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Thursday's Dump & Chase: World Cup of Hockey

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The NHL and the NHLPA released all the particulars regarding the World Cup of Hockey in September 2016. This time next year we could be screaming at our televisions because the names Team North America and Team Europe are so stupid. Other than my petty complaints, I'm excited for competitive (yet to be determined) hockey after a long August.

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Sabres and Cody Franson near two-year contract: Report | Puck Daddy
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Bruins' Bergeron: Playing vs. Nordiques 'would be special' | Sportsnet.ca
I long to see Nordique sweaters on TV.

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The vilification of Michel Therrien | Eyes On The Prize
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The cap and the Cup complicate Stamkos contract talks | Toronto Star
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Upshall looks to impress Blues | STL Today
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