Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Sixteen

The trade deadline has come and gone and the calendar turns to March tomorrow. With sixteen games remaining in the Preds’ regular season, just about every possibility is still very much on the table.

Nashville Predators News

Fisher Enjoying Retired Life, Keeping Up with Young Son |
Should anyone be surprised that a dashing man and a gorgeous woman created such a beautiful child? Hot darn, that kid is cute.

Predators Sign Forward Laurent Dauphin |
A depth signing that appears to be mostly for the benefit of the Milwaukee squad.

Predators Sign Forward Adam Helewka |
Another signing for the baby Preds.

Central Division Roundup

Corey Crawford's return a 'game-changer' for Blackhawks' wild-card hopes | Chicago Sun-Times
Clearly this isn't the year that Crawford decides that he can't come back. His health has to be a concern given his age (34) and the fact that this is the second season in a row that he has missed significant time due to injury.

Dallas Stars: Who are the most ideal linemates for Mats Zuccarello; what will it take for Stars to re-sign him? | SportsDay
Zuccarello's ideal linemates were Kyle Turris and Craig Smith, but that's none of my business...I've gotten over it and am happy with Granlund (whose name I always try to spell with two 'd's for some reason) though.

Wild stun Jets with two goals in final 87 seconds for 3-2 victory | Twin Cities
A result sure to delight Preds fans. The Wild are 4-0 versus Winnipeg; perhaps the Preds would do well to watch tape of those Minnesota victories.

Jordan Binnington’s incredible, season-saving run for Blues
HE STILL SUCKS! No, of course I'm not bitter.

Around the Hockeyverse

NHL Wins and Sins: Trade deadline craziness, the bold Columbus Blue Jackets, Tampa hits the century mark -
"Can you imagine someone giving you more than $70 million to move from Ottawa to Vegas? I might have pulled a muscle jumping to sign the contract so fast."

I'd pull TWO muscles if the deal was to Nashville!!

As Tavares readies for return to New York, look back at five heated homecomings - TheHockeyNews
I wonder how many players on this list were still being booed in the arenas of their former team 7 years later....