Monday's Dump & Chase: Great Adventures in Fan Voting!

From here forth, let's all recognize the dangers of fan voting. In the day and age when motivated people have computers, your precious poll is in danger of giving you a result you are not prepared for. Let us all recognize this in honor of our martyred all-star, John Scott. Our friends over at M

No rant & poll this weekend. I'm too happy to be upset about stuff. Plus, I have today off from work. If you also have today off, go out to lunch or dinner and tip someone very well if you can. He or she will appreciate it.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Predators Weekly Player Grades - Hutton Shines - TSS
Spot on. I'm for swapping Jarnkrok with Smith in the lineup.

Beneath the Ice (S2:E7) A New Year Arrives (01/17/16) Video - NHL VideoCenter - Nashville Predators
Seen Mike do this at the Room in the Inn for a few years. It doesn't get old.

Predators mailbag: Should team worry about goaltending? | Tennessean
"Starter Hutton" was pretty great. Was that one of you?

Other Hockey News & Notes

Islanders' Grabovski ejected for boarding Henrik Sedin |
Not a great look, Grabbo. Turn your ringer on tomorrow.

Oilers extend Cam Talbot with 3-year, $12.5 million deal | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
"Step right up, Cam Talbot, you’re the next contestant on "Who Wants To Be the Edmonton Oilers Solution In Goal?"

Thumbs to Blackhawks, mid-season surprises and disappointments - Article - TSN
The team of current Blackhawks vs. ex-Blackhawks would be fun. I wish they would both lose, TBH.

Recap: Divide and Conquer - Caps Beat NYR 5-2, Own Metropolitan Division - Japers' Rink
The class of the NHL: Washington.

Caps beat Rangers after Braden Holtby leaves early with dehydration - The Washington Post
It's too early for a Mitch Korn goalie to be taking an IV, right?

‘Hawks tie franchise record with 11th straight win – ProHockeyTalk
Also, the Canadiens continue their downward spiral, and prove that they are "just Carey Price".

Kucherov’s two goals lift Lightning to fifth straight win | and The Tampa Tribune
Nashville has a chance to do what Tampa Bay is doing... and that's getting hot to finish the year. The Bolts are gaining steam.

Gary Bettman’s ugly arena greed meets its match in Calgary | New York Post
The poor Canadian dollar won't help this situation.

Hockey couple Ben and Jenny Scrivens both star in net on the same night -
Best couple, or best couple?

WATCH: Michigan-Ohio State hockey game ends with vicious punch -
Cutler Martin just got a call welcoming him to HC Vityaz Chekhov.

It'll never be Nassau, but Islanders fans warming up to new home -
This will be a fun, 4 year vacation from Long Island.

Steve Downie Placed on Waivers - Bryan Bickell Clears - TSS
Pretty much, what we wanted to have happen... happened.

Not Hockey

Charlotte Avenue's L&L Property Slated for Factory of Nashville Marketplace - Eater Nashville
The Charlotte Avenue area is about to be really, really swell. Hey, we already have a FLIP and an ML Rose down that way. Good? I think so.

Internet makes fun of hapless Seattle Seahawks with a ton of Crying Michael Jordan memes |
It was inevitable after the Carolina Panthers went up 31-7.

Do you approve of the Mike Mularkey hire? - Music City Miracles
The fans have spoken, and this hire has been met with overwhelming approval.