Stuff to read today while preparing for the Holiday (and definitely not fighting traffic around Green Hills/Cool Springs/Opry Mills):
2 dead in Perry County, state of emergency declared | Tennessean
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency issued a Level III state of emergency in response to the severe weather that pushed through the region Wednesday night.
Barry Trotz lobbies for Nicklas Backstrom to be an NHL All-Star - The Washington Post
Washington's top-line center has 603 points in his career, but has never been named an all-star.
Doughty ‘surprised’ by how bad Pacific Division’s been this year | ProHockeyTalk
"Typically our division is one of the tougher ones."
NHL Blog Council: Gretzky's most breakable records and '12 Days of Christmas' terror - SBNation.com
Which of Gretzky's records will fall first? And which NHL player should we terrorize with birds?
Stars still reign in NHL Power Rankings - Article - TSN
Nashville checks in at #11, boasting the best score adjusted corsi (SAT) in the league.
2016 World Junior Championship: 12 things to watch | 2016 World Junior Championship
Sweden finna win this.
Struggles of Steven Stamkos, Phil Kessel among NHL surprises of 2015 | SI.com
"The Rise and Fall of Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning". Really? It's December. Watch out when they get Johnson and Palat back.
JIM HARBAUGH HAS GIFTS FOR YOU - Every Day Should Be Saturday
THE WORST CHRISTMAS EVER.