Sunday's Dump & Chase: NHL Lockout Picture as Cloudy as Ever

It's been a quiet weekend on the NHL CBA front, but now that the players are openly talking about taking their union out of the equation, the road forward appears to have become much less clear. Out of all this chaos, will a solution be found?

Who knows, but in the meantime, at least we have a different kind of Game Thread to offer you...

Nashville Predators News

Nashville Sports Hub: Tennessee Titans vs Jaguars Week 12 Game Thread
In case you missed it last Wednesday, we've launched the Nashville Sports Hub, a new site which will cover the Titans, Preds, Commodores & Vols among other things. If you're starving for a Game Thread, join us over there!

Ex-Nashville Predator Blake Geoffrion begins road to recovery | The Tennessean
Josh Cooper checks in with Boomer, as he enjoyed the holiday weekend in Chicago.

More lockout frustration from Weber - Predators Insider
I can think of 13 million reasons why these last several weeks have been easier on Shea Weber than the rest of the team.

Nashville Predators' Paul Gaustad honored by hometown Portland, Oregon team - The Tennessean
I wonder if they roasted Goose.

Nashville All-Star chances hurt by cancellations - Predators Insider
With this season's All-Star Game being cancelled, that likely pushes Nashville an extra year down the road.

Ads get 3 of 4 points in Illinois two-in-two | Admirals Roundtable
Austin Watson has the hot hand these days for Milwaukee.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Legacies : Tom Benjamin's NHL Blog :: CanucksCorner.com
I tend to agree with Tom here - unless the players are really willing to go to the wall, these last couple months will have been a complete waste.

From ‘Fire Bettman’ to beer, Operation Hat Trick reunites NHL players and fans with hockey night | Puck Daddy
It looks like all involved had a fun night here...

NHL lockout's not ending anytime soon, so send in replacement players - Ottawa Sun
Yeah, it's a silly argument, but there's a grain of truth in there.

NHLPA’s solidarity forever means censorship right now, Peter Adler argues | Edmonton Journal
Peter Adler is so deeply in the ownership tank it's downright hilarious.

Larry Brooks’ Slap Shots: Moderate owners must step forward in order to end NHL lockout - NYPOST.com
And in the interest of balance, here is the NHLPA's cheerleader.

Barry Brust breaks 55-year AHL record for shutout goaltending | Puck Daddy
Congratulations to Brust, but I have a hard time working up any energy to celebrate AHL accomplishments.

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