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Wednesday's Dump & Chase: That Dude in the Middle

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It all seems to come back to that doesn't it. I needed a topic The theme of this Wednesday, for better or for worse seems to be centerman, and after a summer of hockeyless debate it's easy to see why. In case that little blurb about centers didn't interest you, there happens to be a whole lot more about other stuff below than there is up here, so peruse at your leisure and have an excellent center day of the week.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville Predators at Tampa Bay Lightning - Nashville Predators
Quick and dirty recap from last night's preseason game.

Preds' depth defenseman battle unglamorous, but key -The Tennessean
Honestly, I know it matters...but no I don't care.

Nashville Predators Announce 2015-16 Television Schedule, Broadcast Team - Nashville Predators
In case you missed our giant headline the other day; THIS IS AWSOME.

Hockey Centered News

Vanek isn’t ‘complaining’ about the Wild’s centers, but…. | ProHockeyTalk
While he may just be making excuses, he has a point and it makes me feel so much better about the Preds.

3 Impressions: Pens 7, Canes 3 - Pittsburgh Penguins - Features
Kessel seems to like having a real center as well. Two beautiful goals in his home debut.

Prank callers hijack John Tortorella USA Hockey press conference (Audio) | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
This has nothing to do with centers, but its great.

Yup, Torts is still Torts | ProHockeyTalk
And hockey is better off for it.

Ducks' Chris Stewart has come a long way and is still battling - LA Times
I can just barely remember when he was good.

Former NHL player Ewen's brain coveted by CTE researchers - Article - TSN
This is a little rough, but very interesting.

Erik Johnson signs 7-year deal with Avalanche; has he earned it? | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
The Avalanche overpaid to retain at least one NHL quality d-man.

Maple Leafs at forefront of NHL's biomechanics movement - Sportsnet.ca
Is it even sports anymore?

Sexual Assault And The NHL: League Response Through The Eyes Of A Survivor - Anaheim Calling
Worth the read.

St. Louis Blues Bizarre Ride II: The Hip-Hop Hockey Eastern Conference
Not sure how I feel about this one.

Like it or not, the celebration is back on for Blackhawks | Chicago Sun-Times
Oh. Boy.

Lawyer for alleged rape victim in Kane case to hold news conference Wednesday - City & Region - The Buffalo News
The attorney who represents a woman who alleges that she was raped by hockey star Patrick Kane will hold his first news conference on the matter at 1 p.m. on Wednesday.