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Friday’s Dump & Chase: Barrel Scrapings

Sure, there’s a bunch of stuff going on around the league, but it’s been too long since the Preds played and I’m feeling punchy.

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NHL: Nashville Predators at Columbus Blue Jackets Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Turris Logs First Practice, Set for Saturday Debut | Nashville Predators
Having two dedicated practices between the trade and his first game should be very helpful for Turris and the rest of the team.

Nico Hischier still adjusting to NHL life with Devils | North Jersey
I imagine having two rookies on a line with Taylor Hall isn't the best recipe for defensive success, no.

Tampa’s top line chasing NHL history -- TSN
It's time to remind everyone that "quarter pole" refers to the last quarter of the season.

'Take a deep breath': Evolution of Darnell Nurse one bright spot for Oilers this season - CBC
I believe Darnell Nurse belongs in the NHL, but you don't need 300 games to realize he isn't a top pairing guy. Or that they're running Oscar Klefbom out of town.

Global Series blog: Alex Kerfoot |
Kerfoot blogs on the happenings of his day off in Sweden. Also, Apple stores are awful in every country.

Emily Barber finds home on the ice with Georgia’s club hockey team | Online Athens
Great profile of Georgia's goaltender. Hopefully we'll see them at the SEC Championships at Ford Ice Center in February.

How fantasy football helps foreign players assimilate to American culture | ESPN
I would probably be just as useless at fantasy football.

Vadim Shipachyov saga finally ends for Vegas Golden Knights – ProHockeyTalk
"Everyone here was playing better than he was." Sure, Jan.

Olympics: Team USA's Tony Granato says NHL-type players on roster | USA Today
But how 'bout that Tolvanen kid?