Thursday's Dump & Chase: We must all do our part

People everywhere across the um... Greater Metropolitan Nashville & Davidson County and surrounding area/TV market have been offering their support and services to the support of their beloved hockey team in hope that this stretch of bad play will end. This is only the beginning. We must all off

We're up for suggestions. Jon, Alex, Link, Marya, Kris, Alex, Bryant. Anish, Caroline and Jason can swing by Jeremy's store to pick up some beers or something. Anything to get the team going.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Predators missing consistency from last season | Tennessean
The Nashville Predators have lost eight of their past 11 games and haven't won consecutive games in nearly a month. But we're all handling that well.

Granberg Activated; Sent to Milwaukee on Conditioning Assingment | Admirals Roundtable
The wheels are starting to turn. (snicker)
Preds Prospects Vesey and Moy Share Lofty Dreams at Harvard - Nashville Predators - Features
Being an NHL draftee and a Harvard grad... doesn't suck.

Today in "The Columbus Blue Jackets Are Kinda Dumb" News

30 Thoughts: The remarkable rise of Mike Hoffman -
"20. The Ryan Johansen move to the wing is fascinating, simply because anyone who might trade for him wants to see him at centre." WHAT?

Blue Jackets notebook | Tortorella to keep Johansen on wing, Saad on fourth line | BlueJackets Xtra
Not sure how a coach can play his best players out of position and on lower lines and get away with it, but the Buckeyes are still in season and Columbus is turning a blind eye.

Other Hockey News

Mark Messier: Bigger NHL nets would ruin integrity of game -
Six-time Stanley Cup champ Mark Messier thinks it would be a major mistake for the NHL to switch to bigger nets. I don't disagree.

Arizona Coyotes exploring Coliseum as temporary home |
OH HELL YES. This would be like the Predators playing in the Municipal Auditorium if the Preds payed at that mythical arena in Spring Hill.

Wayne Gretzky likes NHL's new 3-on-3 overtime format | - News
Wayne Gretzky likes the new 3-on-3 overtime format in the NHL. We'd like it better if our team was better at it.

Steven Stamkos causes stir by 'liking' post about him and Maple Leafs | USAToday
This is why Shea Weber doesn't do Twitter.

Change is in the air in Pittsburgh - Article - TSN
When is it not?

NHL Blog Council: Who wins the Pacific, and are Milan Lucic's nostrils big enough? -
Our roundtable of SB Nation hockey bloggers tackle your burning NHL questions.

Ramblings: NHL drug testing must be fixed - Cross Checks Blog- ESPN
The NHLPA must agree to have all drug tests screened for drugs of abuse so that more players can get the help they need.

The NHL Needs A Quebec Nordiques Revival - TSS
Not even dragon-worthy.

Alex Semin likely headed overseas, Canadiens set to terminate contract -

Lecavalier: ‘I haven’t thought about’ retirement | NBCSports
"It’s not anybody that makes that decision up for you. It’s a personal thing."

Not Hockey

Jesus. God. Almighty. 2.0 - Grizzly Bear Blues
Matt Barnes... of all people.... wow.

The Shelby Miller trade shows the Diamondbacks' urgency and the Braves' larceny -
Local hero Dansby Swanson is headed to the ATL.

And finally....

Have a great Friday. Go gold team.