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Thursday's Dump & Chase: Defense Wins Championships

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Which I guess this year means "allowing less than 5 goals per game wins championships". Twenty-three goals in the first set of games last night...seems kinda high, right? But if you saw the games, they sure were fun to watch. I'm hoping we get more of those 4-3 games here next year, even if it might put Wendy's out of business.

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Justin K. Aller

Nashville Predators News

Predators coaching search: Potential candidates update-The Tennessean

Let's wait and see who gets fired in a couple of weeks. This list could get a bit longer very soon.

Has Del Zotto received a fair chance since his trade to the Predators? - The Predatorial

He wasn't "veteran enough" to get a fair chance. Hopefully that will change.

Your 2014 Off Season Calendar | Penalty Box Radio

Toss this one up on the fridge for reference.

Jim Diamond's 2013-14 NHL Awards Ballot | Rinkside Report

Weber for Norris! (Homer!) Jones left off the Calder ballot! (Hater!)

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Video: Hockey Night in Canada’s awesome playoff video montage | Puck Drunk Love

"Awesome" is an understatement.

The possession game: He who holds the puck raises the Cup - The Globe and Mail

It's almost impossible to score without the puck, so I guess having it more would be better.

Blue Jackets coach wants more than just moral victories | ProHockeyTalk

Because as we know, they DO NOT count in the standings.

NHL Playoffs map shows who North Americans are rooting for - SBNation.com

It says here that you're rooting for the Red Wings.

Building a playoff team from scratch? No doubt you take Drew Doughty first | Post-to-Post

Huh?

All Aboard: Finding Your Playoff Bandwagon - Japers' Rink

Or you could just do what Blackhawks fans do...just wait and see who wins it, then "pick" your team.

Pass or Fail: Taking a selfie during Stanley Cup Playoffs players’ scrum | Puck Daddy

Fail. This selfie craze has gotten out of control. We need to pass a law or something.

10 Reasons Your Favorite Team is Going to Lose in the Playoffs - SportsPickle

So true.