Wednesday's Dump & Chase: Honoring 'the Dominator'

As Preds fans are finding out this season, a truly dominating goalie can change everything. Roy and Brodeur are widely considered the best of all-time but we may never see another goalie as electrifying and smothering as Dominik Hasek.

Nashville Predators News

Predators win over Canucks may be costly as Rinne leaves injured | The Globe and Mail
The sky isn't falling... yet.

Infected hip now just bad memory for Preds’ All-Star goalie | The Leaf-Chronicle
I think the rational thing to do is blame the writer of this article for Pekka's injury.

Trotz 'glad' Predators changed coaches, says 'it was time' | Nashville Post
Barry Trotz and the Washington Capitals make their way to Nashville this Friday; Trotz's first return since the Predators parted ways with him.

Filip Forsberg: Record Holder, League Leader and NHL All-Star |
In less than two weeks Filip Forsberg will join fellow Predators Rinne, Weber and Coach Laviolette at the All-Star Game.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Remembering Dominik Hasek's dominance with the Buffalo Sabres |
The Buffalo Sabres are retiring Dominik Hasek's number on Tuesday night. He was one of the most dominant goalies in league history during his time with the team.

Dominik Hasek Was So Good | Deadspin
TSN's Top 10 Hasek moments within.

Dominik Hasek and my Journey to Red Wings Fandom | Winging It In Motown
Great article about being a new hockey fan and seeing the Dominator play.

Continued efforts for an expansion team in Seattle | ESPN
Craig Custance checks in with one of the potential ownership groups trying to bring an NHL expansion team to Seattle. You DO need ESPN Insider to read the full article.

Report: Flames' Johnny Gaudreau applies to trademark 'Johnny Hockey' |
Protect your #brand.

The ascension of Sean Monahan | Matchsticks and Gasoline
With more being asked of him this season, Sean Monahan is making impressive strides, developing into a rather strong core player for the Flames along the way.

Here comes Michigan; Hobey Baker finalists | Puck Daddy
As far as standout players go, this season has been a dud for college hockey.

How safe are those NHL points when leading into third period? | Puck Daddy
Are those points getting easier or harder to keep compared to the past few years?

The NHL’s History of Ridiculous All-Stars | Grantland
The NHL All-Star rosters were announced on Saturday, and everyone is mad because that’s the whole point.

Marc-Andre Fleury deserves to play in the NHL All-Star Game | Sporting News
But will he deserve to play in the playoffs all-star game?

Petry, Sekera should generate interest as deadline approaches | TSN
Two players that could really add to a team in need of top-four depth.

30 Thoughts: Kopitar deal priority for Kings |
Anze in LA and a bunch of other big market team stuff.

Dallas Stars On the Radar: Where They Are |
The Stars still think the pieces are there. They still believe they are a playoff team.

Officials Are an Endangered Species |
"We have a crisis on our hands..." If we don't get more refs, Tim Peel may never retire!

Watch junior player nearly decapitate himself with his own stick | The Hockey News
This is how I feel when I publish typos.

Boogie with The Noogie: The Easy Fix | Hockey Wilderness
Great level headed article about the Wild's recent struggles. After a 7-2 loss to Pittsburgh last night though, I wouldn't be surprised to find out Mike Yeo has been fired by the time you are reading this sentence.

Rumor Roundup: Senators searching for offense, Wild eye Ward | The Hockey News
This is just a rumor article but I think it's an interesting discussion point. If the Wild DO get Cam Ward, will that help them make the playoffs? Their goaltending has been atrocious, but would a change between the pipes be enough? Is Ward still good enough to help them save their season? I don't think he's a good long term option but at this point, it's worth a shot. Missing the playoffs would be a major step back for the Wild as a franchise.