Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Shipping up to Boston

Have a look around the league before tonight’s game.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Predators Reassign Yakov Trenin to Milwaukee |
I'm sort of just [shrug emoji] at this point.

Other News & Notes

Q&A: Goalie mask artist David Gunnarsson on individuality in the NHL |
Goalie masks are so great. Sportsnet interviewed the man who paints most of them, who mentions in passing that he's made a retro mask for Pekka Rinne for the Winter Classic. If, y'know, we were wondering about the Winter Classic goaltending.

Five players looking for a fresh start in 2020 | ProHockeyTalk
I hadn't quite realized just how badly things have been going in New Jersey. :(

The Takeaway: At the midseason break | The Ice Garden
The Lindenwood Lions had so many goalie injuries that they played two separate forwards in net for games they didn't move or forfeit. First of all, eek; second of all, wouldn't you expect them to try a defender instead of a forward?

Lamoriello on Ho-Sang's future with Islanders: 'It’s in his hands now' |
Josh Ho-Sang is honestly a bit of a mystery to me. I think he's better than he's getting credit for being, but I don't know he is, y'know?

Five great NHL performances that are being overlooked | ProHockeyTalk
For once, for this kind of bit. the title does not lie and lead in to five great NHL performances that everyone is talking about but they’re pretending otherwise.

Goal by Goal: Team USA takes a 2-0 lead in the Rivalry Series | The Ice Garden
The Rivalry Series will resume in February.

Flames' Ward shows he's still learning with another costly failed challenge |
It's not Thanksgiving, but I would like to note that I am thankful for Lawrence Feloney.

Alex Ovechkin and Nicklas Backstrom both score in 900th career game together | Russian Machine Never Breaks
Milestone games are always more fun when they work out well for the player--or players--whose milestone it is.

Panthers Noel Acciari gets another hat trick | ProHockeyTalk
This feels like an extremely Colton Sissons way of adding to one's point totals.

Three players to watch on each 2020 World Junior Championship team |
This is interesting, but it also contains the sentence "At his best when he's allowed to roam like a buffalo." ?????

2020 NWHL All-Star Weekend to be held in Boston | The Ice Garden
I'm kind of offended by the remark that the NWHL was testing new markets holding the ASW in Pittsburgh and Minnesota, but only trying to expand the brand in Nashville. Give us a women's team!

Anyway, it's back at a NWHL rink this year.

Mike Smith's struggles continue as Oilers keep free-falling |
I still can't get over the part where the Oilers expected anything different here.

NHL Numbers: Red Wings historically bad start, Eichel's streak | ProHockeyTalk
At least we're not Red Wings fans.