Wednesday's Dump and Chase: One in the Books

The Preds played their first preseason game last night. Although a loss, Forsberg and Smith scoring are more important. The season opener is 15 days away and I'm getting more excited by the minute.

Nashville Predators News

What To Look For As Predators Begin Preseason | Predlines
Read these things then LOOK for them!

Forward hopes to convince Predators he's ready for NHL-The Tennessean

In the Newspapers of the Future, headlines will be a little more vague than in your parent's day.

Bartley ready for new challenges | The Predatorial
An opportunity for Bartley as Ellis is still at home watching SVU reruns.

The Predliner Webcast Ep. 2 | Predlines
In case you missed it yesterday afternoon.

For Trotz and wife, transition to Washington centers around son | The Washington Post
A great story about Nolan and the Trotz family's transition to Washington.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

World Cup of Hockey set to return in 2016: Report | Toronto Star
Olympics or World Cup? World Cup or Olympics? Either way, the first picture in the article is pretty great.

Five Holdouts Who Changed the NHL | Grantland
A history of NHL hold outs to make you feel better about the Ellis situation.

Jonathan Drouin to miss 3-4 weeks | Sporting News
Drouin is out for a little while so Sean Gentille provided some pretty great highlights of the potential Calder candidate.

Florida Panthers won’t use "gimmicks" to sell tickets | Puck Drunk Love

Maybe they should try "extortion" instead.

Senators will accept Canadian Tire money during preseason | Sporting News
A very bizarre promotion from a very broke owner.

The Capitals New Winter Classic Jersey | Russian Machine Never Breaks
I don't think they are that bad. Definitely not a jersey I'd want to see for 82-games though.

EPIX teams with NHL for two-part Series | NHL
Details about access to the EPIX series and the show's producer.

Jordan Staal breaks leg in Hurricanes' loss in Buffalo | CBC
The Canes can't catch a break. Well, I guess Staal did.

Datsyuk of Detroit Red Wings to have MRI on shoulder | NHL
Time to make old man Dan Cleary play more.