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Monday's Dump & Chase: Prepare for the inferno

There's nothing like the day after a memorable Super Bowl. #HotTaeks start flying around the office, and someone can easily lose an eye. Seriously, when Craig from accounting starts talking about how you "have to fall on the ball even if you can't see it", you know it'll be a long day. Let's try to get through this. Barry is coming here tomorrow night.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Predators mailbag: Is another scoring forward needed? | Tennessean
Ryan Azm... Azimi.... Az.... Ryan knows what's up.

Hopefully A Hiccup; Ads Lose 4-1 to San Diego | Admirals Roundtable
It was going to be hard to follow up that 3g/3a performance by Trevor Murphy. But hey... this game featured such Predators legends as Brian McGrattan, Joe Piskula, Shane O'Brien, and Chris Mueller. And they all play for San Diego now.

Predators Weekly Player Grades - The Top 6 Wakes Up - TSS
Mark does tend to nail these more often than not.

Other NHL Stuff

Kings' Milan Lucic fondly recalls his years as a Bruin on the eve of his return to Boston - LA Times
He should. He got paid, got a ring, and he's hated everywhere else. That's a sign of a successful tenure as a Bruin.

NHL scores 2016: Sidney Crosby continues his resurgence with a comeback victory - SBNation.com
Oh joy.

Wild get an 'A' for effort and another 'L' in the standings - StarTribune.com
And Jonas Brodin is out 3-6 weeks with a broken foot. So let's all sit back and watch the Wild trade off Scandella or Zucker or someone who is actually pretty good for Drouin.

NHL - Morning 3-on-3 -- Who is the NHL's version of Peyton Manning? | ESPN
Ray Bourque. Duh.

Dallas Stars: Stars place Jason Spezza (upper body) on IR, recall Radek Faksa from AHL | SportsDay
Spezza being hurt = not good for Dallas. Quick fun fact: Spezza was the #2 pick of the 2001 NHL Draft. Ilya Kovulchuk was the #1 pick. Who was #3? And if you Wikipedia or HockeyDB this, we'll all know it... because that guy had 18 points as his career best in the NHL.

Calgary Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman apologizes for hitting linesman Don Henderson | ESPN
Speaking for the first time since his hit on linesman Don Henderson, Flames defenseman Dennis Wideman said he's 'disappointed' in his 20-game suspension.

Trade Talk: Jets in the spotlight - Article - TSN
This is a win-win for us; either the Jets overpay of of them (or both), or they're both shipped out.

Super Bowl on ice: The 15 times NHL and NFL collided | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports
It should be noted that Rex Ryan owns a Preds jersey, and loves Nashville apparently.

The OHL's Own Broad Street Bullies - Todays SlapShot
Wait, that's Dale Hunter's team. Cool.... kinda.

Not Hockey

Sink Into Your Deepest Nostalgia With This 1993 Texas World Speedway Race
The ARCA Western Auto Texas World Shootout II: That's a name that gets your blood pumping. I once covered an MMA event called "ULTIMATE TEXAS SHOWDOWN". This race was better.