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Friday's Dump & Chase: Talking about Goalies

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Thanks to Mike Babcock's tirade about low scoring games, the entire hockey world is abuzz with ideas for how to fix this alleged problem. Nobody tell him they traded away their goal scorer, okay?

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Nashville News & Notes

How can we measure a goalie’s rebound control? Examining Pekka Rinne and James Reimer. | Hockey Graphs
All hail Rinne's glove.

What's Going On With Stevie Moses | Today's Slapshot
Daniel Lavender lends the Milwaukee perspective on what's the hold-up in Milwaukee for some of the Preds' prospects.

Preds Sign 2015 Fourth Rounder Carrier to Entry-Level Deal | Nashville Predators
Alexandre Carrier currently wears the C for the Gatineau Olympiques and has been having himself quite the year.

Predators, NHL discuss potential of bigger nets | The Tennessean
Pekka Rinne weighed in on the bigger net idea.

Draft picks don't often make Predators pay for moving on | Nashville Post
Clearly the key is to never trade anybody.

Around the NHL

Karl Alzner Doesn't Believe In Analytics And That's Fine | Japers' Rink
With some cameos from Barry Trotz and a consultant hired by the Preds a couple of years ago.

Has the NHL’s new faceoff rule increased goal scoring? | Hockey Graphs
More numbers showing that faceoffs don't necessarily impact scoring that much, but I can't help twitching every time they lose another one.

Goalies improve with new skates made by Bauer, VH Footwear: Unmasked | NHL.com
Instead of fixing their pads, we should handcuff these new leaps in goalie skate technology.

Keith Yandle Is The Best Offensive Defenseman The Rangers Have Since Brian Leetch - Blueshirt Banter
I'll buy it. But what about Kevin Klein?

Q&A: Peter Karmanos Jr. reflects on his hockey legacy | Detroit Free Press
A very interesting interview with Peter Karmanos Jr, particularly about junior player development.

Youthful Marlies outperforming outlook as Toronto’s team to watch | The Globe and Mail
Toronto's AHL team has been pretty good for a while; the trick will be to transition that success up to the big club. Is Babcock the key to oversteeping yet another group of prospects? Stay tuned.

World Cup of Hockey: Team Europe begins building process | SI.com
Just tell me when I can buy a Roman Josi Team Europe jersey.

Youth being served across the National Hockey League | Arizona Sports
The cap has forced teams to give their younger players a chance, to great success.

Kings' Quick has solution to increase scoring: reduce size of goalies' gear | LA Times
One goalie's perspective. Sounds like the guy in charge of regulating this stuff has too much work on his hands.

Colin Campbell says goalie pads will be smaller by 2016-17 | Sportsnet.ca
But how will this affect Rinne's glove?

Sputtering Blackhawks in need of another November reign | Chicago Sun-Times
The Blackhawks have meandered along in a poor start to the season that happens to be identical to last year's record. That sounds kinda familiar.