Friday's Dump & Chase: NHL CBA Talks Going Nowhere, Fast

Rich Lam

The 2012-2013 NHL season is now circling the toilet bowl at Ludicrous Speed, with the league proposing yesterday that the sides take a two-week break from negotiating. Who knows, maybe the best thing to do is blow up the NHL completely and rebuild professional hockey from scratch here in North America. Our around-the-league notes begin this morning with a consideration of the European model...

Nashville Predators News

Blake Geoffrion out of hospital | Hockey Inside/Out
Outstanding news for Boomer, who still faces a long recovery.

STU GRIMSON ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF THE NASHVILLE JR. PREDATORS
There's no word on how badly he beat the other candidates, literally or figuratively.

Rec League Memories: Playing Against Coach Trotz and Lambert | The Predatorial
That's the cool thing about playing in the beer leagues in Nashville. It's a small hockey world...

There's also this good news for the Preds on the regional Emmy front:

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

The Big Post About Why Europe’s Sport Structure Is Better Than Ours | mc79hockey.com
Tyler goes a'windmill tilting, and it's a fun ride. Read this and think about the struggles of the Nashville Sounds to maintain relevance on the local sports scene, for example.

NHL asks for 2-week break in lockout talks; Daly: ‘Union leadership has no genuine interest in agreement’ | Puck Daddy
Ridiculous, simply ridiculous.

NHL's Bill Daly: "Maybe they should get a reality check" | StarTribune.com
Well, they certainly aren't getting a paycheck... zing!

Will President Obama intervene in NHL lockout? Hockey fan petitions the White House | Puck Daddy
Hey, it's no more stupid than those secessionist petitions.

10 tips for restaurant dining with teams or first, you confiscate the salt shakers - The Trophy Mom
Wise words for any sporting parent!

Could College Hockey Expand Through Atlantic Hockey Association? | The United States of Hockey
Alabama-Huntsville continues to wander the hockey wilderness, looking for a conference to call home.

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