Thursday's Dump & Chase: CBA Talks Getting Serious

Bruce Bennett

Here I go... daring to hope.

Finally, the NHL's players and owners are holding negotiation sessions which appear to be gaining some traction. In the best sign yet that a solution might soon be found, there has been almost no posturing for the media this week. While the question remains of why the two sides couldn't have gotten to this point two months ago, for the first time in this mess I'm getting optimistic that we might have hockey soon... how about you?

Nashville Predators News

Sportaholic " Blog Archive " SRS on the state of the NHL with Dirk Hoag
Carlos Paige had me on on his Sportaholic Radio show last night to talk some puck...

Admirals drop rare AM game to Griffins | Admirals Roundtable
It's been up-and-down for Milwaukee lately, due in part to a struggling power play.

The Milwaukee report - Predators Insider
It sounds like Jonathon Blum is playing well, and Ryan Ellis is getting closer to being game-ready.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Make Whole chatter will determine future - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
Pierre LeBrun outlines the details the two sides have been digging into this week.

Henrik Lundqvist calls out Swedish League for lack of NHL talent | Puck Daddy
It was odd to see how many Swedes ended up playing in other leagues this fall, like Patric Hornqvist going to Switzerland.

Reference library: Prospects | NHLNumbers.com
Everything you ever wondered about the statistical analysis of prospects, all in one place!

It’s time to stop saying it’s "top-six or bust" for skilled forwards trying to crack The Show | Backhand Shelf
I think you saw some of this attitude with Nashville last year, with how young the roster was even on the depth lines.

Post-Election Day Coverage: Who would you vote to replace Gary Bettman as NHL commissioner? | Backhand Shelf
Can you imagine a campaign among these guys? Yikes...

Glendale sales tax measure stays in place - Phoenix Business Journal
A sales tax meant to help keep the Coyotes in Arizona made it through Tuesday's vote, but one team supporter didn't.

Buy a Reebok Hockey Bag, Save Big on New Equipment - Hockey Gear HQ
Getting a new hockey equipment bag can be a nice treat, but how much cooler is it to get one packed with new skates, pants & shoulder pads, too?

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