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Monday's Dump & Chase: Not Supposed to Be Here

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Dante Hicks: You know what the real tragedy about all this is? I'm not even supposed to be here today!
Randal Graves: Oh, [text] you! [text] you, pal! Jesus, there you go again trying to pass the buck. I'm the source of all your misery. Who closed the store to play hockey? Who closed the store to go to a wake? Who tried to win back his ex girlfriend without even discussing how he felt with his present one? You wanna blame somebody? Blame yourself. "I'm not even supposed to be here today."
Randal Graves: You sound like an [text]! Jesus, nobody twisted your arm to be here today. You're here of your own volition. You like to think the weight of the world rests on your shoulders. Like this place would fall apart if Dante wasn't here. Jesus, you overcompensate for having what's basically a monkey's job. You push buttons. Anybody can waltz in here and do our jobs. You... You're so obsessed with making it seem so much more epic, so much more important than it really is. Christ, you work in a convenience store, Dante! And badly, I might add! I work in a video store, badly as well.

Nashville Predators News

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No kidding. Where is Roman Josi though?

Beneath the Ice: Roster Battles in Camp (10/11/15) Video - NHL VideoCenter - Nashville Predators
IT'S BACK!!!!

Rinne ready to set a record that sets Predators apart | Nashville Post
Pekka might be pretty good, as history tells us.

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Other topics: Will Seth Jones and Filip Forsberg re-sign before the end of the season? What about the lineup shuffles?

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Yep....

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*David Poile sips tea*

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The former Wings defenseman got MAD online at his former coach.

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And they can't fire their coach yet, can they?