Tuesday's Dump & Chase: The Season the NHL Needs

We really don't even want to say all the reasons why, but the NHL needs this season to start now and be awesome. It's been the roughest offseason for the NHL I can remember. And that includes offseasons that lasted into winter.

Nashville Predators News

Pete Weber excited for return to Predators radio | Tennessean.com
I wish I could say the same, Pete. You and Terry taught us all about the game by gracing our eyes and ears.

Seven Central Division Teams Figure to Again be Among League's Best - Nashville Predators - Features
In case you forgot that Ryan Garbutt plays in Chicago now.

Jonathan Drouin playing with Steven Stamkos on line with Tampa Bay Lightning - 2015-2016 Season Preview
Remember the guy picked right before Seth Jones? He's supposed to be good too.

Raffi Torres of San Jose Sharks suspended 41 games for illegal check to the head, interference in preseason game - Department of Player Safety News
Half the season. I'm okay with this.

How NHL's salary cap squeeze is impacting rosters - Sportsnet.ca
In case you were wondering why no one claimed Bryan Bickell...

Some surprises in Blues' final roster cuts : Sports | STLToday
Ken Hitchcock loves old men.

Beauty - Battle of California
And it's not about Kyle Clifford.

Zack Kassian suffers broken foot, future with the club in doubt - Eyes On The Prize
Marc Bergevin was too serious for a coat and tie yesterday.

NHL acknowledges more players using cocaine - Article - TSN
The NHL has never been more anxious for a season to start.

Ben Hutton Will Become Household Name With Canucks - TSS

Farewell, John Erskine - Japers' Rink
I linked this for the first .gif in the comments.

Roster moves and guesses as Islanders roster nears chrysalis stage - Lighthouse Hockey
Admit it, you just googled "chrysalis".

Not Hockey

Referees screw up crucial call at end of Lions-Seahawks - SBNation.com
Monday night in Seattle? Heard this one before.

East Nashville Butcher and Bee Hiring for Impending Opening - Eater Nashville
Progress at the Fluffo Mattress property.