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Saturday's Dump & Chase: Don't Always Copy the NFL

The NHL can learn a lot from the NFL when it comes to growing a brand, player safety, etc. But what about player conduct? The last month has been a rocky one for NFL players, with the Ray Rice indefinite suspension, Adrian Peterson indicted for child endangerment, and Josh Gordon suspended for a full season over repeated drug use. So what does this mean for the NHL? Nothing on the scale of the Ray Rice disaster has happened in the NHL, but as Allan Muir points out in his piece from SI.com , the NHL looked out of sync with public opinion in handling Semyon Varlamov last year. There hasn't been an incident yet, but with the PR backlash from a brutally mismanaged Ray Rice situation, can the growth focused, modern NHL afford a similar incident? Take a look at the Allan Muir article, and also don’t forget, ROOKIE TOURNAMENT STARTS TODAY! Florida vs. Boston, new Ford Ice Center, 1 p.m, can’t wait. Happy weekend everyone!

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Nashville Predators News

Ford Ice Center Proof Of Hockey's Growth In Nashville - Nashville Predators

A big step forward fro Nashville hockey, who knows, maybe some future Preds will get their start here.

Who Is Left? Remaining Free Agents: Torey Krug - Predlines

Boston has to give up something eventually...why not have Nashville benefit?

Rookie Camp: Then and Now - Nashville Predators

Don't expect too many fights today at the Boston/Tampa game folks.

The Wide Wide World of Hockey

Agent: Healthy Vokoun turns down offers, camp invites - ProHockeyTalk

I genuinely hope he finds a team to win him a Cup.

What is Rich Peverley's status with the Stars entering the season? - Dallas Morning News

Another former Pred whom I wish the best of luck to.

Vancouver columnist claims conspiracy from Leafs owners, NHL schedule - Puck Daddy

Canada and their hockey...

Will Marian Gaborik still be unstoppable in 2014-15? - SBNation.com

No.

Be A GM: Make 5 Potential Pre-season Trades - THW

Let the Salary Cap insanity ensue!

Capitals Coach Barry Trotz ‘leaning’ toward starting Alex Ovechkin at left wing - The Washington Post

Barry Trotz: the offensive mastermind at work.

Johnny Gaudreau motivated by fear of failure to make Calgary Flames - Flames

This is the time of year for prospects to prove themselves

Sabres open camp Thursday with plenty of questions - The Buffalo News

They have been told moving to the AHL is not an option, what's next?

Canes' Khudobin wants goalie job only after competing with Ward - NewsObserver.com

A good goalie battle to watch.

Player Profile(s): Anders Lindback and Jussi Rynnas - Dallas Morning News

How quickly Lindback's star has fallen...

Penguins' Sidney Crosby dealing with changes - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

He's healthy, motivated, and ready to win....how many times have we heard this before?

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