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Wednesday's Dump and Chase: All in the family

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The Los Angeles Kings missed the playoffs this year and it's forcing them to hangout with their real families. Meanwhile, their hockey family are having issues and, like many families, it's because of at least one jerk and a possible drug addict.

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Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators Season Grades: Victor Bartley | Predlines
Predlines write-up of Victor Bartley's season.

Looking Back and Moving Forward: #7 Matt Cullen | The Predatorial
Matt Cullen probably played the final year of his career.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Blackhawks Johnny Oduya suffered upper-body injury, expected to play in Game 4 | Second City Hockey
Quenneville: "I think he'll be all right."

The story of why the Los Angeles Kings spectacularly flamed out | ESPN
A year ago, the Los Angeles Kings were on top of the hockey world, on the verge of their second Stanley Cup win in two years. Then, it all came crashing down. This is their story.

Statistically Speaking: Hedman a force in Game Three | TSN
Statistical standouts from Game 3.

Why Tyler Johnson Should Still Be the Favorite to Win the Conn Smythe Trophy | Bleacher Report
Hedman has been good but Johnson has been great.

Pipe Problems: Tampa Bay’s Goalie Issue Isn’t Unprecedented | Grantland
Remember the Oiler's goalie problems from 2006?

NBC Sports chairman wants NHL players to cut their beards | Sporting News
"That guy looks like the kid next door" I doubt the Blackhawks wants to advertise that Andrew Shaw looks like Sid from Toy Story.

NHL jersey ads: How bad could they be? | Eyes On The Prize
A sneak peek at the worst case scenario for inevitable NHL jersey ads. There are some pretty hilarious advertisements on these. Great work.

Off-Season Game Plan: Calgary Flames | TSN
Detailed analysis of what Calgary can to with their signed and UFA personnel to build on this season's success.

Boston Bruins castoff Carl Soderberg now valuable free agent | SI.com
The Flames, Dallas, and Edmonton could be good options for Soderberg in the West.

NHLPA readies $3M 'back to school' program | TSN
A lot of great detail about how the NHLPA are taking strides to help former NHL players with education and learning to cope and function after retirement. Hopefully it can lead to improvement of the quality of life for some players after their career is over.

Denis Leary’s New Hockey Comedy ‘Benders’ Premieres on IFC Thursday, October 1st | Splitsider
The synopsis makes it sound like they are going for a The League style show but with beer league players.

New Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill a smart choice | SI.com
The hiring of Jeff Blashill as the next coach of the Red Wings gives Detroit a worthy successor to the departed Mike Babcock.