Wednesday Dump & Chase: Wilson?

Is that you?

The Predators may have lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins last night, but behold...a Colin Wilson sighting.

Predators News & Notes

Preds fall to Penguins to start second half - The Tennesseean
On a positive note the third period looked great. Nashville just has to fight those 2nd period slumps.

Preds Fall to Penguins - Nashville Predators
Well at least they're not making excuses. Bad play is bad play.

Hornqvist settles into old role, scores twice in Penguins' victory | TribLIVE
Patric Hornqvist and Matt Cullen have prospered in Pittsburgh and any other day of the season we can be happy for them.

Around Hockey

NHL records highest All-Star Game ratings since 2004 with move back to NBC -
Unless they can convince the NFL to move the Pro-Bowl this might be as good as it gets for the All-Star Game.

NHL-National Hockey League roundup - Yahoo Sports
Petter Granberg has been activated from IR and reassigned to Milwaukee. It's doubtful we'll see him in a Predators sweater again this season.

Despite long memories, hockey players quick to forgive, forget | Chicago Sun-Times
The All-Star Game creating bromances between enemies.

NHL 100: Canadiens-Maple Leafs among heated rivalries - NHL on CBC Sports
Not all rivalries happen on the ice.

Top story lines to watch in second half of NHL season - USA Today
Alex Ovechkin is not on pace to score 50 goals for the first time since 2012-2013. This could mean we're either going to witness a superhuman Alex Ovechkin over the next few months or the emergence of a super vengeful Ovechkin in the playoffs that could possibly propel the Capitals past their playoff burnout woes. Berry Trotz probably doesn't want to test that last theory.

Jonathan Toews, Connor McDavid want the NHL to attend the 2018 Winter Olympics -
The players are in, just make a decision already!

NHL likely to play in Sweden, China in 2017 - Article - TSN
The NHL is going international with or without the Olympics.