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Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Wild Night...and not the good kind

Before round two with the Minnesota Wild, these links can help stave off the loss hangover

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NHL: Nashville Predators at Minnesota Wild
Someone must’ve praised this guy last night.
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Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators 2, Minnesota Wild 4: Pekka Rinne Can’t Do It All - On the Forecheck
Miss the game last night? Thinking of firing it up on the ol' DVR? DON'T! Read this instead! It was a sloppy, anemic night in Minnesota. Let’s hope the Predators can even the score tomorrow night at home!

Handing out Predators' (early) first-half superlatives
It's early.

Stu Grimson: From the Nashville Predators press box to the conference room
Maybe you've been wondering what's going on with Stu Grimson these days...

Around Hockey

St. Louis Blues - Dallas Stars - December 29th, 2017 |
We need the Blues to lose. We need them to lose a lot if we keep playing like this. That Tarasenko shot, though...

Latest NHL suspension is more an indictment of the game than it is of Rinaldo | The Hockey News
Zac Rinaldo has no place on the ice. This is a great article for anyone currently weighing the value or necessity of enforcers on the ice.

World Juniors Notebook: Slovakia stuns USA with late goal, Sweden stays perfect | The Hockey News
Upsets, perfection, and Eeli Tolvanen on American TV.

“If I Should Die….” | By Kendra Fisher
Just a reminder that you never actually know what a player is going through...and a subtle reminder that if you need help, you need to say something!

Ryan Kesler sends Matthew Tkachuk's mouthguard flying with right fist -
Two guys I don't like punching each other in the face? Yes, YES, YESSSSS!!!!!!!

Echoes of gold-medal collapse apparent in Canada's outdoor loss -
Great for USA hockey, but it makes it seem like Fabbro was the whole issue. SPOILER ALERT: he wasn't

Happy Anniversary

To my wife of ELEVEN years! Guess what we’re doing to celebrate? Why, headed to Smashville, of course!