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Sunday's Dump & Chase: Blues Get Their Goalie Back

How better to spend your first football-less Sunday afternoon of the year than with some hockey reading? The major news today comes from the St. Louis injured reserve list...

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Dilip Vishwanat

Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators build wall around Rinne | The Tennessean
Stopping shots has been a whole-team endeavor for the Preds so far this season.

This Week In Smashville: Nashville Predators Top Prospects - Nashville Sports Hub
Chris Burton provides the latest updates on the guys looking to earn their way into the NHL.

Smashville 24/7 - Bourque making big impact for Preds
Bourque's game-changing speed provides reason to get excited about what he might do for this team not only for this season, but beyond.

A Real Shot - Predneck Nation
Miranda wants to see the Predators put more shots on net, but can't stomach the fans who yell "SHOOT" from the stands.

The 303:30 – the 4-game win streak, a blogger roundtable and Preds EVP Chris Parker | Section 303
Jeremy & Codey welcome in Robby Stanley of Smashville 24/7 and the Nashville Sports Hub, and Patten Fuqua of Puck Scene for some Preds chat.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Jamie Langenbrunner Injury: Surgery Needed, Will Be Out For Season - St. Louis Game Time
The Blues lose an important veteran to a torn labrum.

Jaroslav Halak Injury: Blues Activate Halak From IR - St. Louis Game Time
Meanwhile, they do get back their most important vet, because it turned out that Brian Elliott really is just Brian Elliott.

Hockey Seismology - The Cannon
It sounds like an existential crisis in Columbus.

Down Goes Brown: Five years of Down Goes Brown
Congratulations and Happy Birthday to one of the very finest hockey blogs in captivity.

Realignment next big issue between the NHL and the players union -
Larry Brooks rips the Islanders for using every trick in the book to run a cheapskate operation, while receiving NHL revenue sharing for the first time this season.

Sharks GM Doug Wilson, others, say it's time to shrink goalie pads - The Hockey News
I'm glad to see this debate come up again, there needs to be radical approach to goaltending equipment that focuses primarily on protection.

Mikhail Grabovski 'Bites' Max Pacioretty, Montreal Melts Down - Pension Plan Puppets
A tasty new entry in one of the NHL's most ancient rivalries.

Want Roberto Luongo? NHL teams must ‘pay a price’: Canucks GM Mike Gillis - Vancouver Sun
I wouldn't be surprised to see the Canucks just hold on to Roberto Luongo the entire season.

"This Is The Greatest Thing I've Ever Seen": An Actual, Live Condor Gets Loose At A Hockey Game - Deadspin
You certainly don't see this every day...

NHL Grab Bag: Two-Goal Leads, Two Nicklas Backstroms, and Too Much Don Cherry Techno - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
A wonderful dialogue on one of my hockey pet peeves, the notion that a two-goal lead is "the worst".

Devils Early Season Attendance & Business News - In Lou We Trust
Can the Devils turn the corner financially?

Bolts’ Guy Boucher gets penalized for making hilarious faces at officials (VIDEO) | Puck Daddy
The Tampa Bay coach has a reputation for being an innovator, but this takes the cake.