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Thursday's Dump & Chase: Big News From West End

Given our current events, no one trusts the folks at Nissan Stadium to run an event anymore. We've had gates not being opened, bathrooms being locked, concession stands being closed and that's just for people who make it in the stadium before they pass out. So when Vanderbilt's Chancellor Nick Zeppos says they're serious about remaking their stadium... we should be excited.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Austin Watson and Kevin Fiala Race Go-Karts (07/29/15) Video - NHL VideoCenter - Nashville Predators
Screw it, here's the video.

Kevin Fiala is wearing a US flag shirt, and Austin Watson looks like a freaking hockey player.

That's the future, right there.

Zeppos shares vision for new Vanderbilt football stadium | Nashville Post
Why am I so jazzed up about this? If Nashville ever gets a Stadium Series game, a rebuilt Vanderbilt Stadium could be a solid option. They'll find a way to sell beer there. No worries.

Predators mailbag: Who is the first-line center? | Tennessean.com
Spoiler: It's Ribeiro.

Milwaukee Bucks arena deal approved by Wisconsin Assembly | ESPN
No one's said anything about the Admirals or the arena dimensions yet, but it doesn't look like it will be designed with the NHL in mind.

James Neal to Host Hockey Clinic to Benefit Make-A-Wish® Middle Tennessee | Nashville Predators - News
Way to break character, Nature Boy.

Around the Wide World of Hockey

Voynov serving sentence at jail that once advertised it had flat screen TVs | ProHockeyTalk
Cali. As. Hell. I was hoping he'd go to the jail where Marv went in the movie Sin City.

Capitals bracing for Johansson's arbitration award | Comcast SportsNet Washington
He's a decent second line center that will be buoyed by the arrival of TJ Oshie and Justin Williams. I think they will find room.

5 Things: Projecting Brandon Sutter's next contract | CanucksArmy
:)

The mental game inside concussions and the NHL | Pension Plan Puppets
An excellent read.

Expanding realignment talk; Could Tampa Bay work in the Western Conference? | Raw Charge
GAHDANGIT... Why does everyone want to the Central Division to kill one another. It's bad enough that half of you people on here want Nashville in a division with Chicago, St. Louis, and Detroit "because our rivalries mean so much to us". THEIR FANS DON'T EVEN HATE YOUR TEAM (except St. Louis, because if they're paying attention to a Blues/Preds game... it likely means that it's not baseball season and they freaking hate it when that happens).

You know what I like more than seeing the Preds play those guys 6 times a year? Having a better shot at banners and playing them 2-4 times a year.

2016 Winter Classic: A sneak peek at the logos the Bruins and Canadiens will use | Eyes On The Prize
OF COURSE THIS PRESS CONFERENCE WAS HELD YESTERDAY AT GILLETTE STADIUM. HAHAHAHAHAAAAAAA.

Best Way to Get on NHL's National Broadcast Schedule? Be On a CSN Network | Defending Big D
That's a wise plan. How do we get Nashville on a CSN Network? By giving Ed Snider more money? Nah.

Five possible landing spots for Cody Franson | Sportsnet.ca
If he goes to Dallas, man....

Devils G Cory Schneider wants fans to design his next mask | CBSSports.com
Someone needs to do a "Spirit of Newark" design, complete with fire from burning cars.

See $450M Detroit Events Center from new angle in rendering | MLive.com
It's only money.

The Surplus of Forwards on the Flames Heading into 2015-16 | Matchsticks and Gasoline
Et tu Burke?

Not Hockey

How not to chop off your own feet at the Lumberjack Games | SBNation.com
You might want to print this out.

Top Gear's Clarkson, Hammond and May making show for Amazon | BBC News
Awesome, now I have to get Amazon Prime to resume happiness in my life.

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Enjoy the rest of your day. It shouldn't be difficult.