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Tuesday's Dump & Chase: October is Coming

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I'm not sure about you, but I'll be glad when October gets here. It's not that I don't enjoy college football, the NFL, NFL writers, and NFL coverage all hours of the day, but I do happen to like hockey. Also, I happen to tolerate the baseball playoffs. Noted Predators fans David Price, R.A. Dickey, and a few others will likely still be playing in October. Go Jays (this year).

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Expect a Final Push from the Predators in 2015-16 - TSS
I like the prediction, but no mention of potential all-star Cody Hodgson.

Year Two of Laviolette and Forsberg Begins - Nashville Predators - Blogs
Uncle Pete drops a line, and enlightens us.

Predators' free-agent duo day-to-day with injuries | Tennessean.com
In case you were wondering where those guys were on Sunday.

News & Notes Related to Other Hockey Clubs and the Sport of Hockey Itself

2015-16 NHL season preview -- Los Angeles Kings are bolstering player support as they rehabilitate their image | ESPN.com
You have to take care of your assets.

LOOK: Avalanche Stadium Series jersey features gigantic numbers - CBSSports.com
Just like the stadium jerseys from last year. I like 'em.

10 big changes for 2015-16 NHL season | USAToday
SPOILER: Not all are big.

Goons gone as 4th liners now have more skill than ever | Calgary Sun
OKAY... have you read this headline? Seen the source? Good. Check out the next one:

Kuzma: Dorsett, Prust fighting on same side now | TheProvince.com
Heh.

Red Wings' prospects Anthony Mantha, Tomas Nosek, Tyler Bertuzzi impress during scrimmage | MLive.com
Keep an eye on Mantha. The Wings expected him to be a bit further along than he is, and while he's still a blue-chip player... Detroit is desperate to win while they have Datsyuk and Zetterberg.

Middle class disappearing from salary-cap NHL | NHL | Home | Toronto Sun
AKA: The league copying David Poile.

Oilers taking a 'calculated gamble' on Klefbom - Sportsnet.ca
AKA: The Oilers copying David Poile.

Paul Bissonnette is Wrong and Right | Hockey Graphs
Face punchers don't like analytics. But really, a great breakdown of a former enforcer's view of advanced statistics.

Not Hockey

Rio Grande De-Fence Briefing: Takeaways a Middle Tennessee thing | Nashville Post
Corn Elder is the best high school player I've ever seen. I watched him rack up 405 total yards against a Brentwood Academy defense that had several D1-FBS players, including Jalen Ramsey.

Music City Food + Wine Festival Cruises Through Its Third Year - Eater Nashville
You're losing money by not attending.

That's all for today. I hope you all ha-.... WHAT? NO.

THIS IS A BAD IDEA.

NO.

SCREW THIS.

SERIOUSLY.

IS BRIAN BURKE RESPONSIBLE?

TO HELL WITH EVERYTHING.

Team USA to announce World Cup coach on ESPN after Monday Night Football - NHL.com - News

Just.... no.