Sunday's Dump & Chase: The Grand Finale

Despite the battering the West took at the hands of the Eastern Conference in the Skills Competition, I have faith in the Central to pull this one out in the mini tournament. It would be nice to see a team with Nashville Predators on it winning in 3 on 3, that's for sure.

Nashville News & Notes

Shea Weber, Roman Josi of Nashville Predators enjoy 2016 NHL Skills Competition |
The four Preds All-Stars react to the Skills Competition.

NHL All-Stars heat up red carpet in Nashville | The Tennessean
Burns was the only player to almost pull off "country singer chic".

Predators Aiming for a Different Look Post All-Star Break - TSS
I'm somewhat optimistic. That could be the contact All Star buzz, though.

S'mores, music all part of Music City's All-Star Game party | Hockey |
According to this article, Nashville is on pace to be the most expensive All-Star Game in the past five years.

NHL's Learn to Play program benefiting youth in Nashville |
NHL alumni and Olympians helped out with Nashville's Learn to Play program this weekend.

Ellis' number six raised to rafters by Windsor Spitfires - Hometown Hockey
Ellis looking pretty spiffy as his junior team retires his number.

Around Hockey

‘Canes compare Faulk to Duncan Keith, talk up Norris potential – ProHockeyTalk
Real talk: Faulk is a good defenseman who is going to get better. The Norris has also become a scoring race.

3 forwards that represent the future of the NHL |
Ah, Barkov.

2016 All-Star Weekend a reunion of sorts for 2003 draftees | Rinkside Report
This is a great article, and I'm going to ignore all of that to focus on the fact that Nashville passed over Bergeron. Twice.

Fellow All-Stars praise Bruins’ Patrice Bergeron | The Boston Globe
What might have been...

Sport Science: Stress of 3-on-3 hockey - ESPN
[Video] Some interesting numbers about 3 on 3 versus regular play.

What the (Blank)?: NHL All-Star Edition | The Players' Tribune
Taylor Hall reminisces about that one time Matt know...

Kings to host the 2017 All-Star Game. Why? How? | LA Kings Insider
We'll see how Los Angeles stacks up next season.

Arizona Coyotes expect arena plans to be finalized by end of season | ESPN
Today I learned Phoenix is the 11th largest market in the US. I wonder why Bettman is so adamant about staying there....

WATCH: Goalies fight during AHL blowout | CBSSports
What happened to the Iowa Wild that lost all the time?

Dustin Byfuglien talks future; plus three trade fits if he leaves Jets | USA Today
He "doesn't mind" Winnipeg. That's practically a compliment.

Bettman's NHL state-of-the-union answers few questions |
Bettman has better things to do than definitively answer your questions, silly media.