Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Let There Be Light!

Daily Links are back again.

Smashville News:

Josi Named NHL's Second Star of the Week | NHL
Second NHL star and number one in our hearts - Roman Josi! Let's get it started now - #Josi4Norris

Predators locker room attendant counts NHL greats as friends | Tennessean
A rambling, but really cool, portrait of Craig "Partner" Baugh.

Past Decade Sees Bridgestone Arena Become One of World's Best | NHL.com
Having been to a few different ones since my move, I will certainly agree that Bridgestone Arena is one of the very best venues for all types of events.

Checking in on Doug the Dawg this week, we find him reunited with an old flame.

Central Division News:

Fan Fest Planned Around NHL Winter Classic on New Year’s Day | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Updates have been added to the festivities planned around the Winter Classic.

Ex-Chicago Blackhawk Jeremy Roenick suspended by NBC Sports for inappropriate comments | Chicago Sun-Times
I can understand how a personality like Jeremy Roenick could be sitting in a conversation with someone on a podcast and make these "jokes". What I don't understand is how someone who is as in the public eye as he is doesn't know that what he says will spread like wildfire. I guess he knows now.

Democracy ruled in taking the Taylor Hall pass | Denver Post
"It appears the Avalanche took a pass on Taylor Hall in a joint decision that included the team's top players." Nothing in the article proves the players had any say whatsoever, but we are all glad that Taylor Hall went outside the Central (at least for now).

Other Hockey News:

The 10 best NHL players of the decade | TheHockeyNews
Ooooo....a list without Connor McDavid! Since this is based largely on external accolades rather than just talent, you may disagree with some choices.

How tragedy forged special bond between Dougie Hamilton and a grieving family | Sportsnet.ca
What a great human being. It's very, very dusty in here.

NHL Power Rankings: A holiday gift for every team | theScore.com
Ho Ho Ho! I thought this would be more humorous, but actually it's pretty serious and on point.

The NHL's best and worst this week - How Sidney Crosby inspired Nathan MacKinnon to 'take less' | ESPN
"The Avalanche star isn't looking to break the bank on his next deal; here's why. Plus, three stars, games of the week and more." Roman Josi with the third star, but what does ESPN know, right?

Capitals mourn death of 15-year-old cancer patient, 'lucky charm' | NHL.com
So sad.

Del Zotto shoots puck into referee's pocket | NHL.com
Take that, Andrei Svechnikov!

California Freelancers Sue To Stop Law That's Destroying Their Jobs. Pol Says Those 'Were Never Good Jobs' Anyway. | Reason.com
Discouraging when people write laws before they figure out the whole impact. Also, politicians do not need to be throwing random f-bombs. This is a good read and goes into who will be most impacted by California's new contractor law.