Thursday's Dump & Chase: Ugh That Kid Again

Here's hoping that Jimmy Vesey doesn't score another game-winner against the Preds tonight. Or score at all. That'd be much better.

Nashville Predators News

Fear the Beard: Ellis Does It All for the Preds - Nashville Predators
A nice story on the newest addition to the Predators' leadership group.

Henrik Lundqvist on rise as New York Rangers host Nashville Predators -
"Is Henrik Lundqvist back?" I wouldn't bet money on it.


Report: Coyotes toured arenas in Seattle and Portland | ProHockeyTalk
The team is denying any relocation rumors. But when there's smoke, there's fire. Right now there's more smoke than a Chicago nightclub.

Report: Arizona Coyotes Exploring Possible Relocation To The Pacific Northwest - Deadspin
More smoke.

Chris Hansen and company submit new street vacation petition - Sonics Rising
Aaaaaand more smoke.

Around Hockey

Sinking Bruins did Claude Julien a favor by firing him | The Hockey News

Martin Havlat Retires After 14 NHL Seasons - NHLPA
Martin Havlat has announced his retirement today from the NHL, following 14 seasons. The two-time NHL All-Star played in over 790 regular season games.

LeBrun On 'Preliminary Discussions' Between Stars and Penguins - Fanrag
I'd assume the Stars would be sending one of their expensive goalies the other way. What's the potential of this working cap-wise for Pittsburgh?

Officials: Teen hockey player died from head trauma injury - AP
A horrifying and tragic reminder that, although the hockey community has made strides to reduce head injuries, that the possibility still exists and that the job is not done.

United Arab Emirates hockey player has the best reaction to meeting Alex Ovechkin - The Washington Post
Fatima Al Ali attended the Capitals' practice on Wednesday and took one-timers from Ovechkin's favorite spot.

Report: Senators may ask Phaneuf to waive NMC before expansion draft -
I never realized how much of a pest Phaneuf was until I saw the Senators play the Blue Jackets the other week. I rate him just below Corey Perry and Brad Marchand.

Vegas, Panthers expected to ask Bruins about Julien - Article - TSN
Come the firing spree at the end of the season, I think a lot of teams will be asking about Julien.