Sunday's Dump & Chase: Happy New Year!

I hope the Predator's resolution is to be more consistent.

Nashville News & Notes

Three things we learned: Forsberg suddenly sizzling -
On the goaltending side of things, maybe players should stop shooting at Saros's glove.

Predators CEO Sean Henry is Tennessean Sports Person of 2016
I'm a big fan of the Predators working with the MEND initiative.

Filip Forsberg is starting another goal scoring tear for the Predators | ProHockeyTalk
"We still don’t fully appreciate just how difficult it is to score goals in the NHL right now." Scoring goals is the most valuable and most difficult thing to do in the National Hockey League.

Counting down Predators' top moments in 2016
The Predators had a very busy year.

Around Hockey

Analytics expert says Kris Russell of Edmonton Oilers is underrated and one of NHL’s top defensive d-men | Edmonton Journal
This article caused most of my twitter timeline to become filled with analytics subtweeting, so you might as well read it.

Patrik Laine surprised by Finland WJC result |
Well, yeah. This is literally the first time in history a reigning World Junior champion is facing relegation.

Canada wins 2nd-straight Spengler Cup - CBC
I'm sure it was thrilling, but it started at 5 AM Saturday morning.

U.S. Skates Past Canada, 3-1, at World Juniors | USA Hockey
Team USA beat Canada in the round robin for the first time in seven tries, and will take first place in Group B.

Centennial Classic featuring the Detroit Red Wings at the Toronto Maple Leafs headed for a sellout, but it wasn't easy | ESPN
If only there were other markets thirsting for outdoor events.

Hurricanes sign equipment manager as backup goalie | USA Today
That's not quite as exciting as a random beer leaguer.

Video: John Moore taken off ice on stretcher after Tom Wilson hit | ProHockeyTalk
Fortunately, Moore has been released from the hospital.

Five current Leafs played in 2014 Winter Classic against Wings -- TSN
That's actually more than I had expected.