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Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Post Holiday Blues

While most of us might be sulking now that the holidays are over, here’s hoping the Preds are refreshed and ready to bounce back against the St. Louis Blues.

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Hockey News & Notes

How the Nashville Predators avoid peaking too early | The Tennessean
The return of Ryan Ellis is bound to shake things up, and honestly it can’t come soon enough!

Blues feeling fresh heading into matchup with Preds | FOX Sports
The Blues have done this weird thing where they like to start Carter Hutton against the Preds and hopefully they’ll continue that trend so the Preds can knock this one out and bounce back to their winning ways.

Sorry Hutts, nothing personal.

Guide to the World Junior Championships | OnTheForecheck
LedgerSko breaks down everything you need to know about watching the World Juniors.

Maple Leafs legend Johnny Bower dead at 93 | CBC Sports
A sad day in the hockey world but what a life and a true hockey legend.

Hall of Famer Paul Kariya brought the NHL one of its first Asian stars | NBC News
Does anyone else ever wonder what Kariya could have done for the Preds longterm if the whole sale thing would have never happened?

What we learned in the NHL over the last week of play | LA Times
“The initial increase in scoring, fueled by a crackdown on slashing, appears to be slowing.” Yeah, I wasn’t convinced that would last.

The 20 best NHL players of 2017 (PHT Year In Review) | ProHockeyTalk
This is a list and’s something. The Prince of Nashville makes an appearance but he’s definitely not in the right spot.

Top NHL stories, people to follow in 2018 | NHL
Every time I read “Pittsburgh Penguins Three-peat”...

Sabres owner Terry Pegula: 'Pretty obvious our team in the NHL needs some goal-scoring' | The Buffalo News
Does Terry Pegula know anything about hockey other than he owns a team?