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Saturday's Dump & Chase: Welcome to the Central Division!

I realize the league would've been criticized no matter what names they picked, but these are really dumb (see what I mean?). We didn't get a shiny, new division name, and that's disappointing. But I guess it could've been "Metropolitan" worse. Maybe they can come up with a more interesting solution during the lockout of 2022.

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Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators' schedule contains many story lines | The Tennessean

Plus some actual games.

Nashville's Rich Clune had some interesting contract demands | Puck Drunk Love

These all seem pretty reasonable to me.

Coyotes Sign Brandon Yip to a One-Year, Two-Way Contract - Five For Howling

Good luck, man.

Preds Host Open House on Saturday, July 20 - Nashville Predators

Hey, that's today! Go see the yellow ice!

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

NHL playoff format: Realignment changes postseason system -

Something to keep in mind.

Understanding a few things about "real-time" stats like hits and blocked shots | Backhand Shelf ain't just for the weekdays anymore.

NHLPA, NHL still looking for a resolution on goalie equipment size | ProHockeyTalk

The pads are too big.

Sergei Fedorov says KHL almost stole another NHL star -

They're gonna keep taking runs at guys...we'll see if anyone else bites.

How much is Joe Pavelski worth? - Fear The Fin

A lot.

Ineffective Headshot Rule Signals Time To Eliminate Instigator Rule-The Hockey Writers

An interesting perspective.

State opens meeting law probe of Glendale-AZ Central

Enough already.

BREAKING NEWS: ESPN/ABC snags Nate Silver; Reportedly to join "Olbermann" | Awful Announcing

It's two of my least favorite people! On the same show! Maybe they can go for the hat trick and add one more...

The Sochi Olympics: Castles in the sand | The Economist

"Large construction projects often have a side-effect of corruption. But in Russia corruption is not a side-effect: it is a product almost as important as the sporting event itself."