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Sunday's Dump & Chase: Bracing

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Thursday is right around the corner, and that's when the Staals and the Hurricanes come to town. But folks in South Carolina had a rough night as they were paid a visit by that no good treacherous Joaquin. Let's hope that system (which is still hovering over much of the state today) gets out of there quickly. Flooding is not a fun experience.

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Nashville Predators News

Preds Fall to Blue Jackets in Final Exhibition Contest - Nashville Predators - Features
It's okay to say "We wanted to keep everyone healthy". Really, it is.

Full Throttle Finish | BlueJackets Xtra
The Columbus perspective.

Hodgson ready to start over with Predators | Tennessean.com
"Things seem to be going well on the ice here." I'm really pulling for this guy. I'll be biased.

Western Conference hot seat for 2015-16 season: NHL.com - 2015-2016 Season Preview
Yes, Pekka Rinne is on the hot seat in Nashville. It's October, do better.

Other Hockey News

Banksy's Jets, the Babcock effect, and nicknaming McDavid - Sportsnet.ca
"So many questions this year. How badly will the Canucks suck? What is the mysterious hole in the Flames’ game plan? And—oh yeah, there are seven Canadian teams." (Their words, not mine)

Tampa Bay Lightning at top of power rankings to start 2015-16 season - Super 16: NHL Power Rankings
Nashville starts the year at #10. Power rankings are here!

Johnson, Killorn hurt in Lightning preseason finale | Tampa Bay Times
That's not a good strategy. I'd rather my team lose 7-1 in the finale than get 2/3's of a line hurt.

New York Rangers preview: Do they just need luck to win it all? | USA Today
That and players living up to their salaries.

Ward to open season as ‘Canes starter | ProHockeyTalk
We need Carolina to start losing early. Again it's nothing personal, Canes fans.

Panthers need improved special teams and good health for Roberto Luongo and Jaromir Jagr to reach goals - Sun Sentinel
And we're all pulling for them, right?

Verizon Center’s Skycam Debuts to Criticism From Fans, Will Not Be Used During Sunday’s Game | RMNB
I'm okay with football broadcasts having one, but hockey? C'mon folks. There already is a scoreboard to mount stuff from.

Seth Rorabaugh's 2015-16 NHL predictions | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Pittsburgh writer picks _____________ to win the East. And no, he didn't pick Pittsburgh.

2015-16 NHL season preview - Uni watch - uniform changes, tweaks, alternates and throwbacks
Thankfully, they didn't include the pictures of the players actually wearing the gold helmet.

Bryan Bickell clears waivers, will start season with Blackhawks - Chicago Tribune
$4 million is a big number. So I'm sure they'll use some reasoning to put him on LTIR.

Why Beau Bennett Will Break Out in 2015-16 - TSS
He's Pittsburgh's Austin Watson.

Not Hockey News

The Notre Dame-Clemson gameday experience, from tailgates to fallout - SBNation.com
Steven Godfrey was down in Clemson yesterday, and wrote about the whole experience. A great read.

England travel tips for the Dolphins and Jets from someone who has never been there for parole reasons - SBNation.com

A lot of people forget that England is a different country. Here are some helpful hints for how to survive a NFL weekend abroad in sunny London.

Alton Brown Announces New Live Tour: 'Eat Your Science' - Eater
I learned most of what I know about cooking from Alton Brown. If you truly want to learn and don't know where to start, I highly recommend finding Good Eats on Youtube or Netflix.