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Friday's Dump & Chase: Post-Mortem

That sucked. And while the rest of the hockey world moves on to the conference finals, with maybe a foot note wrongly allocating blame for the series to goaltending--probably confusing it with Dallas in the annals of history--we will remember this team. They were great. And they'll be better next year.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Predators fans flock to Bridgestone for Game 7 watch party | The Tennessean
I hope everyone got very responsibly, blackout drunk.

Joe Rexrode: Predators don't need to talk history to make it | The Tennessean
History sucks.

Titans TE Walker rooting hard for Predators | NHL.com
I'm going to miss this.

Around Hockey

Capitals' Niskanen: I've never been more hurt in my career | theScore.com
I wasn't sad to see the Caps go, but they are a little pitiful.

Penguins-Capitals shows how star players get shut down in playoffs | CBSSports
Shocking.

Coyotes have 'every intention' of leaving Glendale in 2017 | Sportsnet.ca
**Not for Quebec.

Report: Kings extend head coach Sutter | TSN
Not unsurprising.

How the Blues are transforming from postseason punchline into force | CBSSports
They're still a punchline.

Stars coach admits he should have replaced Lehtonen sooner | ProHockeyTalk
So...before the 2-0 goal or the 3-0 goal?

Lightning keep winning, even without Steven Stamkos, Anton Stralman | USA Today
Can they keep it up?

United States routs France to close on quarterfinal spot at worlds | ESPN
Team USA hasn't been good, but they only have to be better than Hungary and Kazakhstan.

Letang, Hedman Headline Their Respective Blue Lines | Pittsburgh Penguins
Bold statement from Jim Rutherford.

Bruce Boudreau and the curious curse of the post season | Hockey Wilderness
Minnesota's SBNation blog would like to remind us all that only one team gets to win each year.