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Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: New Year, New Streak

I like this streak a lot better than the last one. Here’s to a better year than last for all of us, too.

NHL: Philadelphia Flyers at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News:

Predators Reassign Nicholas Baptiste, Place Kyle Turris on IR - NHL.com
Kyle Turris going back on the injured reserve is just bad news for the team. At least Kevin Fiala has been stepping up on the second line in his absence.

Predators Claim Phillip Di Giuseppe On Waivers from Carolina - NHL.com
The injuries are piling up, but I'm not sure I see the plan here. Nothing particularly stands out about Di Giuseppe, but maybe he has hidden depths. We're putting together a closer look at the Preds' most recent acquisition.

[Video] P. K. Subban previews ‘The P.K. Project’ with Mike Tirico | NBC Sports
I think Greg Wyshynski sums it up best:

Everyone Else:

World Juniors Recap Day 6: New Year’s Eve set up some intriguing quarter-final games - Raw Charge
Lauren Kelly’s great World Juniors recaps continue. The latest: stomach flu, a rough day for Canada, lots and lots of penalties, and...Kazahkstan? Listen, my apologies to Denmark, but I know who I’m cheering for in the relegation round.

Bruins beat Blackhawks in 2019 Winter Classic – ProHockeyTalk
You know, as much as we complain about how many outdoor games the Blackhawks get, the only time they’ve actually won one it was against the Penguins. Maybe we should actually be petitioning Bettman to let them play every game outside, and then hold the draft lottery outside too?

Calgary Flames, Winnipeg Jets to play outdoor game in Regina in 2019 - Sportsnet.ca
I'm really not sure why they're holding the game in Regina, Saskatchewan instead of Atlanta, Georgia, but you do you, NHL.

Devils place Taylor Hall on injured reserve with lower-body injury - Sportsnet.ca
Taylor Hall being injured would be worse news if the Devils were in the playoff race again this season. As it is, this is probably rougher news for Devils fans than Devils management, as long as the injury isn't too severe--hopefully it's not.

Biggest stories in women’s hockey in 2018 - The Ice Garden
Another 2018 roundup from The Ice Garden with a more news-y angle to the highlights. If you, like me, are more likely to catch up on women's hockey news in bunches instead of following it as it happens, this is a great refresher and maybe a place to catch something you missed the first time.

Mark Stone says contract talks are about to heat up with Senators | Ottawa Citizen
Mark Stone says he wants to stay with the Ottawa Senators. I guess it really does take all kinds.

Gary Bettman says he hasn't talked to Stars about Lites' comments - Sportsnet.ca
The fact that Bettman thinks "we're never going to condone profanity" is the statement he needs to be making sums up so much about his time as NHL commissioner. It's not about the profanity, Gary. (Okay, maybe it's a little bit about the profanity.)