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Monday's Dump & Chase: It's Lottery Night!

So here we's time for the Draft Lottery. Could this be the one time where a team as bad as this one shouldn't get the #1 pick? Maybe, with defenseman Seth Jones widely regarded as the best available player, and depth at forward perhaps our biggest need. At least now all the speculation (o.k., some of the speculation) will be over and we'll have a firm idea of who will actually be available.

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Bruce Bennett

Nashville Predators News

Depending on tonight’s lottery, Poile and Preds have some decisions to make… | Section 303

Ten percent chance of first...which isn't good. But better than teams like Columbus who barely missed the playoffs but have zero chance at the top pick. That's the worst.

Smashville 24/7 - Weber ‘committed to everything’ in Nashville

The only possible answer.

Nashville Predators' Shea Weber committed to rebuilding process | The Tennessean

In related news, he has no choice.

Colin Wilson Was The Nashville Predators' 2013 MVP | Predlines

I loved where his season was going, but I just can't call someone the MVP when they only played half the games. For example, if Pekka had gone down, this team would've allowed 5+ goals every night. He's the MVP.

David Poile set to make ‘humbling’ journey to Toronto - Nashville Predators |

The humbling part was the season. This is supposed to be the good part.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

NHL Draft Lottery Odds and How It Works | The Hockey Writers

This is tonight folks!

Monday Musings: Stanley Cup playoffs edition | Hockey | CBC Sports

The Washington Capitals go in as the hottest team in the league.

Q&A with Ilya Bryzgalov on locker clean-out day | Courier-Post

Maybe he should just stop talking for awhile.

Joe Sacco fired by Colorado Avalanche -

Last place in the conference this year, and only one post-season appearance during his tenure. Nowhere to go but up, I guess.

With Dallas Stars firing their GM, all pressure is on owner Tom Gaglardi | Dallas Stars Blog

The record is what it is, and the owner can't fire himself, so....

NHL All-Cap: Building the best team at an average price - NHL - Sporting News

Amazingly, the Penguins have three players on this "team".

2013 NHL Draft Rankings War Room: Combining Central Scouting’s Final Rankings | The Hockey Writers

We've got a lot of picks besides the Top 5'er folks. Check it out.

Save of the year? Marlies’ MacIntyre goes behind-the-back for glove stop (Video) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo! Sports

Alright, take it easy, buddy. Now you're just showing off.