The dominoes are starting to fall in the NHL trade market.  I had speculated after the Preds and Jets made big deals earlier on that we might see movement get more intense in advance of the deadline, and now that appears to be happening.  By the time Monday rolls around we might not have any […]

Just a short one today as we head into the weekend – stay safe out there if you’re among those dealing with the harsh winter weather! The Islanders are for real, and yesterday showed that.  Getting goals from the defense is great, but what the Islanders have now that they didn’t have before are two […]

Here come the LA Kings.  They’ve put together six wins in a row after topping Colorado last night.  My only question is how do they just seem to catch fire at some random late-winter point each year and just go on a tear?  They have some seriously good players on that roster and when they’re […]

Some thoughts collected while my mind wanders as much as Anthony Bitetto’s gear… Pekka Rinne is in as fine a form as I’ve seen him.  Right now his body control is about as good as it has ever been.  You may have noticed that sometimes it looks like in the process of making a save […]

Ended up with a snow day here in Nashville yesterday, and even though weather still stinks out there, time to get back at it. The Sabres/Jets deal was only the tip of the iceberg, as now the Preds and Leafs have swapped some assets as well.  I had a chance to speak with Predators GM […]

Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli are headed back to Nashville in exchange for a 2015 1st round pick, Brandon Leipsic and Olli Jokinen. Quick thoughts on this trade: – This is a trade that tells me Ryan Ellis isn’t close to returning at all. – Jokinen was obviously expendable and fell out of favor. His […]

It hit me yesterday during a moment of the first period as Nashville took on Winnipeg.  The puck was in the right wing corner and Filip Forsberg was over there doing what he could to keep the play in his favor.  Suddenly Forsberg found his stick unavailable, on the wrong side of the defender’s body. […]


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