Wednesday's Dump & Chase: Carolina is Savage

Carolina has the advantage of not having a ton of establishments near the hockey venue, and their game ops & social media made the most of their rare opportunity.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

On top of NHL, former Predators coach Barry Trotz holds no grudges | Tennessean
Former Predators coach Barry Trotz, who returns to Nashville this weekend for the NHL All-Star Game, says Music City is still "home for me."

Ryan Johansen happy and productive back in the Western Conference -
We'll be just over here waiting on a Preds basketball court.

Future Of Nashville's Goaltending Is Bright - Todays Slapshot
Maz or Juuse next year? Either way, Carter will have plenty of chances to showcase himself for a potential backup job next year. (We hope)

Other Hockey News & Notes

I said Carolina was savage.

Canadiens drop another game to Columbus, lose Pacioretty to injury – ProHockeyTalk

DeCock: Measured against NHL’s best, Hurricanes prove point | News & Observer
"It’s one thing to put five goals past the Calgary Flames on a Sunday afternoon. It’s another to make it look just as easy against the Chicago Blackhawks."

Hurricanes serve up the 'Crying Jordan' after beating Chicago |
The fact that it's Carolina doing it to Chicago... I'll allow it.

Washington Capitals coach Barry Trotz talks All-Star Game, Alex Ovechkin | - Five Questions With…
Double dose of Trotzy, like the man himself circling the Krystal after a big win.

‘Hawks sign GM Bowman to a three-year contract extension – ProHockeyTalk
He'll be in Chicago through 2020-2021.

Shawn Horcoff suspended 20 games for PED violation; takes 'full responsibility' | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
At least Horcoff owned it, offered the reason, etc. But that's a lot of money.

Rumblings: Would Andrew Ladd fit with Panthers? | ESPN
Don't do it.

Top 10: Passers in NHL history -
No Roman Josi. Bad list.

Florida Panthers to sell Kevin Spacey-in-space hoodie at team store | - News
Frank Underwood is my hero, and I like the Panthers. So yeah, one of these may find it's way to Bellevue.

Not Hockey

Here's The Clippers' Equipment Manager That Blake Griffin Reportedly Punched | Deadspin
All the more reason to enjoy the Warriors, Spurs, Grizz and Kings ruling over the west.