Tuesday's Dump & Chase: Canucks Again?

I feel like we just did this.

Nashville Predators News

Preds Practice Ponderings: February 6
Vernon Fiddler made his first appearance at practice with the Predators. I like his quote here: "Playing in the playoffs in front of these fans, it was amazing, and still to this day, the loudest building I've ever played in during the playoffs," Fiddler said.

Heh. Take that Dallas.

Predators Recall Saros, Assign Mazanec to Milwaukee

Serious as a Heart Attack: My Story of the Morning of Thursday, Feb. 6.
Three years ago yesterday, Pete Weber had a heart attack. Read the story here, it's pretty fascinating.

Other Hockey News

Carter Hutton, Blues shut out Flyers | NHL.com
Carter Hutton! Mike Yeo! Can they make a run?? (No)

Islanders rally past Maple Leafs for win in overtime | NHL.com
I didn't see a lick of this game, but it looked like it was a good one. Was Frederik Andersen just bad? Is the Leafs defense terrible? All of the above?

Pavel Zacha powers Devils past Sabres | NHL.com
Pavel Zacha. Fun name. Bad team.

Ken Hitchcock breaks silence on firing from Blues
Classy quote from a classy guy. Hitch has his coaching quirks, but you can't argue with the success he's had in the league.

A Letter To The Joe
I'm a big fan of Zack Werenski. I'm also a big fan of NHLers putting pen to paper and giving voice to the player in the uniform. So this is right up my alley. The Joe Louis schmoozing? Ehh, whatever. That place is a dump.

Blue Jackets see massive increase in local television ratings
Wins are what people want to see, regardless of the sport. The Blue Jackets have been doing a lot of that recently and are getting some love from their local folks because of it.

Unruly Hockey Kid Fights Ref
I mean, obviously this kid shouldn't have done this and should get kicked out of this league. But... that's embellishment, right?