Christmas Eve Dump & Chase: Hug your neighbor

Storms ripped through our blessed state last night, killing 2 people in Perry County. Wayne County also sustained some damage, and plenty of people around the area are without power. Take a moment to pass along your thoughts, prayers, good energy, etc.

Stuff to read today while preparing for the Holiday (and definitely not fighting traffic around Green Hills/Cool Springs/Opry Mills):

2 dead in Perry County, state of emergency declared | Tennessean
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency issued a Level III state of emergency in response to the severe weather that pushed through the region Wednesday night.

Barry Trotz lobbies for Nicklas Backstrom to be an NHL All-Star - The Washington Post
Washington's top-line center has 603 points in his career, but has never been named an all-star.

Doughty ‘surprised’ by how bad Pacific Division’s been this year | ProHockeyTalk
"Typically our division is one of the tougher ones."

NHL Blog Council: Gretzky's most breakable records and '12 Days of Christmas' terror -
Which of Gretzky's records will fall first? And which NHL player should we terrorize with birds?

Stars still reign in NHL Power Rankings - Article - TSN
Nashville checks in at #11, boasting the best score adjusted corsi (SAT) in the league.

2016 World Junior Championship: 12 things to watch | 2016 World Junior Championship
Sweden finna win this.

Struggles of Steven Stamkos, Phil Kessel among NHL surprises of 2015 |
"The Rise and Fall of Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning". Really? It's December. Watch out when they get Johnson and Palat back.

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