Tuesday Dump & Chase: ‘Tis the Season

The rounds of parties, wrapping and last minute shopping have begun. Hint: Points make great gifts for your fans!

Smashville News:

St. Louis Blues, Nashville Predators, Los Angeles Kings among Tampa Bay Lightning's top challengers | ESPN.com
Some love here for the Predators and finally for Mattias Ekholm. Whose prediction will be correct?

Predators can assert dominance during Central Division stretch | Tennessean
"The Predators are 16-3-2 since Nov. 1  but have built no cushion in the Central Division." The upcoming divisional games are very important. We need to stay focused and maybe consider staying out of the box.

P.K. Subban joins adidas with hopes to grow hockey | SI.com
Yes, they bring up the Tootsie's thing again, but this is about what P.K. hopes to do with adidas.

Obviously this man has poisoned our locker room. How dare they have fun?!

Central Division News:

Jets expect heated division race until April | NHL
It's shaping up to be a barn burner. Thanks to the Winnipeg Jets for keeping the Saint Louis Blues behind us with the win.

Wild look for answers after loss to Blackhawks | NHL.com
Keep on a lookin' guys. Apparently we aren't the only Central Division team with a penalty problem.

It's Jets' firepower up against Preds' extinguisher in Nashville | Winnipeg Free Press
"It's the Central's most explosive squad pitted against the division's defensive specialists.." Ok, not that we aren't good at defense and goal tending - but have they looked at our offensive tallies over the last few games. I think the title of "the Central's most explosive squad" could be debated.

Other Hockey News:

Super Slo-mo: Week 10 | NHL.com
Another tough week for the goalies, though there are a couple of nice glove saves in here. I really do not like Patrick Kane, but he can really do that hockey. Hi Calle Jarnkrok and Pontus Aberg! Where is the video of Pekka Rinne and Juuse Saros? Oh, that's right, they only gave up one goal, lol.

NHL team-by-team grades for the first semester of 2017-18 | The Hockey News
We got a great grade! Lol, Minnesota Wild old-man strength. When is the last time both the Chicago Blackhawks and the Pittsburgh Penguins would be rated in the Cs during the same half season?

NHL holiday roster freeze 2017: Everything you need to know | SBNation.com
Every year, I forget that this happens.

MLB Network faces off against NHL Network | MLB.com
I enjoyed this last year and am looking forward to seeing if the NHL broadcasting team can defend its crown.

Blue Jackets' folksy nicknames part of hockey culture | The Columbus Dispatch
Ok, I admit this is a little gee-whiz and fluffy. But I always like knowing player nicknames. Was I the only one disappointed when they stopped putting the Nashville Predators players nicknames in the program?

NHL turns 100: Biggest changes from then to now | USAToday.com
A list of what has stayed the same besides the basic rules might have been shorter. Some interesting items on this list.

I know there was another link to this yesterday, but it’s worth watching again. Do you think he wanted the baby to be that sex? Also, he might be able to beat Arvy in a jump contest.

Congrats to @erikkarlsson65 and @mel.karlsson!!! 🏒👶

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