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Friday’s Dump & Chase: Here Comes the Sun

Okay, maybe not today, but yesterday was the shortest day of the year. It gets better from here!

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Turris trade turns so-so season into something special | The Nashville Ledger
Okay, let's not go too nuts here.

Trotz challenged Ovechkin to skate: 'There was too much glide in his game' -
I'm not sure if Trotz is blaming the glide on the getting married or the not being married, to be honest.

Sabres owners purchase women’s league Buffalo Beauts – ProHockeyTalk
Finally, the Pegulas own a championship team.

Is the 'Vegas Flu' real? Inside the Golden Knights' stunning home success | ESPN
I'm a bit skeptical of the idea that all the visiting teams are hanging out in the casinos until 3 AM, but there is some really interesting stuff here. As someone with respiratory issues, Vegas isn't the greatest place.

Chores can wait: Mahura happy with quick return to Canadian juniors | CTV News
Mahura is Fabbro's injury replacement for Team Canada in the World Junior Championships.

SpongeBob meets hockey with Nick’s ties to NHL Winter Classic - New York Business Journal
I'm always interested to see what sort of random marketing deals spring up with the NHL.

LA Kings to Honor Dustin Brown Prior to December 28th Game | Los Angeles Kings
No, they're not giving him the captaincy back.

U.S. makes final cuts for Olympic women's hockey roster | Grand Forks Herald
The final roster won't be officially revealed until New Year's Day, but the rumored cuts are causing a huge stir.

Oilers plan to use healthy Andrej Sekera in all situations -
I wouldn't expect too much out of him that quickly.

Hayley Wickenheiser says female hockey players losing dressing room to boys' team is 'crap' -- CBC News
The proposed "options" are an office or the referees' room--and the refs say they won't cover the facility’s games if they do the second.

USA Hockey Signs Partnership With Chipotle Mexican Grill | USA Hockey
Speaking of random marketing deals.