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Saturday Dump & Chase: Can a True Fan Leave a Game Early?

Our morning notes start off with a philosophical question raised by one local sports radio host - when your favorite team lays an egg like the one the Preds did Thursday night against Phoenix, is it right for fans to leave early, or should they hang on until the bitter end?


Nashville Predators News

Tell Me Why... - 102.5 The Game
Big Joe Dubin can't understand why fans would leave a game early, like many did Saturday night. My wife & I did that a couple years ago when the Kings came to town and stomped the Preds - with the meter ticking on a babysitter, we decided to make better use of a rare night out.

Smashville 24/7 - First goal imperative for Preds
Even when they score first, however, the Preds only have the 15th-best record in the league, because they've lost 5 games in overtime/shootout.

Smashville 24/7 - Weber, Josi settling in as defensive pairing
Roman Josi is the feel-good hit of the season.

Milwaukee holds on for 3-2 win in Rockford | Admirals Roundtable
Jeremy Smith suffered a leg injury in the late stages of this one, hopefully he'll be OK.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Dan DeKeyser Signs with Detroit - Winging It In Motown
Oh no! They've replaced Lidstrom!

New York Rangers News: Rangers Official Come To Terms With Conor Allen - Blueshirt Banter
Another college defenseman signs, this time with the Rangers.

NCAA Hockey Tournament: Yale slays a giant on bad night for WCHA | Puck Daddy
Wisconsin and Minnesota (featuring Preds prospect Zach Budish) were both knocked out.

NHL Grab Bag: Rask’s Wipeout Wasn't Even the Sixth-Funniest Thing in Hockey this Week - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
A chicken on the ice? Wow.

And lastly, can you imagine Pete Weber going crazy like this?