Sunday's Dump & Chase: Healthy Skepticism

I don't know what to expect out of this team on any given night any more. In the afternoon, twitter is chattering about players on cold streaks, and that night they have a multi-point game. My strategy is to expect the worst, right down to the last thirty seconds of the game. It makes the standi

Nashville News & Notes

Predators Doing Everything Except Winning - TSS
For those of us who enjoy moral victories.

Predators forwards rank near bottom of NHL in goals | The Tennessean
This is just dire.

NHLer Ryan Ellis launches charity to support Hamilton parks | Flamborough Review
That's a pretty cool idea for a charity. Kudos.

Joel Ward catches up with Nashville youth Malik Johnson | Mercury News
The Preds played the Sportsnet feature on the duo during intermission during Saturday's game.

Offer could re-open A-Game for several more weeks | The Tennessean
The situation continues to stink.

Around Hockey

Wild GM maintains Yeo's job is safe despite backslide | theScore
As mockworthy as Winnipeg's apparent refusal to do stuff is, Minnesota gives them a run for their money.

Observed stats are bad, regressed stats are good | HockeyAnalysis
If anyone would like a lesson on applying mathematics to our counting stats.

How Dan Hamhuis’ face was rebuilt following devastating slap shot | Global News
[Video] The 3D x-ray images are pretty shocking.

Blues could host Blackhawks in 2017 Winter Classic | STL Today

Shayne Gostisbehere is scoring at a better pace than any defenseman in quite some time | Sons of Penn
Ghost-bear for Norris, I guess.

Women's Hockey Notebook: Amanda Kessel returns; Inferno 'Start the Spark' | Puck Daddy
Amanda Kessel is incredible. I hope she's fully healthy and able to play for a long, long time.

Malcolm Subban transported to hospital after taking puck to throat | Stanley Cup of Chowder
Oof. Get well soon, Malcolm.

Brad Marchand wins game for Bruins on controversial penalty shot | CBSSports
At least we got an amazing reaction gif from Bylsma out of it.

Andrew Cogliano is carrying on the NHL's ironman tradition | ESPN
I am deeply suspicious of ironman streaks, much like single franchise goalie records, but this is very impressive.

Ottawa Senators winger Ryan Dzingel glad he chose hockey over baseball | Ottawa Sun
"No one really cared about hockey in Chicago," the slick Senators winger said hours before suiting up for his second NHL game Saturday. "They always asked me why I played hockey. Some of the kids’ dads would always say it wasn’t a sport."