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Wednesday's Dump and Chase: Happy New Year's Eve

Canada and United States New Year's Eve junior showdown; The All-Star assigned to Norfolk of the All-Star Hockey League; Jamie Benn giveth, then Jamie Benn tweeteth that he wanteth to taketh away; Where will Antoine end up?; Panthers surprising everyone.

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Nashville Predators News

Predators try to turn back-to-back into positive | The Tennessean
Three points positively would be a great way to end the year.

Ellis And Jones Enjoy Locker Room Trash Talk On World Juniors | Penalty Box Radio
In case you missed it from yesterday.

Predators broadcaster hit in the head with a puck (Video) | Puck Daddy
Predators radio play-by-play voice Willy Daunic was hit in the head with a puck at Nashville's Tuesday morning skate.

Power play lets Blues down in key game at Nashville | FOX Sports

Good.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

U.S. readies for junior showdown vs. Canada by blanking Slovakia | ProHockeyTalk
What a great excuse to start drinking early.

Ducks’ Heatley clears waivers | ProHockeyTalk
There is still time for him to make the AHL All-Star Team!

The surprising development of the Florida Panthers | TSN
Fancy cats.

Far From Fixed | Hockey Wilderness
The Wild are a team on the verge of becoming irrelevant for a post-season push. It's not too late however, but what are the answers?

Bjorkstrand leads Denmark in historic shootout win over Switzerland | TSN
Fiala scored again.

Oilers halt 9-game slide with SO win over Kings | CBC Sports
Derek Roy for Oiler's MVP.

30 Thoughts: Coyotes' Vermette a wanted man | Sportsnet
In this week's 30 Thoughts Elliotte Friedman examines the Phoenix Coyotes' lost season and what it could mean for Antoine Vermette.

Jamie Benn Gives Stick to Dallas Stars Fan....Then Tweets He Needs It Back | Defending Big D
The Stars captain found himself with a little seller's remorse after handing his stick into the crowd.

What we learned in the NHL in 2014 | theScore
What did you learn?

David Rundblad showcasing improvement for the Blackhawks | Second City Hockey
As he begins to see more consistent playing time, David Rundblad is demonstrating improvement for the Chicago Blackhawks.

Zemgus Girgensons continues to lead All-Star voting, with 5 Blackhawks on his tail | theScore
In case you were wondering...

Antoine Vermette could make sense for Blackhawks, Canadiens | Puck Daddy
Hawks still need some help at center. They were 29 for 62 in faceoffs against the Preds two nights ago.

How ‘Road to the Winter Classic’ producer treated the loss of beloved Blackhawks’ equipment manager | ProHockeyTalk
"We chose to end it with Q's words, because no one could really come up with the kind of verbiage needed at the end of that show, other than Q."

So who's chilling in Rick Pracey's old office right now? | Mile High Hockey
What's going on behind the curtain of the amatuer scouting department in Denver?