Thursday's Dump & Chase: It's Duck Season!

The Preds did a great job surviving Pekka's absence and still cling to 1st in the Central...but not by much. The only other team with 72 points plays here tonight, and the red-hot Blues play Buffalo, so they'll be there soon enough. So yeah, tonight is a big game....let's make it a win.

Nashville Predators News

Pekka Rinne Returns from Injury (02/04/15) Video - Nashville Predators

Hear it straight from The Man.

Martel Mailbag: Cup chances, Ellis, Ribeiro, Rinne and more | FOX Sports

Several obviouslys in here. Wait a minute...SHEA WEBER AND KRIS MARTEL ARE THE SAME PERSON.

Ducks Gameday: Pekka Rinne Returns - Battle of California

Go ahead and pencil in a loss, fellas.

Predators home win streak now the longest in franchise history | Nashville Post

Even Hutton hasn't been able to lose at home. Impressive.

Ducks' Corey Perry is excited about matchup with Predators - LA Times

I'm excited that he's excited. Hoping he's depressed after the game, though.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Evander Kane was scratched for dress code violation: Report | Puck Daddy


ESPN reportedly wins broadcast rights for World Cup of Hockey - Awful Announcing

They do know it's ice hockey right?

Lundqvist absence means no safety net for Rangers | New York Post

I kind of hope he doesn't play here on Saturday. Not because I'm glad he's injured, but because it will be funny to hear idiot Rangers fans shout "LUNDQVIST YOU'RE THE MAN!!!" when he isn't even in the game. (Yes, that happened last year. No joke.)

Buyer Beware: 5 players to avoid on deadline day - Puck Drunk Love

Man, I hope the Preds don't go dumpster diving at the deadline.

Dallas Stars Organizational Outlook: Goaltending Future Has More Questions Than Answers - Defending Big D

Rob Madore for Tyler Seguin...who says no?

Hey everybody, John Scott scored again | The Hockey News

He's not just a face-puncher, you guys.

Less than one month from trade deadline, MacLellan sees ‘still evolving’ Capitals - The Washington Post

Clinging to that 7-spot in the Eastern Conference, so plenty of room to become #CapitalHard.

Report: NHL And NBC Feuding Over Just The Dumbest Thing-Deadspin

I sympathize with Bettman here...I will do almost anything for free food.

Will Las Vegas NHL team be named Nevada? -

Whatever it takes.

LOOK: Tom Hanks is at the Rangers game with Wilson the volleyball -

Does he just carry one around all the time? Worried about you, Tom.