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Tuesday's Dump & Chase: Goodbye to Northlands

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Like many others, I am facing the cold reality of never making it up to Edmonton to see a game at what is now called Rexall Place. It's not pretty, it's not bright, and in fact it's actually dingy and dim. But when that rickety ol' derrick gets dropped from the ceiling and those 1980s strobe lights come on... it's.... it's exciting. Yeah, exciting. All humor aside, It's another cool old building that will be replaced by a vibrant downtown facility. And good for Edmonton.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Remember when we were lucky to see ONE per year?

James Neal's hat trick leads Predators past Oilers | Tennessean
Who gets to 30 first: Forsberg or Neal? Do they both get to 30 goals?

Other Hockey Stuff

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Don't worry, they paid dearly for this luck.

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If Braden Holtby is getting fatigued, that's 100% on the coaching staff. Keep an eye on that situation.

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There are far worse options than Marc Crawford. And half of them are currently employed as coaches.

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No mention of the Wild or the Preds. We like the modesty.

C’Mon Ref: Thoughts on the Wideman ruling - Article - TSN
Well said, Fraser.

Punch Corsi: Do fight analytics compare to the eye test? - Sportsnet.ca
If you click on this, I will know.

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The only thing I don't like? I miss the coach having a timeout to use.

Forget pads and gloves, the Canucks' goaltender is making saves with his bare hands - SBNation.com
It's been a long time since I've seen that happen. You?

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The last paragraph talks about Chris Kreider finishing a breakaway. Scary, especially for goalies.

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Remember when some fans wanted Poile to trade for Marleau? Okay... there was only a few of you... but still.

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We have heard about this Anthony Mantha kid for a while. The Red Wings are known for being painfully patient with their development, but it's time to break the glass and use their emergency player.

Not Hockey

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Either Crystal Palace or Watford will be in the FA Cup Final. That's great news for the Everton v. West Ham/United winner. COME ON EVERTON WIN SOMETHING BEFORE I DIE!