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Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Happy New Year!

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I was going to do another open thread, but I thought that might cause people to never look for the links again. ;-)

Indonesians Countdown To The New Year Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

Smashville News:

Nashville Predators 6, Washington Capitals 3: Preds Win Big for Moms | On the Forecheck - Didn’t that feel great?!? Let’s keep the moms with the team through June!

Grimaldi scores, makes mom cry tears of joy | NHL.com - ”Rocco Grimaldi’s mom Susie sacrificed a lot so her son could reach the NHL, so it’s only fitting the Nashville Predators forward would pay her back on her first mom’s trip.” All the feel-good stories!

Predators Recall Forward Nicholas Baptiste from Milwaukee | NHL.com - Please come back soon, Kyle Turris and Colton Sissons.

Top 10 Preds Moments of 2018 | NHL.com - It’s nice to remember that there were many great things that happened in 2018.

Preds’ Moms “Over the Moon” to Join Sons on Road Trip | NHL.com - ”Colton Sissons is pretty sure he could put the puck in his own net, and his mother, Debbie, would still give a positive review of his game.” I wish her son was well enough to play. Sounds like the boys are pretty happy to have “mum” along for the trip.

This is from a bit ago. You may remember when Ryan Johansen got the painting of Doug (it was on a Beneath The Ice). Looks like little brother has one now too.

Central Division News:

Winter Classic between Bruins, Blackhawks promises to be spectacle - You know, I never thought about it, but rain would probably be a bigger issue than warmth for one of these, right?

‘That message had to get out there’: Why Stars GM Jim Nill agrees with the hockey aspect of Jim Lites critique, but not the tone | SportsDay - This and the players saying the CEO hadn’t said anything to them since last season remind me of the scene in “In and Out” when the bride is screaming at the groom. “Was there ANY OTHER TIME YOU MIGHT HAVE TOLD ME THIS?”

Dallas to host 2020 NHL Winter Classic, per report | SBNation.com - Now come on. If we’re going to Texas, there is no reason we can’t do one in Tennessee.

Other Hockey News:

Petrovic, Manning acquisitions proof Oilers don’t know how to fix this mess | TheHockeyNews - Did anyone else feel like they had started celebrating New Year’s early when they saw this trade announcement? What?

The 15 best NHL players of 2018 (PHT Year In Review) | Yahoo Sports - Coming in at number 12, our Big Finnish Reindeer!

Honoring the top hockey people of 2018 | ESPN - “We run through eight nominees who represent the triumphs and inspiration this year, and honor our hockey person of 2018.” Nice piece by Greg Wyshynski.

NHL New Year’s Resolutions: It’s good to have goals | TheHockeyNews - Another appearance by Pekka Rinne. I really feel that the team has yet to fully jump on board the #B2BVezina train. We’ll need to get Chris Mason going on Twitter here soon.