Tuesday's Dump & Chase: Shea's Back

The former captain is back in town. Some say it will be an emotional return, others say it will be just another game. As far as the fans, I am predicting the first ever Smashville Standing O for a visiting player.

Nashville Predators News

Predators hopeful that P.K. Subban returns soon
This is a decidedly more positive outlook on the Subban injury front. But it's not like Poile would come out and be like, "Well, yeah, we're pretty much screwed here, Subban's long gone..." so I guess this is about what I would expect.

Shea Weber faces emotional return to Nashville
You ain't the only one that will be emotional, Shea.

Shea Weber focused on win in Nashville return
"So once we get there, as long as I'm not a zombie going through the motions, I should be able to tell you a little bit more about how I feel."

Other Hockey News

Cory Schneider, Devils shut out Bruins | NHL.com
Man, look how close the Bruins were to scoring in this game!

Canada outlasts Czechs to advance to WJC semis against Sweden - Article - TSN
Go take a gander at the goal Thomas Chabot scored late in this one. BEAUTY!

USA survives late push from Swiss; advance to WJC semis - Article - TSN
That was a little too close, but Team U.S.A. survives. They advance to the semis where they will face Russia.

Vladimir Tarasenko lifts Blues to Winter Classic win | NHL.com
The Blues follow up losing to the Preds with a pretty nice performance--especially in the 3rd period--against the Blackhawks.

Vladimir Tarasenko won the Winter Classic, from snipes to selfies
The Tarasenk-show looked just as entertaining outdoors as it does indoors. Always nice to see the Blackhawks go down, even if it had to be in St. Louis.

Penny Oleksiak: Canadian athlete of the year - CBC Sports
One of my favorite parts of Oleksiak's story is that Jamie Oleksiak, defenseman for the Dallas Stars, is widely known as "Penny Oleksiak's brother" in Canada.

Statistical look at Blue Jackets 15-game win streak
Interesting. It's pretty crazy to look at the teams the Blue Jackets are stacking up against here. The early 90's Penguins, who won a two Stanley Cups, and the early 80's Islanders, who won four.