Wednesday's Dump & Chase: Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

The downward spiral continues. I don't know about you, but I can't wait for that back-to-back with Pittsburgh and Chicago this week. There's no game 'til Friday, but I think Crosby already has a goal and an assist. Good times.

Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators' slump continues despite changes | The Tennessean

Because they weren't the right changes. Those decisions need to be made above the coach/GM level.

IIIiteracy: Jets Beat Wings! Preds Delete Things! Avs Brought Down! Blues Wear Frown! | III Communication

It's a good thing the Preds deleted that "glass half full" tweet. Otherwise, the public might've gotten the impression this team is terrible.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Anaheim Ducks soar to top of Week 6 NHL Power Rankings -

Preds clocking in at a very generous #17.

Lightning win first game without Stamkos | ProHockeyTalk

Whaaa? Don't they know when you lose your best player, you're allowed to just fold up on the rest of the season?

NHL Trade Rumors: Vern Fiddler Being Shopped by Dallas Stars Per Report...? - Defending Big D

Hey! We could use another solid 3rd/4th line player!

Randy Carlyle's Coaching Disconnect - Pension Plan Puppets

Well, it doesn't matter, because you always keep the same coach forever and ever and ever. No matter what.

Jonathan Quick leaves Kings game with leg injury (GIF) - Sporting News

Will the Kings lose All The Games now? I'll be watching this one closely.

Who's Next for the Hockey Hall of Fame? - Grantland

Who's on your list?

NHL GMs try to reduce shootouts, make sense of new playoff format | Puck Daddy

As a fan of a team that hasn't won a shootout in like 4 years, I strongly support any effort to reduce their frequency.

Tommy Wingels Rising: The Sharks' Hybrid Forward-The Hockey Writers

He skates on battery power until he gets up to full speed.

Notable quotes from day one of from the PrimeTime Sports Management Conference | Backhand Shelf

Brian Burke used words like "imbecile", "scumbag", and "psychotic". About OTHER people.

NHL Stadium Series 2014: Some ticket info announced, special logos unveiled -

Pretty cool.

PICTURE: Capitals Fan Has Alex Ovechkin Beard - SportsPickle

AND he appears to have a special ladyfriend. Shocking.