Thursday's Dump & Chase: Earn Two Points!

I saw my second favorite team beat the Kings on Tuesday, so it'd be great if my favorite team beat them tonight. It'd also be great if Filip Forsberg scored again. Hockey Gods, let's make it happen. Thanks!

Nashville Predators News

5 Promising Preds Prospects - Nashville Predators
Because it wouldn't be a report on Predator prospects without having an emphasis on defensemen.

And in regards to the video below, Yannick Weber needs to get Nealer a "Swiss German for Dummies" book instead of mere "German for Dummies". Swiss German is a whole different ball game than high German, and it probably has a 50 Franc entry fee. You don't want to know how many dollars that is.

Around Hockey

Across the Pond: The Deutsche Eishockey Liga’s Battle Against Money - On the Forecheck
Because I wrote this and y'all should read it!

Ray Shero on how Devils can end skid: 'Play (bleeping) harder' |
Ray Shero pulling a page from John Tortorella's playbook.

Injuries to the Lightning keep piling up - Raw Charge
I have Ben Bishop on my fantasy team. I would feel worse, but my other goalie is Sergei Bobrovsky, so I'm staying afloat.

Jaromir Jagr: 'I'll work every day' to play until 50 years old -
Please do.

Officials at Framingham school cancel hockey team season over anti-Semitic behavior - The Boston Globe
This happens too much in High School hockey. Although I was never targeted, my JV coach my freshman year of High School engaged in such conduct. He was not brought back.

NHL players becoming more adept at avoiding suspensions, fines - USA Today
AKA more people fighting are untouchables like Carey Price. Or Carey Price is fighting people and others are just being punched. What's a match penalty?

Mirtle: How Auston Matthews is shooting the puck at a historic pace – The Athletic
Remember when we were drooling over a young Craig Smith being a Predator who actually liked shooting the puck? 2014 was interesting.

Jonathan Toews fighting frustration as goal drought drags on | Chicago Sun-Times
As much as I admire Toews and his leadership, Connor McDavid has passed him as "the guy I compare to Sidney Crosby as the best player." Other than Patrik Laine, because I love how that kid plays.

Marcus Foligno fixed his hair during a fight, and the reactions were incredible -
Maintaining proper hockey lettuce is a big deal guys.