Tuesday's Dump & Chase: Welcome Back, Jordin Tootoo

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Our around-the-league notes begin this morning with an article on the return tonight's return to Nashville by Jordin Tootoo, as a Detroit Red Wing. What's the Over/Under on the number of Tootoo Train whistles we hear tonight at Bridgestone Arena?

Nashville Predators News

Smashville 24/7 - Top moments of Preds-Wings rivalry
What better way to get ready for Predators/Red Wings tonight than with a few memories from Pete Weber?

Puck Daddy chats with Nick Spaling about Nashville Predators, catching the Blackhawks and his war against lettuce | Puck Daddy
Meet Nick Spaling, lettuce hater.

Colin Wilson Plays 200th NHL Game | Predlines
A minor milestone, but Willy's playing his best hockey these days.

Boclair: Weber’s lack of offense takes Norris off table | Nashville City Paper
With Erik Karlsson lost to injury, and Shea Weber off to a slow start offensively, the race for the 2013 Norris is wide open.

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Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Jordin Tootoo returns to Bridgestone, as a Red Wing | The Tennessean
Regardless of any bitter feelings towards the end of his time here, Jordin Tootoo remains one of the most storied figures in Nashville Predators history.

Red Wings-Predators set-up and overnight report: Hello again, Nashville - The Malik Report - Kukla's Korner
An exhaustive look at what's going on with the Red Wings heading into tonight's game.

Manny Malhotra, injury, and risk: Do players need to be saved from themselves? | Backhand Shelf
The line between sacrifice for the team and foolhardiness can be a blurry one.

KHL.RU - official site - All-clear for Arena Traktor
The arena in Chelyabinsk which suffered some damage from the meteor strike has been given the go-ahead, so Traktor (featuring former Predator Andrei Kostitsyn) can host upcoming games in the KHL playoffs.

KHL.RU - official site - The quest for Gagarin Cup glory – Western Conference, round one
Speaking of KHL playoffs, here's a preview of one side of the bracket, featuring Alexander Radulov's CSKA Moscow vs. Lev Prague.

Zeitgeist: Russian Hockey Superboy Arrives Via Meteor - Lighthouse Hockey
Is this hockey's Sidd Finch?

Ty Ulmer: Making the Biggest Save of His Life - The Hockey Writers
This story is a-freaking-mazing. It reminds me of in my life when playing hockey became more than just a game, but a much-needed exercise in self-improvement on a number of levels.

Max Pacioretty scores on center ice dump-in, courtesy of Cam Ward’s gaffe (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy
Save this for the year-end blooper reel...

Jerry Buss dies: Remembering his time as Los Angeles Kings owner - SBNation.com
The Los Angeles Lakers' owner was a hockey guy, too.

UK Hockey Team Ditches New American Owner After It Turns Out He's A Registered Sex Offender - Deadspin
Yikes, I think we can all feel a little bit better about the Boots Del Biaggio thing.

New York Rangers News: Darroll Powe Diagnosed With Concussion - Blueshirt Banter
Tough news for the depth forward who was brought over from Minnesota via trade earlier this season.

Ranking the Top Tournaments in Olympic Hockey History - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
Around these parts, 2010 was pretty amazing given the Shea Weber vs. Ryan Suter gold medal game.

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