Tuesday's Dump & Chase: Waking Up

The offense found it's bearings and was able to get Hank moving from side to side. That's great news, seeing how they'll need to beat a goalie that's owned them twice this year tonight.

Yesterday on Adam Vingan's Twitter:


Answer the bell, you pansy.


Nashville Predators News:

Petter Granberg: Gaining Experience In Nashville - TSS

Russia comes from behind to beat Finland at WJC - Sportsnet.ca
Some teams have the captain of the team most likely to win the WJC's as a prospect.

NHL Hockey Power Rankings - Week Week 12 - National Hockey League - ESPN
They have Nashville at.... 19.

Well Worth The Wait; Ads Win 4-1 | Admirals Roundtable
Max Gortz, Kevin Fiala, and Juuse Saros AKA "Little Bear" all did good.

Columbus is Bad News:

To Fish or Cut Bait? | The Dark Blue Jacket
They're still buying in on Tortorella. Okay.

Blue Jackets management must accept blame for disaster of a season | ProHockeyTalk
Too much focus on Torts. Not enough on Jarmo Kekalainen.

Brutally Honest: A 4-Part Q&A | BlueJackets Xtra
This is the must-read from today.

Other Hockey News:

2016 World Junior Hockey Scores: Linus Söderström shuts out USA, Barzal, Beavuillier score for Canada - Lighthouse Hockey
Some teams have more than one prospect playing in the WJC's.

NHL.com - Familiarity fuels surge of Maple Leafs' van Riemsdyk | NHL.com
Doesn't this just fit the narrative perfectly?

Dallas Stars: Stars demote former first-round pick Jack Campbell to Idaho team | SportsDay
Jack Campbell guided the USA to a dramatic World Juniors victory not too long ago, as well as a good goalie for Windsor. Now? Bleh.

How We Play Hockey in Russia | The Players' Tribune
"When I was eight years old, I score maybe 10, 15 goals in a game. Give me time to try lots of different celebrations, like the older guys." -Evgeny Kuznetsov

Capitals vs. Sabres Recap: Caps Outduel Sabres 2-0 - Japers' Rink
Ovechkin, Beagle and Holtby help the Caps take the first of a home-and-home set. It would be cool to play more than 2 games against Buffalo every year. For now.

Cleared for contact, Berglund is closer to a return | STLToday
We might not see Berglund, but Kyle Brodziak is likely to return soon.

Shea Theodore hoping third call-up results in his first action for the Ducks - The Orange County Register
With Cam Fowler out, we get another Shea in the league.

C’Mon Ref: Perception costs Muzzin a match penalty - Article - TSN
Frame by frame analysis, too.

Evander Kane denies any wrongdoing in encounter with 20-year-old woman - BN Hockey
"Police seized Kane’s sport utility vehicle to examine it for evidence, authorities said, and they also searched his hotel room in the Buffalo Marriott HarborCenter, which is adjacent to the Sabres’ hockey arena." Kane does actually live in the hotel.

Charlie Coyle dangles around Detroit's Brendan Smith on ankle-breaking strike - SBNation.com
Reports out of Minnesota of a few broken ankles after this goal.

Oilers may represent Kassian's last chance in NHL - Sportsnet.ca
That's a friggin' sad headline.

Projecting a salary cap future with Steven Stamkos - Raw Charge
An excellent read. Hockey is one of the easiest sports to play armchair GM due to the contract simplicity.

Not Hockey:

MMBM: Brock Osweiler's backup linked to the world's most incompetent PED dealer - SBNation.com
Release the dragon.