Thursday's Dump & Chase: Fashion Statement

The Blues are coming to town the day after the announcement of their new Winter Classic sweaters, and boy do they look sharp.

Nashville Predators News

Ekholm and Fan's Warmup Ritual |
Okay, this is super cute.

Preds Practice Ponderings: November 9 - Nashville Predators
Mike Fisher hasn't been able to join his teammates on the ice for their last three games, but that doesn't mean the Nashville Predators captain hasn't been doing just as much as ever to continue leading the club as they climb back into the thick of the NHL standings.

Subban looks like his old self in Preds' win - Video - TSN
As TH2N explains, this was a game that P.K. Subban really needed as he turned back the clock and looked like his old self, propelling the Predators past the Senators.

PK Subban Tracker -
I've filed this under "Things that make me sad." Maybe if the forwards playing in front of P.K. decided to play decent hockey (no no dear Arvy, you're the exception), things would look different. Although remember that 10-0 thrashing of Montreal by Columbus? Shea wasn't on the ice for a single goal.

Around Hockey

The Strength of a Continent | The Players' Tribune
Another wonderful piece by The Players' Tribune, capturing the voice of Jaroslav Halak and the Team Europe dynamic at the World Cup of Hockey.

NHL Power Rankings: The Haiku Edition -
The best power rankings I've come across. Who doesn't love a good haiku?

Hockey is a young man’s game — except in the faceoff circle: ‘It’s something you learn with time’ | National Post
Goose agrees.

Arena power outage doesn't stop Maple Leafs from practicing | Toronto Sun
Although I'm not a huge fan of the Sun (stay golden, Phil Kessel), they nicely cover Mike Babcock doing his best Herb Brooks impression.

Five notable NHL teams to lose a game by double digits | The Hockey News
Double-digit wins don’t happen often, but when they do they’re spectacular and can happen to historically good and bad teams.

Blues, Blackhawks unveil throwback jerseys for 2017 NHL Winter Classic -
If they had a different collar, like one with laces, I would love the Blues' sweaters. It feels like just a little something more would bring it all together. As for the Blackhawks, they took a working formula and basically just added color to the secondary logo on the sleeves.

Sabres forward Kane set to return, Eichel not far behind - Montreal Gazette
So are the Sabers about to be good?

Big Read: Fighting racism on his way to the NHL -
A great story about the Ducks' goaltending coach.

Not Hockey

Countdown to the World Chess Championship | Huffington Post
In a twenty day head-to-head bout beginning Friday in NYC, the reigning 25-year-old Norwegian World Champion and male model Magnus Carlsen takes on Russian challenger Sergey Karjakin. If you need your daily handsome/60 fix and the Preds aren't playing, tune in to an online steam.