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Thursday's Dump & Chase:Concussion Rates Unchanged, Despite Rule Changes

A recent study indicates that recent rule changes meant to penalize hits to the head have not reduced concussion rates in the NHL. Part of the reason for this could be inconsistent officiating, but what else could be done at the league level? The author of the study suggests a suspension for hits that cause serious injury to last the duration of the injury itself. How would you feel about that? Nobody wants to see guys get hurt, but can anything be done about this without radically changing the physical nature of the game?

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Nashville Predators News

Predators prospect Colton Sissons puts pain of injury in past | The Tennessean

Recovering from injury...going to be a recurring theme this year.

Will Nick Spaling be a Nashville Predator next season?-Predlines

Probably not.

The Six Most Goosebump-Inducing Uses Of "Enter Sandman" In Sports-Buzzfeed

Memo to the Preds: When you're crafting the intro video for this year, take a pass on all the "inadequacies" and "deepest fears" nonsense and stick to the basics. These things work for a reason.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Daly expects NHL schedule, Olympics announcement this week | ProHockeyTalk

We're still waiting...

The Best Heel Turns in NHL History - Grantland

There isn't anything that Wayne Gretzky could do to make me hate him. Probably.

Could American boycott derail NHL's Olympic dreams? | SI.com

Prediction: There will not be a boycott of the Olympics. I would strongly support an NHL boycott of the games, though.

Hockey Hugs: The top 10 celebratory photos of 2012-13 NHL season | Puck Daddy

I love you, man!

NHL 14: Will the old school ever meet the next generation? - SBNation.com

If you want to play NHL 94, you're gonna have to buy NHL 94.

Hawks’ 1961 Cup banner fetches $37.5K in auction - Southtown Star

What a waste of money.

ESPY Awards 2013 Winners: Results, Recap and Top Moments | Bleacher Report

The ESPY Awards are incredibly stupid...although this one was pretty awesome.

5 Most Memorable Jerseys in NHL History-The Hockey Writers

Buying a counterfeit Whalers jersey right now.