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Thursday's Dump & Chase: It's Arizona now.

That's right, we can't call this team "Phoenix" anymore. It's now officially Glendale's problem. So seamless as "Phoenix Coyotes" rolled off your tongue, purge that thought. Maybe the Vegas team name will be something cool and catchy. And if their new arena decor consists of oil paintings of Burt Reynolds, they will not be able to fail.

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Nashville Predators News

Fixing power play continues to be area of focus for Nashville Predators | FOX Sports
This is great; the team is overachieving, and we know things aren't perfect or close to it. Times aren't too bad around Nashville. But yeah, the power play is.

Preds Practice Ponderings: Dec. 10 | Nashville Predators
Today's fourth line = a line better than the third line last year. A Derek Roy sighting!

Losing Streak Reaches Six-Games; Ads lose 2-1 to IceHogs | Admirals Roundtable
Their power play isn't great either.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara nears return to lineup | The Patriot Ledger
His return to the lineup is slated against Chicago. Not that you all would be picking sides in that tilt.

Denver, Minnesota front-runners for Stadium Series game next season | SBNation.com
PLEASE let Denver get one before Minnesota. Hilarity will reign.

Bautista, Subban top most-mentioned Twitter lists | Sportsnet.ca
See? This is what playing in a series vs. the BROONS will do for you.

Centre ice: Ottawa Senators considering move to LeBreton Flats | Ottawa Citizen
"Still, when pressed about the possibility of a hockey arena, the foreign affairs minister said, "I’ve travelled quite a bit and I’ve never seen a major sports arena in the middle of nowhere." That man has never been to Starkville, MS. Or Remember the Richfield Coliseum? Heh.

Could Sidney Crosby's career-worst goal slump cost him scoring title? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
THE HORROR.

Wild's Marco Scandella suspended two games for illegal check to head | CBSSports.com
The Wild have been operating on Hammurabi's Code as of late.

Wild D Ballard leaves hospital, with facial fractures and concussion | TSN
See?

Five stats that illustrate Dallas’ woeful start | ProHockeyTalk
I think by woeful, the author means "GLORIOUS".

Testing Corsi Save Percentage | Puckology
You might want to grab a cup of coffee and take this into the afternoon. Heavy stuff, but worth a read.

C'Mon Ref: Why blood isn't the reason for high-sticking majors | TSN
Up next, Fraser will then tell you that Galileo was wrong and the Sun revolves around the Earth.

Garbutt slew-foots Byfuglien, gets NHL hearing | Sportsnet.ca
Ryan Garbutt is now the poor man's Matt Cooke. Just... awesome. Also, the article has a nice collection of Garbutt's work.

Returning Parents Can Tell Son Had Huge House Fire Over Weekend | The Onion
Rookie mistake.

...And Finally

Mysmiddag i Denver med en saknad broder @augustarjes #missed #you #bro

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