Friday's Dump & Chase: Gold Friday

The Preds are looking to wrap up a successful homestand this afternoon in a weirdly timed matinee tilt versus the Winnipeg Jets. Hopefully the team Thanksgiving dinner at the Johansen residence was a success and there were no turkey-related mishaps. I don't really trust turkey fryers.

Around Hockey

Predators heating up as season's first quarter ends | The Tennessean
If their road record can improve, they should be well set in the race to the playoffs.

Preds Help Nashville Families Give Thanks | Nashville Predators
Always good to see the team working in the community.

Thanksgiving standings offer a snapshot of Stanley Cup contenders, pretenders | ESPN
I don't agree with this nearsighted characterization of Forsberg's play, but if he is truly taking fewer shots that may be a concern, assuming it isn't related to the team's struggles as a whole.

A tale of two intermission interviews: Hockey Night in Canada vs. Fox Sports Sun - Pension Plan Puppets
It's trying times for the hockey viewers north of the border, and not just because of the teams on the ice.

Lightning to replace fan's phone punched by J.T. Brown | Tampa Bay Times
He really should get fined by the league for an altercation with a fan, but except for Bettman being in the house I can only assume no one from the NHL has seen any footage from the game.

Why has Joe Thornton stopped shooting the puck? -- TSN
That is very strange.

Deadline target? Iginla will ‘cross that bridge when it comes’ | NBC Sports
Precisely which Cup contender will look to acquire Jarome Iginla for a defenseman?

Dallas Stars: Why Stars' Patrick Sharp is thankful for NHL's efforts to change its culture on concussions | Dallas News
"Guys want to play, but they need to realize that life is bigger than one game, and coming out is the best thing for you."

NHL is set to take its place on the Las Vegas Strip - Las Vegas Sun News
McPhee spoke with David Poile, which is certainly something to imagine.

Stars emerge in NHL season's first quarter - CBC
Is Shea Weber the most unknown highly decorated Canadian hockey player ever? Hot take dragon as you see fit.

Hockey fans agree, thanks to Vegas, Twitter finally funny - Hockey Wilderness
But how long will it last?

Larsson and Klefbom thriving in Edmonton | The Hockey News
Edmonton's defense isn't exactly Nashville's, but I am pro-acquisition of Swedish defensemen.