Thursday's Dump & Chase: Into the Desert

Finally, after what seems like far too long, the Predators' annual CMA road trip concludes tonight out in Arizona. Let's hope for more of the same that came against Colorado.

Nashville Predators News

Halak, NHL All-Star votes and Rinne: Puck Daddy Countdown - Yahoo! Sports
They don't cut any corners on their analysis on Rinne.

Preds Practice Ponderings: November 2 |
In the grand scheme of things, Matt Irwin's goal on Tuesday night against Colorado - the second of five tallies for the Predators in a 5-1 win - didn't necessarily seal a victory for Nashville.

Around Hockey

Senators acquire goalie Mike Condon from Penguins - Montreal Gazette
Makes sense for all sides. With Craig Anderson dealing with difficult family issues, Ottawa certainly would like another goalie. On the other hand, the Penguins already have Marc-Andre Fleury and Matt Murray, so Condon is expendable.

Behind the Numbers: Why Plus/Minus is the worst statistic in hockey and should be abolished | Hockey Graphs
For all you fancy-stat people out there. Or, at this point in time, normal hockey fans who know how bogus plus/minus is.

Sportsnet's 2017 NHL Draft Rankings for November -
Because nothing says fun like debating rankings!

Price, Habs blank Canucks for eighth straight win - Article - TSN
Shea Weber has been fairing pretty well in his new home. Wishing the love for the Captain continues.

Sutter concludes Kings can't win without goals or saves |
Our first nominee for the "Most Obvious Statement of the Year" award.

Red Wings' Henrik Zetterberg, Boston Bruins' Patrice Bergeron among players who need to improve - ESPN
Oddly enough, Filip Forsberg and James Neal are absent from this list.

Red Wings Trending Wrong Way Heading Into November -
It's just two consecutive losses, but the trends that are holding the Detroit Red Wings down started to emerge during their recent six-game winning streak.

Great Fight Clip of Ducks vs. Kings

For anyone who missed a great line brawl the other night: