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Saturday's Dump & Chase: Bargaining

What sort of Finnish treats should we offer to the hockey gods in exchange for a clean bill of health for our goalies?

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NHL: Nashville Predators at Calgary Flames Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Predators Gaudreau, Irwin, Bitetto are healthy scratches itching to play | The Tennessean
The trio of scratches talk about their game day routine.

Kati Kotkaniemi is one proud mom | Montreal Canadiens
These articles are always so great.

How far can speed and work ethic take a team? - TheHockeyNews
If you like tortured idioms, this article is for you.

Mike Babcock open to using Nazem Kadri as his matchup centre again -
Having a designated shutdown line just seems like sabotaging your future success.

Reviewing Erik Karlsson’s start with Sharks – ProHockeyTalk
My first takeaway is that his icetime is really high.

'I owe my life to this game': Jordin Tootoo retiring from NHL | CBC News
Tootoo announced his retirement yesterday.

Jones practices, could return to Blue Jackets soon |
I'm not sure how you get approved for "a little bit" of contact, but it's good news.

Goaltenders say reduction in size of chest protectors is leading to more pain | ESPN
A few different goaltenders have commented on the lower amount of arm protection, but they've only had the new equipment about six weeks.

Flames' Gaudreau on McAvoy hit: 'I kind of brought it upon myself' -
Yes, how dare his head be in convenient elbowing range.

Maple Leafs: Can Auston Matthews do what has become unthinkable? | USA Today
He hasn't had any goals the past two games, so probably not.