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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Holiday Cheer

Is it a coincidence that Carolina’s colors are basically the same colors that Santa wears? I THINK NOT.

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Nashville Predators News

Predators: Kyle Turris making an instant impact in Nashville
ICYMI: That Turris guy is good. Also, with children named Beckett, Teddie, and Cooper, I feel like they'll fit into Nashville just fine.

Central Division Roundup

Corey Crawford's stats place Blackhawks goalie among best in NHL | Chicago Tribune
That's cool and all, but they're still floating right on that outside edge of a playoff spot. They're in the 7th seed right now, but just 2 points ahead of the 9th place team.

Colorado Avalanche beat Pittsburgh Penguins: Three stars, seven takeaways | Denver Post
Because I daresay it's always a good day when the Pens lose, even when it's at the hands of a fellow Central division team.

Dallas Stars: Why the Stars are having trouble being a consistent team this season | SportsDay
"We wanna score dem goals but coach is also tellin' us we gotta play defense".

A milestone for Brodziak with 800 NHL games |
Congrats on 800 NHL games, Kyle!

Over The Boards: Sticking with the kids starting to pay off for Jets | Toronto Star
That, and not having Byfuglien in the lineup helps their Handsome/60.

Around the Hockeyverse

31 Thoughts: New York Islanders arena deal a massive victory | Sportsnet
A new arena deal for the Isles isn't changing Tavares' mindset, more on the troubles in Ottawa, and how Scott Darling is moving on from an 8-1 rear-end-beating at the hands of this week's 31 Thoughts.

Former hockey fighters to struggling ex-NHL enforcer: 'you're not alone' | CBC News
Another sad story of a former NHL fighter struggling with drugs and currently being homeless. It's great to see some his former fighting opponents reaching out and asking him to let them help him. I sincerely hope he is able to accept this help soon and begin the process of becoming whole again.