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Friday's Dump and Chase: Commander Lombardi

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Dean Lombardi made it very clear what he wants in his players hoping to make it on Team USA's World Cup roster: the civic virtue of Cincinnatus and Geroge Washington.

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Nashville Predators News

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My guess: A lot.

Why the Predators Will Be Better in 2015-16 | Nashville Predators
Stu Grimson gives his take on why the Preds will be even better than they were last season.

Das Super-Duell Josi vs Streit: Sie können dabei sein und mitspielen! | Blick
Time to put that google translate to use.

Nashville Predators Will Love 3-on-3 Overtime | Predlines
If they're going to love it so much why dont they marry it!!!!

PREDCAST Season 4 Episode 2: August and Everything After | On the Forecheck
Because nothing captures the essence of whiny hockey fans complaining about summer better than a show title stolen from a Counting Crows album. Nothing.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Sources: Patrick Kane target of rape investigation | The Buffalo News
The latest on the very troubling and horrible Patrick Kane story.

USA Hockey Announces Dean Lombardi as GM for World Cup | The Hockey Writers
USA Hockey announced the management group for Team USA at the 2016 World Cup of Hockey on Thursday, including Kings GM Dean Lombardi as the team's GM.

Dean Lombardi named USA GM for World Cup, gives passionate speech | CBSSports.com
Some bizarre quotes from Lombardi.

Penguins sign Matt Cullen as Quest for Depth Continues | The Pensblog
"GMJimmyR does not seem really interested in playing younger guys on the bottom six lines, but that may speak to how bad the Penguins have drafted in previous years."

Canucks' four biggest mistakes of the past year | Sportsnet.ca
Over the past year, the Vancouver Canucks seem to have lacked direction under their new regime. This is a good introduction for those unsure why the sky is falling in good old British Columbia.

Is Sidney Crosby Still The NHL's Best | Today's Slapshot
"Considering his reputation, it’s a shock that many people think highly of Crosby." I'm not sure "shock" is the right word. Because it's not surprising at all. Especially when the question is, "Is Crosby the best player?"

Maple Leafs using savvy investment strategy | TSN
Buy low. Sell high.

New Jersey Devils outlook for 2015-16 NHL season | NHL.com
There are so many new eras in the NHL it could be a hat store.

Grading Jim Nill's Offseason | Defending Big D
The Stars entered the offseason with a series of needs. Which ones did they address? Which ones did they neglect?

Enjoy this song by a great band.