Thursday's Dump & Chase: The Kids Are Alright

TORONTO, ON - AUGUST 28: (L-R) Austin Watson of the Nashville Predators, Quinton Howden of the Florida Panthers and Ryan Spooner of the Boston Bruins meet with the media at the 2012 NHLPA rookie showcase at the MasterCard Centre on August 28, 2012 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

How better to distract us from the insanity of an NHL lockout than by focusing our attention on prospects still working their way up the ladder, trying to grab that brass ring (before the owners swap it out for a piece of plastic)? This morning's hockey notes include two pieces on Nashville Predators' prospects, as well as new uniforms for a major college program making their entry into Division I this fall...

Nashville Predators News

Hockey Prospectus | Top 10 Prospects: Nashville Predators
Corey Pronman reviews the kids.

Preds prospects talk future, NHL - FS Tennessee
John Manasso rehashes Q&A sessions from June's Development Camp about where the prospects are headed this season.

Predators deny liability in 'human hockey puck' stunt gone wrong | Nashville City Paper
This is the least shocking development ever.

Episode 7: The Lockout Looms 09/12 by PuckScene PuckCast | Blog Talk Radio
At least in the event of a lockout we'll now have about a dozen local podcasts to listen to!

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Penn State hockey program unveils new jerseys | Hockey Gear HQ
Penn State is getting ready to make their Division I hockey debut this season, so both the men's and women's teams rolled out new road & home jerseys. Take a look at let me know what you think...

Five teams to watch in 2012-13 - The Hockey News
A handy guide to some non-NHL hockey this fall.

CBA negotiations won't end anytime soon - Cross Checks Blog - ESPN
Pierre LeBrun is not optimistic about a solution coming in the next few days.

Lockout Opportunity: No More Neutral Zone Trap - The Hockey Writers
While they're at it, should the league make some on-ice changes as part of these negotiations?

These are a few of my favourite things about the possible NHL lockout - Toronto Sun
As Paul Nicholson said last night on Twitter, this sums up the fans' perspective rather nicely.

With the icemen indisposed, the Answerman cometh - The Globe and Mail
Answerman, Answerman, does whatever an answer can...

2012 NHL Lockout: How The Prisoner's Dilemma Applies To CBA Negotiations - Defending Big D
A good attempt to get inside the heads of the negotiators. Except... we the fans feel like the prisoners!

Horrific skate slash accident, as KHL’s Jan Bulis cuts Denis Sokolov’s carotid artery (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy
Terrifying stuff here, featuring one VERY lucky guy who apparently will be OK.

Ron Francis, Four Others Become Minority Owners Of Carolina Hurricanes - Canes Country
Well, I guess you really can call him "Ronnie Franchise" now.

Capitals Extend Troy Brouwer - Japers' Rink
The debate over at Japers' is whether Brouwer really qualifies as a Top Six guy.

Report: Flyers Asked About P.K. Subban After Not Landing Shea Weber - Broad Street Hockey
Might Philadelphia land the talented but still-raw defenseman?

Long Island Lubo: The Lubomir Visnovsky Case - Anaheim Calling
The defenseman lost his arbitration hearing and has been sentenced to play for the Islanders.

Glendale Seeks Lease Renegotiation With Jamison - Five For Howling
This story is amazing, it just keeps going around in circles.

Senators defenceman Chris Phillips sues former agent - The Globe and Mail
It sounds like $5 million has gone missing...

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