Tuesday's Dump & Chase: Lockout Layoffs Begin

Last year at this time, fans were celebrating in Ottawa.

When either side in the lockout debate says that they understand that the fans suffer the most, your BS detector should activate immediately. This morning, we hear word that team staff are already being laid off in one NHL city...

Nashville Predators News

A Great Night for a Great Cause: Petey’s Preds Party | The Predatorial
Jeremy writes up his experience from last night's event.

Rant Sports Top 100 NHL Players: Mike Fisher
Fish checks in at #82 on this list.

NHL lockout could disrupt Preds' momentum - Nashville Business Journal
Experts disagree on how much it would affect the long-term prospects here in Nashville.

Lockout doesn't keep Nashville Predators off ice | The Tennessean
The worst part about all those recent assignments to Milwaukee? The young'uns aren't around to carry the veterans' equipment bags.

Inside Smashville " Money not ‘the big point’ for Klein in getting contract extension done
For a guy with young kids, stability and the security of a long-term deal means a lot.

Smashville 24/7 - Rinne denies Kärpät rumor; Josi’s lockout plans
No, they're not heading over... yet.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Senators staff faces layoffs, reduced work week early in NHL lockout - The Globe and Mail
In Ottawa, team employees are the first ones to feel the pain.

KHL has learnt from past mistakes, but … - The Globe and Mail
The KHL likes to tout itself as a big-time operation, but they are still figuring out the basics.

If Teemu Selanne Is Angry, You Know Things Are Really Bad - Anaheim Calling
OK, now you've done it, Bettman.

A summary of PR tactics employed by the NHL and the NHLPA so far " The Active Stick
Yup, this pretty much sums it up.

François Allaire, Joe Colborne, and the self-cannibalizing Leafs | Backhand Shelf | Blogs | theScore.com
"It’s the Leafiest of Leafs things: team acquires proven talent who performs below expectations while a Leaf."

Who would each NHL team use an amnesty clause on, should an amnesty clause exist? | Backhand Shelf
Here's an interesting exercise - if you could ditch one player/contract on the Preds, which would it be?

Wild offers season-ticket holders 10% APR interest to keep money in accounts | StarTribune.com
Teams are varying in terms of how much incentive they're giving fans not to ask for refunds, but this is the highest I've seen yet. If you want to have any impact on how the league operates, however, don't fall for it.

RIP: Fond Memories of a Glorious CBA | Backhand Shelf
Dale Tallon made the cut, but David Poile was overlooked?

Analysis: The most unnecessary lockout of them all - The Globe and Mail
The last paragraph says it all.

NHL Lockout Soundtrack: Taylor Swift vs. Bettman and Fehr; ‘The Hockey Song’ protests | Puck Daddy
Misery is inspiring songsters everywhere.

9 Ideas for NBC to replace the NHL (because we couldn't get to 10)
For your viewing pleasure... some alternatives for NBC Sports to consider.

And lastly, as found at Puck Daddy... hockey in a Roman coliseum!

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