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Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Shark Infestation

An old rival visits Bridgestone Arena

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NHL: DEC 10 Sharks at Predators Photo by Danny Murphy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Tonight, the Predators are back at Bridgestone Arena to renew an old rivalry with the San Jose Sharks. This morning, my fellow OTFer Ann Kimmel and I did a full preview on the Locked On Predators podcast. You can listen to that here.

Predators goalie Connor Ingram makes NHL debut after personal struggles | Tennessean
Ingram's debut Sunday is one of the Preds' best feel-good stories of the past few seasons, and a good reminder that he's still someone who can develop into a key player for the Predators down the line.

"Addiction" by Colin Wilson | The Players' Tribune
The long-time Predator opens up about his struggles with drug addiction, and how the death of his friend -- former NHLer Jimmy Hayes -- led him to speak publicly about his battle. All the best to Colin on his recovery.

Other Hockey Happenings

What if there’s no way to save these Blackhawks? | Second City Hockey
For as much as fans talk about the Preds' current situation, the one playing out in Chicago right now is ten times worse. The Blackhawks are a team in desperate need of retooling run by an old guard feeling the pressure to "go for broke." It's obviously too early to tell if this is a just a cold start (remember, the Penguins were seemingly in this exact same spot just months before their first of two straight Cup runs), but if the Hawks don't improve soon, you're going to see some massive changes in the Windy City.

RIVALRY ON LIFE SUPPORT | Winging It In Motown
Speaking of the Blackhawks, this is an interesting breakdown from our Red Wings' SBNation sister site on the fall of the Chicago-Detroit rivalry, once considered one of the fiercest and most heated in the entire NHL.

Make Way for Red Wings Rookie Lucas Raymond | The Hockey News on Sports Illustrated
You're looking at a guy who might be the early front-runner for the Calder.

‘It’s been nuts.’ Zamboni goalie David Ayres is back in demand. | The Star
For Monday night’s game at PNC Arena, the Hurricanes — in an example of good marketing and/or excellent trolling — invited Ayres to relive that glory....

This reaction from Nico Daws mom after his first NHL win will warm your heart | Bardown
Moms are the best.