Thursday’s Dump & Chase: The Nashville Rebuildators

The Preds finally return to action tonight, but all anyone can seem to talk about is burning the whole thing down.

Nashville Predators’ (Rebuild) News & Notes

Struggling Nashville Predators ‘on the brink’ of becoming sellers at trade deadline | TSN
*Sigh* Everything is bad, and we should all feel bad.

What would a total rebuild of the Nashville Predators look like? | A to Z Sports Nashville
Again...everything is bad.

How to fix the Nashville Predators: a manifesto | On the Forecheck
So, as previously mentioned, things are quite bad. How do we get out of this mess? Well, Eamon has a few ideas.

Other Hockey News & Notes

NHL postpones Thursday’s Stars-Lightning game due to severe weather | Sportsnet
Dallas is still dealing with major power issues, and another game of theirs has been postponed.

O’Ree-inspired skates to be worn by NHL players | NHL
Willie O’Ree’s likeness and the favorite phrase of the first Black player in NHL history will be featured on a custom skate designed by Bauer that will be worn by some NHL players (most notably Patrick Kane and William Nylander) this week.

New York Rangers defenceman Jacob Trouba out four-to-six weeks with upper-body injury | TSN
The Rangers will be without Trouba’s services for the foreseeable future. This is a tough blow for the Blue Shirts, as they have already lost Artemi Panarin and K’Andre Miller to injuries as well.

Prospect Watch: Teen Stars Hit the Pro Ranks | The Hockey news on Sports Illustrated
Lack of hockey in two major junior circuits has sent some great talents to Europe and the AHL and the kids haven’t been afraid to make an impact.

Canucks’ mediocre power play hindering potential turnaround | Sportsnet
The Vancouver Canucks’ power play was one of the league’s best last season (especially against the Preds), but it’s become mediocre at best this year. And with the Canucks rediscovering their game recently, special teams suddenly matter a lot.

Thursday’s Tunes

The Preds have been off since Saturday, and as much as I’d like them to continue this stretch of not losing hockey games... it’s time.