Sunday's Dump & Chase: Learn to Swim

It's another day in California for the team before facing the cold, damp, smug of Minnesota. From an outsider's opinion, Southern California may be the never ending population of a Mills outlet mall with more income gap and more vocal fry.

Great Sunday Reading Material

NHL must make more headway on dangerous head shots | New York Post
For all you hot take artists out there, Larry Brooks just set up like 8 and knocked them all down.

A Coyote and his dog: Canine companion helps NHL rookie cope with diabetes | USAToday/AZCentral
Dogs are the best.

Big Read: Seth Jones set for a breakout campaign -
GREAT piece. And the title picture is so.... so.... awesome.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

5 takeaways from Predators' loss to Kings | Tennessean
The team read Jon's article about faceoffs. Maybe.

Men's Hockey Opens Season With 7-0 Hammering of Dartmouth | Sports | The Harvard Crimson
Jimmy Vesey had himself a game.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Penguins shut out Maple Leafs in Kessel's return |

Kris Letang calls out Maple Leafs for not honoring Phil Kessel with video tribute -
Not a problem in Nashville, usually.

Five things we learned in the NHL: Zetterberg's milestone -
It might not be the rest Detroit team we've seen, but they still have guys like Z.

Blue Jackets' Ryan Murray has emotional response to fans booing -
"BUT HEY, WE'RE TRYING REALLY HARD." Actually Ryan, that likely means your team is being paid millions of dollars to be bad at hockey. However, effort is correctable.

C’Mon Ref: All about positioning - Article - TSN
If you enjoy Caroline's work, and you should, Kerry Fraser's column is great to follow as well.

Kane unlikely to face criminal charges in rape case, sources say - The Buffalo News
It had been a full month since we heard anything on this case.

How much trouble are the Ducks, Flames, Jackets in? | NBCSports
Given how flawed the Flames and Blue Jackets are, I'd say a lot. The Ducks could dig out of this, provided they accept their coach's direction.

G12: LLLLLLLLWWLL | BlueJackets Xtra
"It’s a chore just to make a simple play," Tortorella said.

Tarasenko sits out, but injury not considered serious | STLToday
The Blues have been hit by the injury bug, and he's the guy they need the most.

John Tavares of New York Islanders misses game against New Jersey Devils | ESPN
And hey, they recalled Taylor Beck!

The Next Page: The early days of ‘Pittsburg’ hockey | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Pittsburgh, for a time spelled without the "h," was in the forefront of U.S. hockey development.

Botchford: No riddle about the McCann in the middle | TheProvince
"Jared McCann approaches hockey like a parent lifeguarding a squad of toddlers playing without floaties" -Actual text

Capitals vs. Panthers Recap: Caps Clip Cats in OT, 2-1 - Japers' Rink
The tying goal came from Jay Beagle, who happened to be beside Ovechkin and Williams. #Trotz

Antti Niemi Becoming Go-To Goalie for Stars - TSS
Should Kari start looking for a ranch in Alberta?

Not Hockey

Report: Tiger Woods to Design Course Outside Nashville | Golf Channel
AWESOME. We might get an IKEA someday now!