Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Nashville Lampoon’s Vacation

We’re going to Colorado next? Roll ‘em up.

Nashville Predators News

Meanwhile in Milwaukee: Red Hot Admirals Win Six Straight | Nashville Predators
A check-in on the Milwuakee Admirals, who are using their deep, talented roster to win six games straight.  Might be worth looking at the excellent young players to - I don’t know, replace struggling players in Nashville?  Maybe I’m crazy.

Nashville Predators Send Luke Prokop To WHL | Pro Hockey Rumors
While this article makes it sound like a demotion for Luke Prokop, it may be better for the young prospect to play on a contending team in the WHL instead of struggling on a bad team in Norfolk.  It should be good for his development, and maybe it will add to his confidence.

Nashville Predators 1, Seattle Kraken 5: When it rains, it pours | On the Forecheck
Everything that could’ve gone wrong, did go wrong - and it got there fast.  The Kraken scored a goal on their first shot, Nashville gave up two goals in two minutes and Juuse Saros was pulled for Kevin Lankinen - and that was just the first twenty minutes.  A couple of players fought to keep the game in reach, but to no avail.  Read what happened here.

The Chase Thomas Podcast - Preds Power Hour - November 6th

I’ve had the pleasure of joining Chase Thomas and Charlie Burris of A to Z Sports for a weekly Predators podcast released every Saturday.  We talk about the road trip’s surprising wins and embarrassing losses, a check-in on the Milwaukee Admirals and of course, if John Hynes is on the hot seat.

Around the NHL

McDavid, Draisaitl extend point streaks, Oilers edge Lightning |
Stop me if you've heard this before: Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl had goals in a 3-2 win over Tampa Bay.  Warning: Evander Kane left the game with a pretty scary cut from a skate - he is recovering, but it could be a lot to read without warning.

Nichushkin out one month for Avalanche after ankle surgery |
The team leader in goals for Colorado will be out a month after getting surgery on his ankle.  He's been out four games so far, but thankfully the procedure goes well and he has a speedy recovery.

Six in Five: Toronto stays undefeated at home | The Ice Garden
The opening weekend of the PHF's Toronto Six was a success, winning both games 3-2 over the Minnesota Whitecaps.  The folks at the Ice Garden break down the eventful weekend, including a strange penalty that was assessed before the game even started.

Jets ease past Stars, extend point streak to seven games |
Nashville's on-again, off-again Central Division rival is making a run towards the top of the division with a 6-0-1 record in the last seven games.  Mark Scheifele had two goals against the Dallas Stars, who were dominated by the Winnipeg Jets 5-1.  So at least one division rival lost.

Quick makes 21 saves, Kings shut out Wild |
The Central Division's preseason dark horse candidate Minnesota Wild had their offense go missing once again in a 1-0 loss to Los Angeles.  Kirill Kaprizov got a game misconduct for a crosscheck against Drew Doughty in a controversial call that could leave the Wild without their young star.

Sandstrom, Flyers hand Blues eighth straight loss |
Before the season, the Flyers were considered the worst team in the NHL.  Well now they're 7-3-2, and beat St. Louis, who could be the worst team currently.  St. Louis is in more trouble than Nashville and Craig Berube could be in jeopardy soon.

Ryan Reynolds receives standing ovation at Senators game |
I would applaud him even if he wasn't trying to buy my favorite team, but with the Ottawa Senators up for sale, the guy from Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place possibly owning the team is technically news.

Canucks say signing Horvat to new contract is 'priority' |
Bo Horvat is a UFA after this season, and he has been a bright spot in a less-than-ideal season for the Canucks.  Vancouver wants to re-sign their captain, but admits he could be trade bait if they can't come to an agreement.  Might be something to watch as we get closer to the deadline.

Vanecek helps Devils defeat Flames, extend winning streak to seven |
The red-hot Devils have won seven games in a row despite goaltender injuries, and the big guns of Nico Hischier and Dougie Hamilton had one goal, one assist nights.  What a turnaround for Lindy Ruff from the beginning of the year.

Today’s NHL Action

  • Carolina Hurricanes (8-3-1) at Florida Panthers (7-5-1) - 6:00 PM Central
  • Pittsburgh Penguins (4-6-2) at Washington Capitals (6-6-2) - 6:30 PM Central
  • Vancouver Canucks (4-6-3) at Montreal Canadiens (6-6-1) - 6:30 PM Central
  • Minnesota Wild (5-6-1) at Anaheim Ducks (4-8-1) - 9:00 PM Central/

Yesterday’s Transactions (via

NHL Transactions - 8 November 2022

Vancouver CanucksBrock BoeserActivated from IR
Vancouver CanucksSheldon DriesMinors Injury
Pittsburgh PenguinsFilip HallanderNHL Injury
Philadelphia FlyersSamuel ErssonEmergency Loan Recall
Philadelphia FlyersYegor ZamulaMinors Injury
Montreal CanadiensEvgeni DadonovActivated from IR
Montreal CanadiensRem PitlickMinors Injury
Minnesota WildBrandon DuhaimeInjured Reserve Injury
Minnesota WildJordan GreenwayActivated from IR
Minnesota WildJoseph CramarossaPlaced on roster from emerg. loan
Minnesota WildAdam BeckmanPlaced on roster from emerg. loan
Detroit Red WingsAustin CzarnikNHL Injury
Detroit Red WingsMatt LuffEmergency Loan Recall
Chicago BlackhawksDylan WellsMinors Injury
Chicago BlackhawksDylan WellsCleared waivers
Montreal CanadiensRem PitlickCleared waivers
Columbus Blue JacketsEmil BemstromEmergency Loan Recall
Carolina HurricanesOndrej KaseInjured Reserve Injury
Carolina HurricanesJack DruryNHL Injury
Arizona CoyotesConor TimminsConditioning Loan
Toronto Maple LeafsJordie BennActivated from LTIR
Toronto Maple LeafsVictor MeteMinors Injury
Toronto Maple LeafsPontus HolmbergMinors Injury
Nashville PredatorsLuke ProkopJunior

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I don’t have a clever reason as to why I picked this.  This song just rules.