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Thursday's Dump & Chase: Welcome to Smashville, Michael Del Zotto!

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Whether you like the trade or not, time marches on, and we have a new guy to root for. How will he fit in to the "system"? Will he be able to turn things around from his time with the Rangers? We're about to find out…

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Nashville Predators News

Predators add defenseman to provide more offense; seriously they did | Examiner.com

Is there another way?

Klein trade risky, but delivers more positives than negatives for Nashville - The Predatorial

I'm not even sure it was risky. We'll see, I guess.

Michael Del Zotto Trade: A Deeper Look At The Kevin Klein Acquisition - Blueshirt Banter

For the view from the other side...

Del Zotto never developed into Rangers building block | New York Post

We're all hoping for that to change here.

Trotz says Dubynk has picked up some ‘bad habits’ | ProHockeyTalk

Takes one to know one, as they say.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

NHL Power Rankings: Rise of a new No. 1 - Sportsnet.ca

The Preds at #21, up five spots from last week.

Why rare line brawls shouldn't be regarded as black marks on the NHL - The Predatorial

Agree 1000%.

Richard Sherman thinks hockey players are thugs, and we sigh deeply | Puck Daddy

I kinda get what he's saying, but maybe Richard Sherman should just stop talking for a while…pick back up in a couple of weeks.

John Tortorella's suspension may save Vancouver Canucks 2013-14 season | SI.com

Suspending the coach…I have to admit, I never considered that as a way to turn our season around. Very interesting.

Even with the heat, it's game on for hockey at Dodger Stadium - latimes.com

The mid-80's continue in LA. In related news, this game will be played on ice.

Parise, Suter concerned about safety during Sochi Olympics | Puck Drunk Love

It will be hard, but you might want to leave the family off THIS road trip, guys. Seriously.

The Hockey Sweater: an enduring simplicity - The Globe and Mail

Is there anything better?

VIDEO: Hockey Goalie Seems Pretty Drunk - SportsPickle

Beer League.

15 U.S. Olympians Posing With A Siberian Husky Puppy Is The Cutest Thing You'll See Today-Buzzfeed

Or ever.