Wednesday's Dump & Chase: We're Still Waiting...

No game yesterday. No game today. Maybe that Gary Bettman isn't such a great guy after all. What will you be doing to pass the time until the opener tomorrow?

Nashville Predators News

Barry Trotz says Seth Jones has shown he belongs at NHL level | The Tennessean

We're about to find out, I guess.

Smashville 24/7 - Who has best chance at individual award?

See above.

Simon Moser speaks out about new deal, his escape clause and the Olympics - Section 303

If (when) an injury happens, he'll be back.

In Want of a Spoonful of Sugar; A Medicinal Predators Preview - The Predatorial

For all you #NegativeNellies out there.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Kessel signs eight-year, $64 million extension with Leafs-TSN

He had 52 points in 48 games last year. Seems impossible, right?

NHL preview: 30 teams, 30 stories you'll hate soon enough - Sporting News

Can you guess what the story is for the Predators?

Watch Chicago Blackhawks’ banner raising, in all its dramatic glory | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports


Capitals vs. Blackhawks: Grabovski's Hatty Not Quite Enough - Japers' Rink

Man, I'm sooooo happy the Preds didn't claim him off waivers. A very wise decision.

George Parros Injured After Falling Face-First Onto Ice During Fight-Deadspin

It turns out that stupid mustache is basically useless for protection.

Still no extensions for the Sedins | ProHockeyTalk

My prediction: They're gonna wait a bit and see if they enjoy being screamed at to block more shots before they sign any kind of long-term deal.

NHL Power Rankings-The Hockey Writers


NHL Hybrid Icing: Defenseman's Dream or Forward's Nightmare?-Sun Belt Hockey

At least now when somebody gets hurt, we can blame the idiot officials.

Chris Chelios picks his employers to win Stanley Cup on Fox Sports Live | Awful Announcing


Using Google to Preview the NHL 2013-2014 Season - SportsPickle

Man, that Google is really angry.