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Thursday's Dump & Chase: Do You Believe in the Power of Yes?

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When put to a simple question as to whether we'll have a hockey season, NHL Vice Commissioner Bill Daly said "yes". Is such optimism to be believed? We may not know the answer to that for a few more weeks...

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Nashville Predators News

Threat Of Nashville NHL Lockout Damage Still Real - Predlines
Jason wonders how severe the damage will be, given the number of diehard fans asking for ticket refunds these days.

Nashville Predators' Shea Weber remains silent on possible free agency | The Tennessean
What if the NHL started over from scratch and voided all existing contracts? The Captain won't discuss that scenario publicly.

Vanderbilt Commodores Gear is Nashville's Hottest - Nashville Sports Hub
Predictably, Preds apparel isn't exactly selling right now.

The Milwaukee report - Predators Insider
Kind words from head coach Dean Evason for rookie goalie Magnus Hellberg.

Hogs take control early, sink Ads. | Admirals Roundtable
It sounds like the Admirals had an off night.

Beyond the Bradley Center: Home Cooking for the Holidays, Lots of Rockford & Peoria on Tap | Admirals Roundtable
After a road-heavy early schedule, the Admirals will spend more time in Milwaukee these days.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Will we have a season? Bill Daly says ‘yes’ on Hockey Night in Canada radio | Puck Daddy
And to think, they only had to pull off three fingernails to get that answer.

Fehr responds to Daly’s comments, waiting on NHL to resume talks - The Globe and Mail
It doesn't sound like anybody is rushing back to the negotiating table.

Only NHL game being played is waiting game | Hockey | CBC Sports
Nobody dishes out the morsels of hockey goodness like Elliotte Friedman.

Hockey’s Wealth Redistribution Problem: What’s Really Behind The NHL Lockout | TIME.com
Gary Belsky lays it out simply for the readers of Time: "NHL owners with struggling teams, to the extent that they are actually struggling, are largely in the shape they’re in because of their fellow owners, not because of NHL players."

Does the NHL have a winning case in court? - The Globe and Mail
A handy Q&A as the lockout gets litigious.

Dowbiggin: Lockout will force NHL to take its medicine, only question is when - The Globe and Mail
At this rate, I think we're looking forward to more commercials for farmer dating services and public service announcements during hockey games. Who would pay to sponsor a league like this?

Paul McCann - Looking to Mom to Solve the Lockout
Sometimes it takes a mom to smack some sense in to stop the squabbling.

Twitter picture of Kane holding stacks of cash stirs social media hornets’ nest - The Globe and Mail
Yeah, probably not the wisest of choices by Evander Kane here.

World junior championship: The 10 things you need to know about Ufa - Buzzing The Net
Better to be Salavat Yulaev than Emeliyan Pugachev, apparently.