Wednesday's Dump & Chase: Back at the Table Again

The NHL's players and owners are expected to face off once again today, in what many are hoping is the most productive day of bargaining we've seen in quite a while. With the NHLPA supposedly bringing a fresh proposal to the discussion, the main question is, how long will Gary Bettman listen before walking out?

Oh, and sorry for the delay in posting this morning. I've been a little bit busy...

Nashville Predators News

The View from 111: Even Without Hockey, Predators Keep Making an Impact
Mark celebrates the way the Preds have kept busy during the lockout.

Economics professor sees framework of deal | The Tennessean
Vanderbilt's John Vrooman drops a little supply & demand on you.

PuckCast Episode 13: Chris Mueller | PuckScene.com
Patten chats up his first NHL player podcast guest.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

NHL players' next move is crucial | Hockey | CBC Sports
Today could prove to be a pivotal one in the CBA negotiations, as the league asked the players to submit a comprehensive proposal, rather than focus on a few specific items.

Mirtle: A closer look at the NHLPA's last offer – and what may be next - The Globe and Mail
James Mirtle gives us a peek at what might be on the table today.

NHL lockout: NHLPA, league finding common ground - thestar.com
Accentuate the positive, right?

NHL games too expensive for Canadians - sportsnet.ca
This is, in part, why Toronto could use a second team.

Down Goes Brown: A moment with the guy who has to answer the phone when Gary Bettman orders a pizza
So, so true!

Book Excerpt: Best of Down Goes Brown – A complete transcript of every postgame call-in show ever | Backhand Shelf
A double-dose of DGB this morning? Yes, please!

Building a NHL Fantasy Predictor: Do NHL Coaches Have Zone Start Trends? | NHLNumbers.com
A good look at just why Vancouver bears watching whenever fantasy hockey season starts.

Phoenix Coyotes Lease: A Vote Is Certain Even If Outcome Is Not - Five For Howling
Hey, at least our comrades in Phoenix still have plenty to write about!

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