Friday's Dump & Chase: January 1

2015 ended on an ignominious note, and I'm not really sorry to see it over with. Here's to a better 2016, bringing us all the health and happiness and first line centers we deserve. Take some aspirin.

Nashville News & Notes

Ranking Nashville's Defensemen: Who Is Untouchable? | Today's Slap Shot
They're all untouchable because Poile won't trade any of them and we're never going to get a center and we're going to miss the playoffs kthxbai.

Predators to Hold "Month of Awesome" Leading up to 2016 NHL® All-Star Game| Nashville Predators
I am in favor of winning stuff.

Nashville Predators: 2015 Year in Review | Nashville Predators
A few milestones from the past 365 days.

Preds, Bridgestone Arena preparing to host NHL All-Star Weekend | WMCTV
There maybe as many as 100-150 tickets released to the public. That doesn't seem like a lot.

Around Hockey

Report: Panthers, GM Dale Tallon agree to 3-year contract extension |
Outside of the Dave Bolland contract, I'd say it's pretty deserved.

Lou Lamoriello makes Hockey Sweden cancel WIlliam Nyalnder's media availability | The LeafsNation
This is tedious.

NWHL Advanced Stats: Pride Dominating Possession Battle | Today's Slap Shot
The Boston Pride lead the league in advanced statistics, which is unsurprising given their Olympians per 60.

U.S. Downs Denmark, 4-1, at World Juniors | USA Hockey
Team USA closed out the round robin with a victory over Denmark. They get back to work Saturday versus Czech Republic in the quarterfinal.

Hockey’s hits and misses from 2015 | TSN
Nashville's front office gets a shout out in this year end summary.

Women’s Winter Classic: Exhilaration, frustration and an injury scare | Puck Daddy
This first Women's Winter Classic ends in a 1-1 tie between the Boston Pride and Les Canadiennes de Montreal.

Luongo: Panthers have ‘come a long way in the last year’ | ProHockeyTalk
The Cats are having a pretty good season.

Quarter-final picture complete | IIHF
The matchups for the quarterfinals at the World Junior Championships and a look at the full schedule of the medal round.

Winter Classic has grown into an outdoor hockey festival | US News
I really want to make it to an outdoor game at some point.

Coyotes to bring hockey experience to Valley kids | KTAR
I'm not sure this is the most effective strategy to get kids interested in the game, but I give them props for the effort.