Friday's Dump & Chase: 700 Club

546 to go, Filip. Let's go.

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"Racing" Ryan Ellis Meets "Hockey" Ryan Ellis | Nashville Predators
It all came to a head when Tampa fans were threatening to murder the hockey Ryan Ellis on twitter.

Elite young defensemen adapting to NHL faster than ever - Washington Times
As flashy as the young forwards coming in to the league are, their counterparts on defense are just as impressive.

Outdoor games such as the Winter Classic and Centennial Classic worthy of the buzz |ESPN
We pooh-pooh them, but I would do something drastic to have one held in Nashville.

The Leafs are a ‘dangerous team,’ and they’re making a run at a playoff spot | ProHockeyTalk
Komarov and Kadri are indeed dangerous players with some impressive stickwork.

Memories of covering 'Alfie' -- TSN
The Senators retired Daniel Alfredsson's number on Thursday.

12 Greatest NHL Tweets of the Year: 2016 -
2016 wasn't all bad.

Are Flames Better Under Gulutzan? | The Hockey Writers
The numbers aren't encouraging for Flames fans.

Are Your Eyes Ready? The Ideal Visual Warmup for Goaltenders - InGoal Magazine
The Predators did a video feature a few years ago about this sort of exercise.

Thurkauf suspended - 2017 IIHF World Junior Championship - International Ice Hockey Federation IIHF
Switzerland's play at the junior level is a bit less than neutral.

U.S. Beats Russia, 3-2, at World Juniors | USA Hockey
Team USA won a tight game over Russia on Thursday, featuring a great effort from Preds Prospect Yakov Trenin. The Americans take on Canada tomorrow.