Wednesday's Dump & Chase: NHL & NHLPA Marching Into Oblivion

Bruce Bennett

With the clock ticking down on the opportunity to play a full 2012-2013 season, the players and owners can't even agree to meet this week. But hey, the World Series starts tonight!

Nashville Predators News

Predators' Kostitsyn clarifies comments about NHL | The Tennessean
SK74's assessment of Columbus still stands, however.

303 GIVEAWAY! Predict first Admirals goal scorer tonight and win NHL 13! | Section 303
At least the 303 crew can help you drown your sorrows in video hockey.

U.S. World Junior Watch: Locks, Likelies and Bubble Players for U.S. Roster | The United States of Hockey
Will Preds draft pick Jimmy Vesey make it?

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

NHL's Bill Daly: "Back to the drawing board" | StarTribune.com
The NHLPA asked for a meeting, and the NHL saw no reason to at the current time. If these guys can't be bothered to give a crap about the game, why should we???

Here is the NHL’s memo to GMs, owners allowing them to talk to players about lockout proposal | Puck Daddy
The first furor that arose yesterday had to with the NHL opening a window for communication between teams and players albeit a restrictive one. Some viewed that as allowing an end-run around the NHLPA.

Ilya Kovalchuk demands full value of his contract from NHL, whatever that is | Puck Daddy
Kovy falls in line behind Alex Ovechkin.

Down Goes Brown: Good signs and bad signs in the ongoing CBA talks
We could all use a chuckle these days.

The Vent: The $38 NHL protest; enduring a second lockout for Nashville fan | Puck Daddy
A Preds fan joins the growing chorus here.

Davidson, Jackets Close To Deal | BlueJackets Xtra
This would be an excellent hire for the Blue Jackets.

Brett Hull’s Halloween pumpkin trolling of Buffalo Sabres fans is spook-tacular (PHOTO) | Puck Daddy
Outstanding!

The AHL will likely adopt hybrid icing, good luck explaining it to a novice hockey fan now | Backhand Shelf
Score one for player safety.

Don Cherry has a problem with Tim McCarver | October | Awful Announcing
Hey, Don's gotta have something to ramble about with the NHL not playing.

Is Daryl Katz contemplating a betrayal of Oilers fans that will make the Gretzky deal look like small change? | Edmonton Journal
I just can't see the NHL allowing the Oilers to leave Edmonton, but that won't stop them from using that as a scare tactic.

The Last Gladiators is an old-school documentary on an old-school subject | Backhand Shelf
This sounds like a film worth seeing.

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