Found October 05, 2013 on Barry Melrose Rocks:
Welcome to the weekend edition of Puck Dumps. It's like the week day edition, but you won't read it until Monday! The Top Line It's a three way tie! Multiple stories had multiple outlets giving them "top story" status. The Senators topped the Sabres in a thrilling 1-0 battle. ESPN, Yahoo! The Local Take  In a battle between two of the top draft choices from this summer, Nathan McKinnon's Avs defeated Seth Jones' Predators, Sports Illustrated, NHL.Com, The Local Take Lastly, Canada seems awfully proud of the Jets knocking off the Kings. Oddly enough, the Winnipeg Free Press made me work to find the story TSN, CBC, The Local Take   Scoreboard Ottawa 1, Buffalo 0 - One goal so far for the Sabres. Have we considered that they might not be very good? Oh, we have? Detroit 3, Carolina 2 (OT) - Stephen Weiss, the Red Wings acquisition that nobody remembered, scored the game winner. At this pace, the Red Wing will go undef...

The Seth Jones Journey Begins

from Katie Baker of Grantland, The Nashville Predators are notoriously methodical about player development, particularly on defense. It's assumed that would-be Predators will first spend significant time with the team's AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals. In the franchise's history, only one player, Scott Hartnell, made the roster in his draft year. Until...

LEFTGOVERS: Preds vs. Avs – game 2

Here are your leftover thoughts (a/k/a “Leftgovers”) for last night’s game. Nashville Predators vs. Colorado Avalanche SITE: Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado DATE: Friday, October 4, 2013 FINAL: Avs win 3-1 (RECAP) * Nashville’s Seth Jones (4th overall) and Nathan MacKinnon (1st overall) started the game for their respective teams. It was the first time (of many to come)...

Jones, MacKinnon meet for first time in NHL

Highly touted prospects Nathan MacKinnon and Seth Jones will meet for the first time at the NHL level on Friday night in Colorado...

Preds lose second in a row, possibly key cog on defense too

The Nashville Predators dropped a 3-1 decision to the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night but, despite the loss, there were positives. Rookie defenseman Seth Jones looked completely comfortable in just his second NHL game, the power play showed flashes of what it can do and goaltender Pekka Rinne rebounded from a poor performance last night with a 33-save outing and second star of...

Predators' 0-2 record doesn't reflect improvement

There are a couple of ways to look at the Predators’ first two games. One is the optimist’s view. Nashville didn’t play all that poorly and in some ways outplayed its two opponents — St. Louis and Colorado. The pessimist’s view would be that a team with a bevy of offensive questions before the season scored only three goals and is winless. If the Predators play like...

Avalanche tops Predators, improves to 2-0

It wasn't the goal party of Wednesday's season-opener but when the final horn sounded there was still the same celebratory feel inside the Pepsi Center Friday night. Don't look now but Patrick Roy's Avalanche team is 2-0 after Friday's 3-1 win over the Nashville Predators. The Avs rode P.A. Parenteau's two goals to the tough win needing an empty-net goal...

Tonight officially puts last season in the past for Predators

It cannot be denied. Even the biggest Nashville Predators homer has to accept the fact that last year was an absolute nightmare. A team that had made the playoffs seven of the previous eight seasons (and, the one time they didn’t, were in it until the final days) expects nothing less than a competitive team. Instead, the Predators were everything but. They tied for the fewest...
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