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Monday's Dump & Chase: Where in the World Is Patric Hornqvist?

Following recent reports that he would play for his old Swedish team during the NHL Lockout, it looks instead like Hornqvist will take his talents southwards...

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Nashville Predators News

Challe: "We needed Hörnqvist" | Hockey Allsvenskan -
Run this through the Google translator, as it sounds like Patric Hornqvist will not play for Djurgarden after all, and may be headed to Switzerland instead. No immediate details are available on why there is a change in plans.

The Lockout Litmus Test: A Hard Core Fan Perspective | The Predatorial
Jeremy chats up one deeply-invested Preds fan, who plans to be back no matter what.

Blackhawks Logo Wins NHLToL 2012! - Blog -
The Preds' logo made the final four in this tournament.

Nashville Should Host the Next Winter Classic : The Hockey Writers
A cute idea that won't happen. The NHL stages the Winter Classic to be a profitable event, not to send a message about their commitment to non-traditional markets. Besides, have you heard how Titans fans piss & moan when the thermometer dips below 60?

Young Admirals could help Predators soon | The Tennessean
Dean Evason kicks off his first training camp as head coach of the Admirals today in Milwaukee.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

NHL lockout 2012: Tentative agreement in place on HRR definition -
Hey, it's something at least.

Larry Brooks: NHL players must make next move in labor negotiations -
The owners have drawn the line - they're not ready to talk about the big money issue until the players agree to immediate cuts. So... how long will we all have to wait?

On Hockey — Bettman Is the Undisputed N.H.L. Enforcer -
Today, a new book profiling the rise of Gary Bettman is released - love him or hate him, the guy has helped NHL owners earn a pile of cash over the years.

2012 NHL Lockout: Krys Barch Lays It Out On Twitter, Speaks From The Heart - Defending Big D
When the wine flows, so does the truth, apparently. Barch went on an all-out rant last night on Twitter about the lockout, and you can read the whole thing here.

Adam Oates will co-coach Capitals’ AHL Hershey Bears during NHL lockout | Puck Daddy
Here's a clever way to get the new head coach acclimated to at least some of his players.

Revised arena agreement would see prospective Coyotes owner Jamison receive less in first five years - The Globe and Mail
The maneuvering continues in the desert... | KATZ LETTER AN OPPORTUNITY
Oilers owner Daryl Katz issues a public letter, apologizing for that flirtation with Seattle last week which immediately resulted in a local uproar.