Thursday’s Dump & Chase: WIN A GAME PLEASE

Our heroes, who are in the middle of a truly awful skid, have a game tonight. It would be nice if they won it.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators Quarter-Season Analytics Review, Part 1: Goaltending | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: Bryan takes an analytical deep dive into the performance of our two Finnish netminders so far. It certainly hasn’t been pretty.

Milwaukee Admirals Musings: Seven Straight Wins | On the Forecheck
Welp. Send all the Preds down, and call all the Ads up. It’s our only way out of this mess.

Preds Official Podcast: Chatting with Austin Watson | Nashville Predators
Predators forward Austin Watson joins the show to chat about fatherhood, golf, the NHL Winter Classic and signing a new contract.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Toronto Maple Leafs fire head coach Babcock | TSN
Well I’ll be damned. The mad lads actually did it. I would really like to thank Toronto for being such a huge distraction that most of the hockey media has seemed to not notice the tire fire currently going on in Nashville.

Stop us if you’ve heard this before, but the NHL will look again at offside calls | The Hockey News
“We’re trying to make it fan-friendly, player-friendly, reduce as many bogus challenges as possible.”

Hockey Canada dropping ‘midget’, other terms from divisions to be more inclusive | ESPN
This probably should’ve happened a while ago, although I’m sure there are some dolts out there who are going to be irrationally upset by this.

Senators’ Bobby Ryan on leave to enter assistance program | ESPN
A couple of weeks ago I made fun of Bobby Ryan and his lament at being a highly-paid healthy scratch. Today I apologize for those comments, and I hope he finds the help he needs.

Capitals’ Hathaway suspended three games for spitting on Ducks’ Gudbranson | Sportsnet
#LoogieGate ends in a 3 game suspension for Garnet Hathaway. Is that harsh? I don’t know...probably? But you don’t spit on people. I mean, that’s human decency 101.

Why punching your opponent in hockey is fine but spitting on him is not | The Guardian
This seems like a no-brainer, but apparently some people don’t understand this...



Lightning’s Kucherov suffers upper-body injury after hit from Schenn | Sportsnet
Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov exited Tuesday’s 3-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues after absorbing a big hit from Brayden Schenn in the second period and did not return.