Wednesday's Dump & Chase: The Return

James Neal returned to the line-up and the Predators returned to winning.

The Predators have had a rough patch with injuries lately, and no one has been safe from the IR list. James Neal's return to the line-up and a goal to boot was a much welcome confidence booster to break a two game loosing skid. Nashville will return to the road this week, and Matt Duchene will unfortunately return to Colorado.

Let the hate flow Nealer, let it flow.

Nashville News & Notes

Predators bounce back to beat Avalanche 4-3 - The Tennessean
The Predators had a lot going for them in this game. Viktor Arvidsson's post-goal celebration may even rival P.K. Subban's.

Predators wear Tennessee stickers on helmets after Sevier County wildfire | WKRN News 2
Growing up in East Tennessee I spent a lot of time in Gatlinburg and know many people who have been devastated by these fires. Nothing makes me more proud of this organization than seeing them reach beyond their city limits to help.

Nashville Predators' Pekka Rinne in Vezina Trophy Conversation -
Pekka has been outstanding lately, but the Vezina Trophy may just be a pipe dream now.

Around Hockey

Here's what every NHL team would look like in a 'Color Rush' inspired uniform | FOX Sports
They put Nashville in all navy because the "mustard yellow" is just too much, but apparently it looks good on the Penguins? Hopefully the NHL won't do this.

NHL All-Star Game voting: Crosby, Kane, McDavid, Price leaders by division - Yahoo Sports
As an active participate in all of last year's All-Star festivities, it all seems a little flat this year. However vote for Subban!

NHL -- Power Rankings - Montreal Canadiens climb back to No. 1, while Rick Nash keeps doing the dirty work for the No. 2 New York Rangers - ESPN
The Ducks have fallen so far from grace ESPN couldn't even be bothered to find their logo for this list.

From day job to NHL player: Emergency goalies turn dreams into reality - USA Today
All cap-crunch jokes aside, Chicago goes to some pretty impressive lengths to make things work. They might be the masters of the cap-crunch shuffle.

Should Taylor Hall get suspended for hit on Philip Larsen? -
I agree that this one is a tough call to make. It's clear that Hall tried to pull back, but it was too late, and the results were really unfortunate for Larsen.

NHL forms partnership with Dunkin' Donuts -
Because who doesn't want to buy coffee from David Backes?

Mite-sized hockey player had an NHL-worthy celebration after scoring a goal | For The Win
This kid is all of our hockey hopes and dreams.