Tuesday's Dump & Chase: KHL Partners With ESPN

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It looks like we may be able to host some Game Threads soon here, after all. While the NHL's CBA negotiations are stuck in the mud, the KHL is stepping into the gap. Today, they announced a deal which allows hockey fans in the U.S. to watch KHL games live.

Nashville Predators News

Evason impressed after first Admirals practice - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The new boss puts the boys to work right away.

Paul McCann - No NHL... So Let's Go to the NCAA! UAH is back...
Huntsville isn't too far down the highway, and it sounds like Preds season ticket holders can get into their October 12th game for free.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Kontinental Hockey League - Official Website - Bringing the KHL to the World
If you get ESPN3.com (Comcast internet provides it, for example), you can start catching KHL action tomorrow. This isn't a TV channel, it's a streaming online service - Bride of Forechecker uses it to watch her beloved Ball State Cardinals football. Our first chance to watch Alexander Radulov comes on October 8, as CSKA takes on SKA.

UPDATE: I've confirmed with a KHL representative that these broadcasts will indeed feature English-speaking announcers, unlike a couple years ago when ESPN3 carried the Russian feed.

NHL landscape littered with landmines | Hockey | CBC Sports
Eliotte Friedman paints a grim view of the negotiations at this point.

Replacement NHL players could be coming to an arena near you - Puck Drunk Love
I highly doubt this would happen, because (1) it's insanely risky for the owners and (2) the source of all this is Bill Watters, who strikes me as nothing more than a crackpot.

Down Goes Brown: This is non-core: The agenda at the latest round of CBA negotiations
Here's a way to laugh through all the tears.

Q. and A. With Gary Bettman's Biographer - NYTimes.com
The author of the Bettman biography which was released this week provides his insight on the commissioner's rise to power and whether he has met his match in Don Fehr.

Why the NHL Lockout Won't Cancel the 2012-2013 Season | NHLNumbers.com
Jared offers reason for hope.

The Kadri fat flap: Legitimate concern or fitness fanaticism? - The Globe and Mail
You can see the torch being passed from Kyle Wellwood here.

Canadian Girlfriend: Latest New York Islanders For Sale Report - Lighthouse Hockey
There was a lot of noise yesterday about this, but it doesn't pass Dominik's sniff test.

NBC Sports Network has serious case of post-Olympics blues - NHL - Sporting News
Let's face it, you know a TV channel is in serious straits if they are threatened by the loss of hockey.

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