Thursday's Dump & Chase: Frank

No fancy monologue from me today. I picked up my dad from the airport, drank some pinot, and started him on House of Cards. He's hooked. And this is a month after getting him through Making a Murderer. BTW, I love Frank Underwood. He's just the right blend of evil and wisdom.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Unsung Heroes in Jackman, Bitetto Aiding Predators Hot Streak - Nashville Predators - Features
You know what, Anthony "Tony" Bitetto has been a pleasant surprise. So yeah, cheers to you Tony.

Filip Forsberg developing into future face of Predators | Tennessean
We're in good hands. Forsberg has been a guy who has been a leader everywhere else he's been. 7-8 years from now, he'll be a candidate for the "C".

NHL - Worst 5 trades from the past five seasons | ESPN
Forsberg for Erat is #2. And #5 is superb.

Mike Yeo Coverage from Russo

Mike Yeo Q&A: 'I wasn't prepared for what it would feel like' to be fired -
Mike Yeo was a very good interview. And that will be missed.

Yeo looks back on firing by Wild, looks ahead to future -
The Predators trading for Ryan Johansen is mentioned here heavily.

How good is Flyers rookie Shayne Gostisbehere? -
Reportedly, he's very good.

Bruins Wrap: David Pastrnak Powers B’s To Much-Needed Rout Of Penguins | Bruins Wrap |
When the Bruins throttle someone, it's fun to watch provided it isn't your team.

Exploring the Hurricanes' Trade Deadline Possibilities - TSS
Two points out of a playoff spot. Ride or die, Canes.

NHL Trade Rumours: Latest on Eberle, Ladd, Eriksson, Hartnell -
Who isn't going to read this? You? C'mon now.

Who needs a hockey stick when you can make a save using your elbow like Mike Condon -
Montreal needed something good to happen for them.

10 non-rentals who could be on the move before the deadline - Article - TSN
Hmm.... Yakupov.

What Would it Take For the Dallas Stars to Trade Valeri Nichushkin? - Defending Big D
"The fact that the young Russian's name has come up in trade speculation isn't entirely unexpected given the large number of skilled forward prospects and the Stars current needs."

Reaves gets three-game suspension; Pietrangelo practices | STLToday
Pietrangelo could be back in the Blues lineup this weekend. Oh joy.

Jets hit road with Ladd, no Little | Winnipeg Sun
Still gonna be awkward.

Not Hockey

Of All The Dumb Things Ever Written About Analytics, This Might Be The Dumbest | Deadspin
Pretty dumb. And basketball is an analytic gold mine with no bottom.

Nicoletto's Italian Kitchen Is Now Open in East Nashville - Eater Nashville
Late night Italian on Gallatin Pike? HEYY JAAAWWWWWWWWNNNNNNNNNNNNNN.

Watch Kevin Spacey, Fallon Perform Kid-Written 'House of Cards' | Rolling Stone