Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Gonna Get A Little House-Bound!

Actually we didn’t get nearly as much snow as the forecasts said we could have here in Louisville. Still, it was enough for a couple of snow days, and there is always Wednesday!

Smashville News:

Usually I would direct you to the game recap from last night. However, the game last night was postponed due to weather. My only question—was no one watching the forecasts on Sunday before the guys left for Dallas?

Stars, Predators game postponed due to snow storm in Dallas | Sportsnet
Maybe we'll go tonight, but I wouldn't bet much!

Predators Assign Frederic Allard to AHL Chicago | NHL.com
Heeeee’s baaaack!

Ryan Johansen may return to Nashville Predators sooner rather than later | A to Z Sports
Please, please, please, please, please.

With Stanley Cup window closing, rebuild might be Predators’ best option | Nashville Post
“To quote late former Arizona Cardinals coach Dennis Green, “They are who we thought they were.”” The r-word is seeming to be out there more and more.

My pupper, on the other hand, wanted no part of being outside except for a few seconds for urgent needs.

Central Division News:

NHL Central Division Misery Index: Roses are Red (Wings), Jackets are Blue | Detroit Free Press
"The Predators are averaging 2.33 goals a game this season, but at least we know they were scoring during the league’s COVID-19 pause last year." And we still have Viktor Arvidsson, Calle Järnkrok and former Pred Austin Watson to go!

Laine, Roslovic bringing production and excitement to Blue Jackets lineup | NBC Sports
Great, just great.

Blackhawks find stellar 1st line in Patrick Kane, Alex DeBrincat, Pius Suter | Chicago Sun-Times
"A red-hot first line makes a huge difference for the rest of the team." Really? We wouldn't know. John Hynes prefers to scatter our better players amongst all the lines.

Other Hockey News:

NHL Power Rankings: Lightning, Stars trending in opposite directions | NBC Sports
Oof. Twenty-nine with an anchor. Is this rock bottom?

Maple Leafs acquire Galchenyuk from Hurricanes for Koshkov, Warsofsky | Sportsnet
Alex Galchenyuk continues his quest to play for every team in the NHL.

The NHL's best and worst this week: The secrets to Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith's longevity | ESPN
Today's long read. Many good bits in here. Can we just take a moment to say "You go, Marc-André Fleury"?

NHL Buzz: Karlsson out, day to day for Sharks | NHL.com
So, San Jose Sharks—how is letting Joe Pavelski walk so you could afford Erik Karlsson working out for you? Asking for a friend.

P.K. Subban: 'We Have to Make Sure That we’re All Living on This Planet Together' | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
I miss P.K. Subban and his public relations abilities.