Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Risks

We’re still waiting.

Milwaukee Admirals Musings: Ads Back in Division Driver’s Seat - On the Forecheck
Askarov shone this week behind a battle-tested Milwaukee squad.

NHL Trade Buzz: Predators face 'crucial time' ahead of deadline, GM says
"It'll be really interesting to see how we rebound, again as individuals and as a team. The trading deadline is March 3. It's just a very crucial time and the decisions that we make for not only the rest of the year but it's certainly going to affect the future as to what we do or don't do the next 10 or 12 days."

Scout's Analysis: How the inconsistent Flames should approach trade deadline
Less than two weeks at the deadline, and following a home loss to the lowly Philadelphia Flyers, the Calgary Flames sit on the outside of the playoff picture. Jason Bukala examines how they should proceed ahead of March 3.

Tocchet: Demko 'really close' to returning in net for Canucks
Vancouver Canucks head coach Rick Tocchet said Tuesday that goaltender Thatcher Demko is "really close" to being able to return for the team.

How the Montreal Canadiens have taken steps to modernize the franchise under Jeff Gorton
Jeff Gorton and the Montreal Canadiens are finding ways to rebuild their status as a leading franchise by investing in development, analytics and coaching. Eric Engels spoke to the Executive Vice President of Hockey Operations and others in the organization about the impact of those moves so far.

NHL Rumour Roundup: Could Timo Meier be a fit with the Winnipeg Jets?
With the Eastern Conference building up through the trade market, could the Winnipeg Jets be a Western team that pounces? And what's next for the Blues after trading Tarasenko and O'Reilly?

NHL Stat Pack: Eastern Conference's Elite Teams Separate Themselves - The Hockey News
The NHL’s top teams are in the Eastern Conference. But the East's playoff race is tighter than last year, as Carol Schram explores in this week's stat pack.

Penguins Should Trade for Depth to Strengthen Playoff Chances - The Hockey News
Gotta go for it if you're Pittsburgh.

Is Vladislav Gavrikov Headed to the Boston Bruins? - The Hockey News
Vladislav Gavrikov remained a healthy scratch for trade-related reasons. Could he go to the Boston Bruins after they maneuver their tight salary-cap space?

Eight Potential Players for a Revived NHL Celebrity Game - The Hockey News
I'm here for a Snoop Dogg appearance.

Are the Toronto Maple Leafs Done Dealing? - The Hockey News
I hope they keep dealing and I also hope they lose in the first round.

Sources: St. Louis Blues enter the Timo Meier sweepstakes - Daily Faceoff - Daily Faceoff
Frank Seravalli discusses why the St. Louis Blues have entered the Timo Meier sweepstakes.

Ottawa Senators among teams to inquire with St. Louis Blues on Colton Parayko - Daily Faceoff - Daily Faceoff
Colton Parayko is in the first year of an eight-year contract he signed with the St. Louis Blues.