Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: What Comes Next?

With last night’s results, what will happen on Long Island?

Smashville News:

I am confident that there is an excellent review of last night’s tilt against the New York Rangers either to the right of or below this post. Enjoy.

Predators embarrassed, booed off ice by fans after loss to Stars | Tennessean
Being a fan of the team for 15 years, I never thought I'd see a day when fans booed the team off the ice. It's not that I don't understand the reasons behind it. I feel it never happened in the past because yearly expectations didn't include winning the Cup and the Preds were the hardest-working team every night. I guess I'm glad I watch more on TV now—the booing would either make me angry or break my heart.

The Nashville Predators Have an Identity Crisis | On the Forecheck
"As their struggles persist, the Predators continue to lose the traits that defined the franchise for decades." Nick postulates that the Nashville Predators have lost their historic ability to outwork their opponent win, lose or draw. What do you think?

Weekly Edge: Why the Nashville Predators won't change coaches this year | A to Z Sports
Alex is back with a frustratingly logical look at why we are unlikely to switch coaches during the season.

SJS vs. NSH: Turris Mic'd Up | NHL.com
Kyle Turris with the mic during the Sharks game.

NJD vs. NSH: Josi Mic'd Up | NHL.com
It's the Captain's turn to be mic'd up!

Who’s the goodest boy with the cutest ear?

Central Division News:

Jets' Maurice on Seattle rumours: 'I don’t want to go anywhere else' | Sportsnet.ca
If he were to go to Seattle, what would become of Pete DeBoer? Or Mike Babcock?

Chicago Blackhawks' Kris Versteeg faces retirement | Chicago Tribune
I had totally lost track of Kris Versteeg. For some reason, I didn't process that he was playing overseas.

Mikko Rantanen's toe-pick at St. Louis was injury waiting to happen | Denver Post
Oh Mikko Rantanen.....soooo close!

Other Hockey News:

NHL rumors: Devils trade Taylor Hall to Coyotes | What did team get in blockbuster move? | nj.com
One of the most convoluted double conditionals in recent history. What do you think about this trade? Could P.K. Subban be next?

The NHL's best and worst this week - Tim Thomas' saga reminds us that empathy still matters | ESPN
Good piece by Emily. Not just in hockey, but in life, don't assume you know what's going on with someone if they haven't shared their own story.

NHL.com launches revamped statistics section | NHL.com
Well lookie here! This sounds pretty good. Spoiler: None of the Nashville Predators mentions are good.

NHL's greatest failure, how Taylor Hall affects Rangers | NY Post
An interesting, if snarky, look at what the NHL is (or really isn't) doing about putting hockey on the world stage.

Hockey is Magic: Episode Nine | NHL.com
These two tricks are excellent. While I can think of ways the second might work, the first is astounding. Also, why doesn't Tuukka Rask have much of an accent?

Kovalchuk placed on unconditional waivers by Kings | NHL.com
Does he clear?

Forbes ranks Penguins fans as NHL's best | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
We're number nine! We're number nine! Sigh.