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Friday's Dump & Chase: Athletes Saying Silly Things

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Whether it's a star in the league making it obvious he doesn't watch the news, or certain local beloved players blatantly shilling for product, not much of what comes out of hockey players' mouths is worth reporting on. My job is to find the good stuff and bring it to you.

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Nashville News & Notes

Predators pushing toward postseason | NHL.com
Nobody tell Chicago this, but a first round Kings-Hawks matchup may actually be a possibility.

Admirals Notebook: Time running out to see hockey at the Bradley Center | JSOnline
Nashville's farm team is moving to a new arena next season.

Viktor Arvidsson Has Found His Role With Predators - TSS
I think his lack of size is still an issue, but his relentless work ethic and nose for the opposition's net is first class.

Debbie Field | People Issue | Nashville Scene
Small children trash talking about sports is always great.

Around Hockey

Flyers credit mantra for rise up standings | USA Today
I always wonder what the mantra of a losing teams is. Probably best to avoid those.

Recovered from Injury, Pirri Gets New Life in Anaheim | Anaheim Ducks
The Panthers only got a sixth round pick for him, which seems very sketchy.

Jonathan Toews, environmental activist | Second City Hockey
Manitoba is going to have to start inventing awards to give to him (assuming they haven't already).

Maple Leafs increase average game ticket prices by two percent next season | The Star
This will go over well, for any actual humans who own season tickets in the Air Canada Centre.

St. Patrick's Day NHL merch is dumb and so are you if you buy it | Broad Street Hockey
The Hawks sell these year-round, which is all you should need to know.

7 teams facing tough NHL expansion draft goalie decisions | Sportsnet.ca
"Pittsburgh’s goalie situation should be the envy of most franchises" appears to have been written in all seriousness.

Riveters Season Resonates, Despite Challenges | NWHL
If they can come back next year with a retooled offensive system, they have a chance.

Seth Jones talks leaving Nashville and joining Tortortella - TSS
Everyone wants the dirt on Tortorella.

Californians Learn Quickly That Pond Hockey Is a New Game | USA Hockey
"So why is this so popular again?" I'd like to imagine one of them was quoted as saying.

Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby talks World Cup, overtime changes, PEDs | ESPN
Crosby doesn't like the new playoff format.