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Friday's Dump & Chase: Analysis

There's an overly simplistic trick I use to evaluate player rankings: would it assign a higher score to a random scrub than to Sidney Crosby? If it does, I move on. No point in spending time trying to get someone so married to their model to see reason.

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The physicality of the Predators defense may be a bit underrated now.

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Sometimes, twitter gives us beautiful things.

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This is disappointing to see.

The Blue Line: Is BU hockey better than it was last time? | Daily Free Press
The Terriers should be worth keeping an eye on this year.

Why the Arizona Coyotes have pro sports youngest general manager | USA Today
Unlike some other notable youthful hires, he seems to have a sense of humor about him.

‘Phil Kessel is a Stanley Cup champion!’ — President Obama welcomes Penguins to White House (Video) – ProHockeyTalk
I'm going to miss President Obama's speech writer.

Measuring a hockey player's versatility - TSN
This is an interesting experiment.

Matthew Tkachuk rising to challenge of making Flames' roster -
I'd like to see him succeed, if only because he has a great twitter handle.