Wednesday's Dump & Chase: Let's All Say Something Nice About the Predators

In case you haven't noticed, things have been pretty negative around here lately. The team has had two disappointing seasons in a row, and we're all pretty frustrated. And to get the change we need to turn things around, we're forced to be pretty loud about our our ticket

Nashville Predators News

Barry Trotz picks rookie Calle Jarnkrok for shootout-The Tennessean

And he scored.

Smashville 24/7 - Del Zotto returns to action for Preds

This whole situation will never be explained in a way that makes any sense at all.

The Predcast : Offensive War, Jarnkrok/Forsberg, Ranking GM's - The Predatorial

The discussion about the team's current preference for seniority over skill and/or potential is an important one. I know it's technically a union shop, but I think Coach might be taking it too far.

Forsberg travels a path blazed by one of Predators' earliest prospects |

See above.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Buffalo Sabres third in NHL fan misery rankings -

I'm guessing they'll have Toronto and the Islanders 1-2.

Fear grips Toronto: Maple Leafs lose sixth straight game, fall out of playoff position - Yahoo Sports


The Anatomy of a Cup Contender - Silver Seven

A pretty dang comprehensive breakdown.

Dryden, Bowman, and how unleashing certain players allows coaches to best utilize their roster | Backhand Shelf

Some people think a strict adherence to a "system" can keep talented players from succeeding.

NHL goalies accept pain for love of the trade-AZ Central

I would imagine you have to be a little bit crazy to be a goalie.

Hitchcock has Blues focusing on puck possession - The Globe and Mail

Fun Fact: If you have the puck, it's easier to score. If the other team doesn't have the puck, it's very difficult for them to score.

NHL Playoffs: Offense isn't everything when it comes to making it in - Five For Howling

Ok, maybe. I'd rather have some though.

Top 10 disappointing players this season | Puck Drunk Love

I object to Teemu's inclusion here.

Evgeny Kuznetsov whiffs on shootout attempt -