Tuesday's Dump & Chase: Patience

These few days before the playoffs start are so rough. A true test of one's patience.

Nashville Predators News

Predators' Pontus Aberg: Recalled Monday - CBSSports.com
It's always nice to have some reinforcements available at forward. It's also nice when that forward has 31 goals in 56 AHL games.

2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs | Nashville Predators
A convenient one-stop-shop for everything Preds vs. Hawks at the Preds website right here.

Preds Sign Tyler Moy to Entry-Level Contract
We mentioned this yesterday. Not sure what kind of Moy will turn out to be, but might as well get him in the system now so we can see what he has to offer.

Postseason Practice Ponderings: April 10
The other news at practice was the Calle Jarnkrok did not practice, though he did dress. Not sure what that means. Another maintenance day? Anyone's guess really.

Playoff Content

Don Cherry: 'The most nervous guy in the playoffs is Barry Trotz' - Sportsnet.ca
I mean, all he has to do is look at his roster. That should calm his nerves.

Game 1 odds have Maple Leafs as underdogs, Canadiens as favourites - Sportsnet.ca
Yep, and the Blackhawks have the best odds to win the Cup. Better odds than the President's Trophy. Because that's how Vegas works. Balance the scales based on how much money you think will come in on a certain team.

Who should be on the Blackhawks’ 4th line to open the 2017 playoffs? - Second City Hockey
My guess is John Hayden, Tanner Kero, and Dennis Rasmussen.

NHL Playoffs - 5 Ways to Beat The Ottawa Senators - Stanley Cup of Chowder
I think there are probably 7 or 8 ways. The Senators really just aren't very good.

Five reasons to be excited for the Habs in the playoffs - Eyes On The Prize
If you are a Shea Weber fan, go here and enjoy the Weber-love.

2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs: Expectations for the Columbus Blue Jackets - The Cannon
"I expect this team to compete in every game, and to not get blown out of any game."

These poor Columbus fans are like abandoned pets in an animal shelter. YOU HAVE A GOOD TEAM.

The Martin Hanzal trade made the Wild a legitimate Stanley Cup threat - Hockey Wilderness
I don't disagree, but chemistry is a tough thing to ignore. And yes, Devan Dubnyk not playing like Devan Dubnyk is more of a reason for the dropoff at the end of the season.

Other Hockey News

Kings fire Darryl Sutter as coach
GM Dean Lombardi has made some very questionable moves as of late, while Darryl Sutter has done well to put the pieces he's been given into the right places. This league eats itself alive sometimes.

Willie Desjardins fired as Canucks coach
Speaking of firing GMs, why is Jim Benning still in charge here?

Is it fashionable for NHL coaches to be superstitious?
What? I have no idea what this is supposed to be.

Baggie Buzz: Jarome Iginla not ready to retire
Also, Dale Tallon has been named GM of the Panthers, John Tavares is talking new contract, and Jim Nill has "narrowed his list down to three people" for the next coach of the Stars.