Wednesday's Dump & Chase: That long drive to Tampa

Firstly, I apologize that these are going up a bit late. I drove to Tampa last night for a Lightning game (first one in years), and will have a full report for you later this week. If you heard about that game, you'll know that Vancouver took a ton of penalties. And every Tampa Bay power play wa

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Petter Granberg Returns to Nashville; Now What? | Admirals Roundtable
We just don't know.

Peter Laviolette Brought Offense-First Mindset to Nashville - TSS
No kidding. And the tide has been rising since he arrived, in one way or another.

Predators' Swedish players form family far from home | Tennessean
Mattias Ekholm, Filip Forsberg and Calle Jarnkrok.... it's as awesome as you'd think.

My First Hockey Broadcast - Nashville Predators
Pete Weber knows how to wear a suit.

30 Thoughts: Can Predators win without bold move? -
"In this edition of 30 Thoughts, Elliotte Friedman touches on the NHL's monitoring over a sneaky faceoff strategy, Ryan Johansen's situation and whether the Predators will have to trade one of their top defenceman."

Other NHL News

Bernier faces slow road in regaining Babcock's trust - Article - TSN
Bernier was one of those guys the Preds should look at as an to Hutton, should he be available if he straightens out his game.

6 things we learned in the NHL: Gaudreau owns December -
Gaudreau paced the Flames with another December hat trick, Jagr is a treasure, Montreal could use a break, and more in 6 things we learned in the NHL.

Power play fails again as Lightning falls to Canucks (w/video) | Tampa Bay Times
I watched a team lose 2-1 while having 10 power plays.

Max Talbot of Boston Bruins suspended 2 games for 'late, violent hit'
Bruins forward Max Talbot has been suspended two games by the league for interference against Devils forward Jiri Tlusty on Sunday.

Dallas Stars: Heika: Stars flex 'winning muscles' in shutout of defending-Stanley Cup champs Chicago | SportsDay
"If you want to be the best, you have to beat the best...or, at the very least, copy the best."

Dallas Stars: Stars' Twitter account owns Blackhawks fan who tries to call Dallas fans bandwagon | SportsDay
But wait, there's more.

WATCH: Jaromir Jagr forgives opponent that knocked out his teeth -
Jaromir Jagr took a high stick to the face and left in a pool of his own blood. But he has no hard feelings for the player that hit him. Jagr is too cool for hate. So smooth. Jagr.

Pavelski's two goals rally Sharks past Kings |
Pavelski is so darn good. It's a shame he isn't younger.

Sharks Lose Joel Ward - TSS
Crud. He should be back before too long, and he's had a solid start to the season with 23 points in 32 games. Joel Ward is also 35, and still getting it done. Praise Joel.

That’s now five straight losses for the slumping Habs | ProHockeyTalk
They miss Carey Price, yes. But they need some scoring.

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Be safe today.