Tuesday's Dump & Chase: The Chicago Scud

Scud missiles were inferior to those developed by the US during the Cold War, and have been used by former USSR and communist regimes in conflicts due to their presence on the black market. Rob Scuderi is an inferior defenseman who will be cheaper than Trevor Daley.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville's Pekka Rinne Simply Not In Form - TSS
We covered this last week, but Mark drives home the point.

Predators week ahead: Blues, Wild await | Tennessean
The Nashville Predators play two more Central Division games this week. AND THEY BETTER FREAKING WIN THEM BAH GAWD.

LeBrun: Predators, Blues In "Position Of Strength" For Trades - Todays SlapShot
So many teams are looking to trade for a defenseman, and Pierre LeBrun notes both the Predators and Blues have depth in that position.

Laviolette, Preds Believe High Shot Total Will Soon Produce More Wins - Nashville Predators - Features
We can appreciate the honesty. The team knows we hold them to a high standard, and they know they're not happy with where they are. But they also know that they should have more wins in their column. I can live with that, as long as they try to fix it.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Chicago Blackhawks acquire Rob Scuderi from Pittsburgh Penguins for Trevor Daley | NHL.com - News
I'm always a fan of the teams I hate getting older and slower.

Sidney Crosby struggles for answers in career-worst season - The Washington Post
Jon mentioned this on the show this past weekend... and he's not alone thinking about Crosby and his future.

Coupon-clipping NHLer won't sue parents over bankruptcy - Article - TSN
It's hard not to feel bad for the guy... but he does own 3 BMWs and a Ferrari. I think he'll be fine as long as he can play hockey for a few more years. And $2,700 to live in suburban Columbus? NOPE.

Penguins likely looking for defensive depth before trade deadline - Cross Checks Blog- ESPN
After firing the coach, the Penguins will likely next try to add defensive depth before the trade deadline.

I'm Tired of Living in Mudville | The Dark Blue Jacket
"Another season in the tank because they can't play to win. Too many conservative, defensive minded coaches, making them afraid to make a mistake."

TJ Oshie Injures Beau Bennett With Big Hit Into Boards (Video) | RMNB
I happen to like Oshie a lot, mostly because he does lots of hockey things like hit people and shoot very well.

Video: Penguins pay tribute to Pascal Dupuis’ career | ProHockeyTalk
It might get a little dusty for Penguins sympathizers.

WATCH: Ryan Callahan fights Scott Hartnell, drops him with one punch - CBSSports.com
The Blue Jackets season, enacted by Scott Hartnell and of course... a former Ranger.

The NHL player that will be hardest for your team to trade - Sportsnet.ca
They say Shea Weber. Are they right?

Russia-based KHL expands into China with Beijing team | ESPN
Awesome. We might finally see a Gagarin Cup parade with actual missiles.

The Lightning must do all they can to keep Steven Stamkos - SBNation.com
"Yes Steven, you can play center between James Neal and Filip Forsberg."
-D. Bradley, Predators GM

Ladd, Byfuglien, Trouba asking Jets for $152M in contracts - Winnipeg Free Press
There are more direct ways of saying "GET ME THE #$%* OUT OF HERE".

Not Hockey

MMBM: The NFL could learn a lot from the American Pharoah debacle - SBNation.com
"American Pharoah was robbed of a major award by the PC Police. Here's what the NFL can do to prevent such a travesty."

Take a Look Inside Sprinkles, Opening This Thursday in 12 South - Eater Nashville
That Cupcake ATM is ready to roll.

MLB Network to air Astrodome special Tuesday | MLB.com
Can they bring back the Earthmen? Permanently?