Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Capitalize

WAKE UP! It’s game day, and Ovi is coming to town!

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators offense soars courtesy of Matt Duchene, Roman Josi | AtoZSports Nashville
Our old friend Alex Daugherty breaks down why the Preds’ offense is experiencing so much success this early in the season.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Latest Edition of Doughty vs. Tkachuk does not disappoint | Sportsnet
Currently my favorite rivalry in the sport, and since the Kings are going to be lousy this year it was nice to see Doughty win one.

He certainly was excited too.

TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie: ‘Significant interest’ in UFA C Brian Boyle | TSN
“There is significant interest in Boyle; he is talking to a number of teams. But one of those teams either needs to clear some cap space or clear a roster spot in order to sign him. But I would anticipate that there is a strong expectation that Boyle will be back in the NHL sooner rather than later.”

Penguins’ Galchenyuk, Hörnqvist day-to-day with lower-body injuries | Sportsnet
And the Penguins' injury woes continue.

Flyers’ new ‘rage room’ lets fans smash TVs, other everyday items | ESPN
This is an excellent idea, and also so “Philadelphia” it hurts.

The Carolina Hurricanes haven’t been as good as advertised - they’ve been better | The Hockey News
Carolina entered the season projected to earn another playoff berth, but the early results are starting to make one wonder if the Hurricanes can go one step further and capture a division title.

Quick Bites: Despite improvement, Sanjose Sharks fall to Nashville Predators | Fear The Fin
‘There are reasons for optimism, even amid four-game skid.’

NHL Power Rankings: Extremely Small Sample Size Edition | Sportsnet
It’s officially POWER RANKING SZN!

The Preds come in at #12, right behind Tampa Bay at #11..... It’s probably best to not pay too much attention to these rankings so early on.

James Neal Looks Like The Real Deal Again | Deadspin
The Heel Hath Returned!

Early returns on Neal-Lucic swap exactly what Oilers, Flames hoped | Sportsnet
Wait... WHAT?

“Lucic’s fists turned a 3-0 deficit into an emotional comeback”

Excuse me while I go vomit.

Mats Zuccarello on start with Minnesota Wild: ‘I’ve been terrible’ | TSN
The Lizard Man has been quite hard on himself.

Why lack of physicality from blue line is Winnipeg Jets’ biggest concern | Sportsnet
I don’t know if physicality is as big of an issue as consistently playing guys like Tony Bitetto (I’m sorry, Potato) in meaningful situations.