Thursday's Dump & Chase: Onward and Upwards (Through Ontario)

Tonight the Predators have the opportunity to put a disappointing loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs behind them. Let's hope they get the job done.

Nashville Predators News

Pekka Rinne Returns to Preds Practice - Nashville Predators
Praise be.

Predators and P.K. Subban still finding their way | The Hockey News
The Nashville Predators have never been shy about making blockbuster trades. The one they made for P.K. Subban hasn't been a huge boon for them yet, but there's still time. A lot of it.

P.K. Subban’s raw reaction to Shea Weber trade reveals pang of unfinished business with Montreal Canadiens - Montreal Gazette
I grimaced seeing a P.K. Subban article on the Montreal Gazette at first, but they (thankfully) don't vilify him.

Around Hockey

NHL could take part in PyeongChang - if CBA is extended - Article - TSN
Ohhhh no. No. No no no no no no no no no no no.

NHL Power Rankings: What does the coach say? -
30 quotes from 30 coaches. I give the award for "most vague" statement to John Hynes of the New Jersey Devils and the "stock phrase-iest" award to Joel Quenneville and his Blackhawks.

New wave of fantastic Finns taking the NHL by storm | NBC Sports
As one who's role model growing up was Kimmo Timonen, I fully approve of the new Finnish wave. And for my money, I've been to the last two Blue Jackets home games, and Markus Nutivaara has looked very impressive.

New York Islanders Decline To Say If Jack Capuano Lives In Garth Snow's Basement - Deadspin
And in today's edition of "weird stuff on the internet"...

Willie Desjardins being set up to be Vancouver Canucks’ fall guy | The Province
I mean, can one choose for the entire management to be the "fall guy?" The Canucks certainly did not have the best three-year outlook as the off-season began, but I felt as if their trades and signings this past summer accelerated their decline while not getting them any closer to becoming good again.

Lightning captain Steven Stamkos out indefinitely - Tampa Bay Lightning
Steven Stamkos suffered a lateral meniscus tear in his right knee during Tuesday's game against Detroit. That's not good.

Blue Jackets’ Nick Foligno makes heartfelt return to Boston Children’s Hospital - Boston Globe
The Columbus captain had a $500,000 donation in hand for the hospital that saved his daughter’s life three years ago. He also donated $500,000 to the Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus.