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Sunday's Dump & Chase: Healthy Skepticism

I don't know what to expect out of this team on any given night any more. In the afternoon, twitter is chattering about players on cold streaks, and that night they have a multi-point game. My strategy is to expect the worst, right down to the last thirty seconds of the game. It makes the standing ovation (and the frosty, and the coffee, and the goo goo cluster) that much sweeter.

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Nashville News & Notes

Predators Doing Everything Except Winning - TSS
For those of us who enjoy moral victories.

Predators forwards rank near bottom of NHL in goals | The Tennessean
This is just dire.

NHLer Ryan Ellis launches charity to support Hamilton parks | Flamborough Review
That's a pretty cool idea for a charity. Kudos.

Joel Ward catches up with Nashville youth Malik Johnson | Mercury News
The Preds played the Sportsnet feature on the duo during intermission during Saturday's game.

Offer could re-open A-Game for several more weeks | The Tennessean
The situation continues to stink.

Around Hockey

Wild GM maintains Yeo's job is safe despite backslide | theScore
As mockworthy as Winnipeg's apparent refusal to do stuff is, Minnesota gives them a run for their money.

Observed stats are bad, regressed stats are good | HockeyAnalysis
If anyone would like a lesson on applying mathematics to our counting stats.

How Dan Hamhuis’ face was rebuilt following devastating slap shot | Global News
[Video] The 3D x-ray images are pretty shocking.

Blues could host Blackhawks in 2017 Winter Classic | STL Today

Shayne Gostisbehere is scoring at a better pace than any defenseman in quite some time | Sons of Penn
Ghost-bear for Norris, I guess.

Women's Hockey Notebook: Amanda Kessel returns; Inferno 'Start the Spark' | Puck Daddy
Amanda Kessel is incredible. I hope she's fully healthy and able to play for a long, long time.

Malcolm Subban transported to hospital after taking puck to throat | Stanley Cup of Chowder
Oof. Get well soon, Malcolm.

Brad Marchand wins game for Bruins on controversial penalty shot | CBSSports
At least we got an amazing reaction gif from Bylsma out of it.

Andrew Cogliano is carrying on the NHL's ironman tradition | ESPN
I am deeply suspicious of ironman streaks, much like single franchise goalie records, but this is very impressive.

Ottawa Senators winger Ryan Dzingel glad he chose hockey over baseball | Ottawa Sun
"No one really cared about hockey in Chicago," the slick Senators winger said hours before suiting up for his second NHL game Saturday. "They always asked me why I played hockey. Some of the kids’ dads would always say it wasn’t a sport."