the season, that's the sensible choice.

Canadiens nominate Max Pacioretty for the King Clancy award - Eyes On The Prize
And Pacioretty isn't even the guy who pledged $10m to the children's hospital. Interesting.

In praise of John Scott, the NHL's underdog All-Star for the common fan -
Let's not pretend Scott is perfect. But if he's the last "enforcer", I think the enforcers got a great farewell this year.

Ott sidelined at least two weeks with colitis | Blues |
Today in Blues injury news...

Flyers at Red Wings recap: Flyers waste opportunity, keep suspense in the playoff race - Broad Street Hockey
We were pulling for you, Flyera. Shameful.

Gretzky brings the house down at Rexall Place -
A special moment in the building formerly called "Northlands Coliseum".

Not Hockey

Here Is Sam Hinkie's Full 13-Page Letter Of Resignation To The Sixers (UPDATING) | Deadspin
THIS is today's must read. You'll want to read this. What hockey exec would write something like this?