Wednesday's Dump & Chase: The Gambler

Last night was the annual Preds' Casino Night fundraiser. It's great fun, and I encourage you all to attend at some point. So in honor of that event...


That's a real player, right there. Not everyone has what it takes inside to be rocking the Google Glass at press conferences, and schooling the coach at the poker table. But that's what makes him special.

Off he goes, one of God's own prototypes. Too dangerous for mass production.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Calle Jarnkrok Fitting on Johansen's Wing - TSS
Jarnkrok has forced his way into and up the lineup for the last two seasons.

Who should be in Predators' goal: Rinne or Hutton? | Tennessean
Three options, and all of them are questionable. (Good stuff by Vingan)

This Month in Preds History: February - Nashville Predators - Features
The fact that Weber was still firing bullets up 7-0 in the third is awesome.

Other Hockey News

Blues' Jaden Schwartz scores with help from ref's skate (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
Sutherland's reaction is perfect. "Whelp... sh**."

Canes get pair of power-play goals to beat Jets 2-1 | News & Observer
And Carolina is making it harder and harder to acquire Eric Staal this spring.

On Hope - The Cannon
Many of these individuals are Browns fans.

Stamkos glad to put contract questions aside | and The Tampa Tribune
Great. Now go win some games.

Well, at least Devils forward Joseph Blandisi was honest about his terrible dive - Broad Street Hockey
"Refreshing. Still hilariously terrible though."

NHL -- Pierre LeBrun's Rumblings: Pittsburgh Penguins still looking to add before trade deadline | ESPN
Because the roster isn't top-heavy enough?

Canadian teams closing in on chance at Matthews - Article - TSN
Can't count out the Edmonton Oilers, who have the big-time experience in these kind of races.

30 Thoughts: Reeling Canadiens move on from embarrassing loss -
As good as this column is, watch the Coyotes/Habs highlights again.

Hockey player’s brother disapproves of penalty, nails referee in the groin with beer can | For The Win
Only hockey.

Welcome Mikkel Boedker to the trade rumor mill – ProHockeyTalk
If Arizona feels like giving up early this year, that's great news for us.

NHL Draft: Teams that should 'tank' for a shot at Auston Matthews -
1. Not Edmonton
2. Not Edmonton
3. Not Edmonton

Inside the NHL: Predicting Stanley Cup finalists and hottest player on trade market - ESPN Video
"Barry Melrose and Scott Burnside pick the two teams that will meet in the 2016 Stanley Cup finals, discuss which position and player will be most sought-after at the trade deadline and which player will be most overpaid for in a trade."

Not Hockey

Westminster Best in Show dog 2016: CJ the German Shorthaired Pointer wins -
The best of more than 3,000 good dogs.

Vital Weekday Breakfast Spots to Know in Nashville - Eater Nashville
Has anyone tried #1?

The R-Rated Superhero Movie That Kicked Our Asses Long Before Deadpool | Deadspin