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Friday's Dump & Chase: Going Shopping

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Today is Black Friday, and I assume that by the time you've read this I will have spent a truly embarrassing amount on electronics I totally and absolutely needed. If only David Poile could have stood in line outside of a store to exchange assets for that 1C at the top of all our Christmas lists... Hey, maybe he did. And when he got to the front of the line they said "Sorry, you just missed the last one. Edmonton took it."

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Nashville News & Notes

A short analysis of NHL prospects in the SHL - Eyes On The Prize
EOTP did a bit of number-crunching of the NHL prospect playing in the Swedish league. No analysis of Emil Pettersson, but you can see his peers.

Nashville Predators junior prospects continue the talent influx | Hockey's Future
A quick catch-me-up of what Nashville's prospects have accomplished this season.

Preds Guess Country Lyrics (11/25/15) Video | Nashville Predators
Just go watch this.

Chris Mason used role as backup goaltender to ready for new career as broadcaster | NHL.com
#HeyThanksForHavingMeGuys has a pretty good chance of turning his uncanny ability to find the camera into a good second career.

Hockey World: Would the Oilers trade Nugent-Hopkins for a top defenceman? | Edmonton Journal
Someone from Edmonton asked Trotz about Nashville needing a 1C versus a 1D, but the short comparison of Jordan Staal versus Leon Draisaitl is worth consideration.

Around the NHL

Steer: On cognitive bias, and avoiding harmful narratives in hockey | BSN Denver
Sure, I could look at Colorado rationally and decide they're a horrible team, but where's the fun in that?

Oilers' McDavid weeks 'ahead of schedule' in recovery | Sportsnet.ca
Stop me if you've heard this one before: star player appears to be ahead of schedule in recovery due to a broken clavicle.

Early playoff peek? | TSN
Saving you the trouble of reading, the chart has Nashville second in the division.

Sidney Crosby still isn't scoring and nobody knows why | CBSSports.com
It sounds like what Crosby really needs is a decent defenseman. Well, whattaya know...

McLellan on Oilers’ loss to ‘Canes: ‘That’s a really disappointing effort from our hockey club’ | ProHockeyTalk
McClellan discovers he did in fact sign on to coach the Edmonton Oilers.

Holiday specials: Six NHL players who could be traded this winter | USA Today
There are a lot of expensive players on this list.

NHL - Morning 3-on-3 -- Should the Montreal Canadiens be worried about Carey Price? | ESPN
I think we can say with certainty that running a goalie into the ground when they're having an injury issue may not be a good idea.