Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Hockey At Home

The Nashville Predators are back home for a three-game homestand. Let’s gooooooo!!!!!!

Smashville News:

SBNation FanPulse NHL, Week 1: Playoffs: Who’s Out and Who’s In | On the Forecheck
Hey! The first returns of the SBNation FanPulse NHL are in and Kate has all the results to share with us. Hopefully most of you are participating!

Weekly Edge: The Nashville Predators and their Kyle Turris "problem" | A to Z Sports
While I agree that we should keep Kyle Turris at center, I think the better option is to put Filip Forsberg back with JOFA and leave Matt Duchene at wing. I know that Calle Järnkrok has been solid on a top line, but believe we need to keep Kyle Turris with high-end talent. Thoughts?

Preds Make Impact in Lives of Foster Children from Tennessee Kids Belong | NHL.com
I'm not crying. It's just very dusty in here.

Nashville Predators add explosive-sniffing dogs to security measures | Tennessean
We were waiting in line at the garage a few games ago and the dogs alerted to two cars in a row. Confusion and much barking ensued.

Ducks vs. Preds: Ekholm Mic'd Up | NHL.com
ICYMI. "Preds defenseman Mattias Ekholm is mic'd up during the Predators 6-1 win over the Ducks on Oct. 22, 2019, presented by Dr Pepper."

Marchand leads 3 Stars of the Week | NHL
Blah, blah. However coming in at number two is THE Captain—Roman Josi!

Here is a double dose of Smash and his cute ears to brighten your Tuesday.

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I’m seeing double! 🎂

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Central Division News:

Report: Wild place Ryan Donato, Joel Eriksson Ek, Kevin Fiala on trade block | Yardbarker
Really though, between being healthy-scratched and on the IR, has Kevin Fiala even been given much of a chance? I think he just carries the Paul Fenton mark.

Winnipeg Jets Weekly: Byfuglien, Little, Heritage Classic & More | The Hockey Writers
Does anyone believe that Dustin Byfuglien is going to return at this point? The comment about "health and sanity" is troubling.

Blackhawks coach Jeremy Colliton soft-pedals benching of Brent Seabrook | Chicago Sun-Times
Who didn’t know this contract was not going to age well? And with trade protection they have to protect him in the expansion draft. A cautionary tale to go with what term and money we offer Roman Josi.

The Blues will survive without Tarasenko in the short-term, but they have to be worried about his long-term future | TheHockeyNews
"St. Louis' depth on the right side is enough to make up for losing the Russian scorer's for five months. That this is the third time Tarasenko has injured the same shoulder is incredibly concerning, however." Watch the video of the contact that will sideline Vladimir Tarasenko for the foreseeable future. His shoulder must be made of glass.

Other Hockey News:

Barry Trotz has transformed Islanders into NHL's stingiest team | Sportsnet.ca
Kudos to Barry Trotz. Unbelievably, there is no mention of Mitch Korn.

The NHL's best and worst this week - John Carlson's budding Norris Trophy candidacy | ESPN
Pekka Rinne is awarded a star of the week and receives other love. We need to get #JOSI4NORRIS trending.

Hockey is Magic: Episode Two | NHL.com
"New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal joins magician Justin Flom." These are fun!

Super Slow Mo: Week 3 | NHL.com
Here we go for another attempt at viewing Nashville Predators highlights... Waiting... Still waiting... They did play last week, right?... Hey Rocco Grimaldi, nice tip! More waiting...lots of goalie humiliation... Roman Josi! The Captain with the seeing-eye goal! Oh Matt Irwin. Ouchie again this week. Hey wait...at...oh...I thought that was a player carrying a beer, but no. Average coverage but trending up, I guess.

NHL Power Rankings: Pastrnak, Marchand carry Bruins to top spot | ProHockeyTalk
Roman Josi and Ryan Ellis love for the number seven team.

Southernisms: Episode I | NHL.com
"Your favorite Canes players give their best Southern accent impression while interpreting some intriguing Southern sayings." More fun, especially the great American Southern accents!

Winnipeg Jets' Adam Lowry suspended two games for boarding | TSN.ca
Once again interesting that the referee looking right at the hit didn't react—at least in this brief clip. Wheel of Suspension says two games.