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Thursday's Dump & Chase: Playing Angry

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You and I are lucky. We didn't have to watch the game film of the Preds/Blues game again. Imagine having to watch that more than once, and the mere thought makes me rattlesnake mad. So let's bank on an angry team playing against a Philly team coming off an emotional win, and hope for the best.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Nashville's "Old School" Fourth Line Holding Them Back - TSS
Mark has joined our side of the debate.

Johansen Making a Home in Nashville - Nashville Predators - Features
Joey is moving into his new place, and the lines look a bit more... familiar.

Kane vs Scott: NHL fans overcome league's bias | WFAA.com
Not sure who wrote this. The template is like some weird Gannett template and I can't determine the author. Either way, he/she nailed it.

David Poile says Jimmy Vesey can jump right to NHL if he signs | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
That's exciting to hear. There needs to be a full-court press to make sure he's in gold before the season ends.

Other Hockey Stuff

Flames' Wideman suspended 20 games by NHL | NHL.com
Never hit an official. Ever. It's the right call.

NHL confirms Wideman was diagnosed with concussion after hitting linesman (Video) – ProHockeyTalk
The plot thickens.

Kuzma: Tortorella returns to the scene of the crime | TheProvince.com
Memory lane for John Tortorella includes a hallway, that infamous visiting team portal at Rogers Arena.

Hurricanes’ John-Michael Liles could join trade candidates | News & Observer
The funny bit is that Carolina can be sellers and still make the playoffs, somehow.

During exile from hockey, Mike Richards turned to a beer league - The Washington Post
This is an excellent read.

Washington Capitals star Evgeny Kuznetsov dazzling the league | ESPN
"Once homesick and reluctant, budding superstar Evgeny Kuznetsov has become more comfortable with his new surroundings as an unstoppable force for the Capitals."

NHL.tv explains what happened in disastrous launch | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
I was on the last page of right before pressing "purchase" with the new NHL.TV setup, when I started hearing from Jon and Laura (@HildyMac) about their troubles with it. I abstained.

Shanahan talks Leafs logo, future uniform changes, and Kadri - Sportsnet.ca
The more I see of the new logo, the less I like it.

The Canadiens are so bad they're refusing to name a Janaury player of the month - SBNation.com
A great moment in sad PR department history.

Bruins Notes: Brad Marchand’s Goal-Scoring Pace Sets Him Apart From Team | Boston Bruins | NESN.com
And here I thought it was his nose.

Dallas Stars: Heika: Stars' yin and yang of season will continue unabated for foreseeable future | SportsDay
Of all the good teams in the league, the Stars are by far the weirdest.

Not Hockey

Broncos punter forced to buy $1,800 Super Bowl ticket for his 1-week-old daughter - SBNation.com
This is ridiculous.

How to build a Hyperloop | The Verge
Cc: Mayor Barry.

PSG Are Hampered By How Horrible Ligue 1 Is | Deadspin
If Lyon or Marseille could get back to where they were in the late 90s/early 2000s, it would be a tremendous help to that league. Even the German league has "other" teams.