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Saturday's Dump & Chase: Playoffs!?

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Thomas Cigarran, the Predator’s chairman and governor, had some pretty strong words at the annual preseason news conference this week. He promised not one, but Stanley Cups PLURAL in Nashville. This is a huge step from a franchise that looked ready to buckle under not all that long ago, it also marks the beginning of the next step in Nashville’s hockey development and shows the Predators' commitment to winning. For now though? The words sound nice, but lets be honest, the Preds are not in a position to compete consistently anytime soon for a Cup. How 'bout starting with the playoffs first? Cups sound good, but as Jim Mora Sr. says, “I just hope we can win a game!” On that note, enjoy the weekend kids!

Nashville Predators News

Predators under the gun to improve shootout performance-The Tennessean

If only Rock-Paper-Scissors was a viable option during the season...

Shea It Ain't So: Weber Still Seeking First Norris-The Hockey Writers

He should already have at least one, and if he played in Canada he would #fight'nwords.

Ads Cruise in Pre-Season Opener, win 3-1 | Admirals Roundtable

You fell in love with these guys over the last couple of weeks...here's what they've been up to since they left.

The Wide, Wacky, Wonderful World of Hockey

Best case scenarios for NHL's Western Conference teams in 2014-15  - SI.com

Not everyone shares our enthusiasm here in Nashville for the upcoming season...

Watch visor spare Ducks prospect Nick Ritchie serious injury | Post-to-Post

Can we just all agree we need them?

Getzlaf 'pissed off' by Selanne's book comments - Sportsnet.ca

Pissed might be an understatement...

NHL.com - Ducks expect Fowler, Heatley on opening road trip - 2014-2015 Season Preview

One more story about the Ducks, just for fun.

Report: Blue Jackets, Johansen inching closer towards deal | theScore

Based on the lowball deals this summer you kinda saw this coming...

NHL adds ER doctor at every game: League takes lesson from Jiri Fischer, Rich Peverley cardiac incidents - Yahoo Sports

This is a very good thing.

Young Leafs 'looking to steal jobs': Carlyle | Toronto Sun

Steal seems like an odd choice of words...

Army Strong? Florida Panthers heading to West Point to finish prepping for NHL season | Fox News

Well that's one way to end the offseason.

A Brief History of NHL Uniforms-The Hockey Writers

Random, but cool.

Fan dies after escalator fall at St. Louis Blues game-USA Today

This is just terrible. Thoughts and prayers.

The 50 NCAA players you need to know this season | Post-to-Post

Will one of these be wearing Blue and Gold soon?

Your goalie is not the problem: A defense of the league-average netminder - Fear The Fin

It's obviously the uniforms and the captains...

Matt Niskanen, Brooks Orpik and Todd Reirden key the Capitals' defensive revival  - SI.com

What about that World Class defensive stuff Ovechkin?

Suddenly, there's talk about the Coyotes being sold again  | Sporting News

Again!?