Sunday's Dump & Chase: It's Break Time!

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The Olympic break is finally here. It's unfortunate that we're heading in on a loss, but the Ducks are a FAR SUPERIOR team, so that's how the cookie crumbles. Our playoff chances remain very slim, but a 4 point gap isn't impossible to overcome. Several games against the teams ahead of us, trades to be made (?!?), and the return of Pekka Rinne…lots of stuff to look forward to.

Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators victimized by two bad bounces | The Tennessean

I really feel like Wendy's should honor the Frosty giveaway for last night's game.

Smashville 24/7 - Video: Stalberg, Weber speak after loss to Ducks

Shea Weber Obviously Count: 0.

Simon Moser scores first career NHL point - The Predatorial

The first of many, hopefully.

Round One of SECHC Playoffs In The Books | Penalty Box Radio

And Vanderbilt lost to Alabama, 7-2. Do the Tide spend right up to the salary cap in all sports, or just football?

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

A Visit From the Goon Squad: and the Art of Chronicling NHL Fisticuffs-Grantland

Who would watch this stuff? Sick.

Can Wild ride recent success to playoffs? | Star Tribune

They're going to make it in…then get smoked by Anaheim or Chicago or whoever.

Stars take over second Wild Card spot in the West | ProHockeyTalk

See above, minus the pretty much guaranteed to get in part.

Gillis on Canucks: ‘We’re going to be all right’-The Province

Would Canucks fans burn their city to the ground (again) if they miss the playoffs?

Five reasons Czech Republic could totally medal in Sochi Olympics | Puck Daddy

Just not the Gold. Or the Silver.

2014 Winter Olympics: 10 players who could have breakout performances in Sochi | Puck Drunk Love

I'm super excited to see top Preds prospect Alexander Radulov.

An Idiot’s Guide to "Ice Hockey" at the Winter Olympics | Backhand Shelf

No offense.

Minnesota’s Olympic Hockey Cradle (Pop. 1,781) -

That's A LOT of Olympians for a town of that size. (H/T to Hockey Hillbilly for the link!)

Russia Today Consults Security Expert Steven Seagal On Sochi Safety-Deadspin

Well, he did foil a bunch of terrorist threats in those movies. Plus he was a sort of deputy something or other for that reality show.

John McCain destroys Bob Costas: "He didn't know what the hell he was talking about" | Awful Announcing

List of people I'd love to give the finger, in person (in no particular order)

1. Bob Costas

2. Keith Olbermann

3. Any member of the Glee cast

4. Screech

5. Derek Jeter

6. Chris Berman

7. The guy who invented the Doritos Locos Taco

8. Takeru Kobayashi

9. Bud Selig

10. Roman Polanski

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