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Sunday’s Dump & Chase: Get Hype

Nashville News & Notes

Three reasons for Predators’ lackluster offense | The Tennessean
A rundown of how the Preds offense has been less than stellar.

Checking in on the Cody Hodgson Experiment | Today’s Slap Shot
My grade: “Eh.”

Predators’ Swedish players form family far from home | The Tennessean
The Swedes make pasta and discuss being besties.

World Junior Championship

Top prospect Auston Matthews among 10 reasons to follow the World Juniors | CBSSports
Why you should watch: it’s a fun way to get a first look at the upcoming draft and being able to tweet out patriotic gifts is a favored pasttime.

United States beats Canada in world junior hockey championship opener | ESPN
From my eye, the game was pretty even, with bounces going the winner’s way after a couple of powerplay goals on bad calls.

IIHF World Junior Championship: Five things learned from Day 1 | NHL.com
The status of Swedish forward William Nylander will be critical for their team and the rest of the tournament.

Alcohol banned from stands at world junior hockey championship | The Globe and Mail
Mitten flasks may be the most Canadian thing I’ve ever heard of.

Around Hockey

Different Paths: How does the Islanders’ rebuild stand up to its peers? | Lighthouse Hockey
“Winnipeg’s rebuild has been almost boringly steady”. Definitely boring.

Gostisbehere’s recovery and rise to stardom inspired by sister | Philly.com
Shayne Gostisbehere’s sister was a key factor in his road to the NHL.

History made by two former Union hockey players – Times Union
Two Union grads are living the dream in the NWHL.

Glenn Center is Everblades hockey’s boom box | Naples News
An ECHL game music director shares how he got the gig and his tricks to keep it fresh.

Habs ask Kassian not to report to AHL affiliate (Updated) | ProHockeyTalk
There is “information [Therrien] can’t divulge right now”, but Kassian has been asked not to report to the IceCaps.

Scouts make Kopitar and Toews comparisons with Auston Matthews | Puck Daddy
No pressure, kid.

2016 NHL draft: Deeper class than originally expected | USA Today
The 2016 draft may shake out better than originally predicted, but we won’t know for a while. Maybe take a break, eat a sandwich, come back in 2020.

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