Friday’s Dump & Chase: Insult to Injury

The Predators keep losing one-point games to teams with new coaches, infant goalies, and general strife...and then Ekholm gets sick...and then we had to see Scott Hartnell in orange.

Nashville Predators News

Predators Recall Tyler Gaudet from Milwaukee
Now that Colton Sissons has found his way to the injury club entrance, the Nashville Predators had to call Milwaukee to bring up Tyler Gaudet. He didn't play last night, but we will probably see him in action soon. Get to know a little bit more about him.

Nashville Predators 1, Philadelphia Flyers 2: Predators Drop Yet Another Road Game - On the Forecheck
It wasn't a late game, but if you happened to miss it because you were out taking pictures with Santa, Rachel K has your recap.

Preds Loan Eeli Tolvanen to Finland National Junior Team
If you're like me, you probably want more opportunities to see Eeli Tolvanen play hockey. Well, he will once again be playing for Finland at the World Juniors right after Christmas. The World Juniors last year was my first and best look at Tolvanen. Can't wait for more!

Fabbro Named to Team Canada's Roster for 2018 Spengler Cup - Boston University Athletics
Predators prospect Dante Fabbro will play for Team Canada this year. Did you catch him at the World Juniors last year?

Ceremonial Intensity

Around Hockey

As Ovechkin chases Gretzky’s goals record, can any blueliner ever catch Bourque? - TheHockeyNews
If P.K. Subban is going to have a shot, he's going to have to stay healthy.

Sabres can make best of bad situation with Berglund contract termination - TheHockeyNews
What would you do with the cap space?

Crosby on Ovechkin: 'He started yelling at me for some reason' -
I would have loved to have seen Alex Ovechkin fight Sidney Crosby.

Auston Matthews' Nutcracker advice: 'Let your emotions take over' -
The video clip of this performance was highly enjoyable. Who, from Nashville, do you think would fill these roles the best?

Top storylines to watch at the World Juniors -
If you're planning to watch, here are some things to look out for. I'm excited to see Jack Hughes in action.