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Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Homeward Bound

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The Preds will be heading home before the holidays.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators 4, Boston Bruins 3 (OT) Game Recap: Preds Finish Road Trip with Big Win in Boston | On the Forecheck
I genuinely do feel bad for Jaroslav Halak after that third goal. Not bad enough to hope he didn’t allow a fourth, obviously, but bad.

Other News & Notes

McDavid, Ovechkin, MacKinnon, Pastrnak voted NHL All-Star Game captains | NHL.com
Nobody has the imagination to vote for anyone other than Connor McDavid, who's obviously going to go anyway, as the Pacific captain, huh.

Lafreniere leads Canada's finalized 2020 World Junior Championship roster | Sportsnet.ca
I'll take "the extremely obvious" for $200, Alex.

NWHL names Michelle Picard as next Deputy Commissioner | The Ice Garden
I'm not sure how I feel about the NWHL turning to former players for league-management roles. I know the NHL does it, but I also know I don't like it with the NHL.

Canucks' Josh Leivo out two to three months with fractured kneecap | Sportsnet.ca
Yikes. Not great for either him or the Canucks.

Eichel returns to Sabres lineup and records point in 18th consecutive game | ProHockeyTalk
The NHL's decision to count point streaks as broken when a player misses a game is an odd one.

Why separating McDavid and Draisaitl isn't the answer to Oilers' depth issues | Sportsnet.ca
It is truly incredible to me just how bad the Oilers are.

Mantha injured, Red Wings vs. Maple Leafs | ProHockeyTalk
The Wings-Leafs game deteriorated into a mess.

PWHPA announces Philadelphia Dream Gap Tour stop | The Ice Garden
The PWHPA is checking out a new market.

Wild could host Jets in potential 2021 Winter Classic matchup | Sportsnet.ca
I think the NHL would be setting a really bad precedent to give the next Winter Classic game to the team whose fanbase whined the loudest about how unfair it was that they didn't get to be in the most recent one.

Landeskog fights Gilbert; Duncan Keith hit | ProHockeyTalk
I really feel like someone should perhaps clarify to Landeskog that you can't win hockey games by single combat.

Capitals, Braden Holtby to resume contract talks after season | Sportsnet.ca
"Ever-present" is certainly one phrase for Holtby's performance this season. He might also want to not be negotiating right now.

NWHL Stock Report: Another brick in the Walther | The Ice Garden
The Metropolitan Riveters exist to try my patience and slide past my genetic loyalty to Brooklyn-based sports teams (I know they're not in Brooklyn any more, but they started there). Help your goalie out, y’all.

Happy Hanukkah, happy belated Solstice (I forgot it was actually on the 21st this year), and if you, like the Preds, are traveling today or soon, safe travels!