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Friday's Dump & Chase: Fire in the Hole

Just blow it all up. Make sure Brian Burke is locked out of the building when they assemble the 2018 roster. Thank god we have some real centers who went first and second overall in the last two drafts. This attitude by Team USA's management group is downright un-American. Who cares if someone is better than us? Suck it up. We're Americans; we can do anything.

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Nashville News & Notes

Poile Expects the Unexpected in Training Camp | Nashville Predators
Poile's outlook on the upcoming season is surprisingly close to mine.

Nashville Predators Ryan Johansen offseason preparation | SI.com
I'm liking Johansen's quotes more and more.

P.K. Subban gets to know new teammates | NHL.com
P.K. is going to love Nashville.

Around Hockey

Team USA Sucked | Deadspin
Well put.

World Cup team Twitter accounts have had fun all tournament - Sportsnet.ca
Let's pour one out for whichever plucky intern got to tweet for Team North America, however briefly.

McKenzie's pre-season ranking: The 'Nolan Patrick Draft' - TSN
It's early, but next year's draft is going to be underwhelming.

Vigneault is planning on reducing Lundqvist’s workload this season – ProHockeyTalk
CC: Peter Laviolette.

Avs start camp under Bednar, put Roy's departure behind them | USA Today
Landeskog is still going to have the C, which I didn't know was in doubt until just now.

Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin pumped to renew 'huge' Canada-Russia rivalry | ESPN
Canada's hockey rivalry with Russia is a little bit adorable.

Evander Kane vows to stay out of trouble, focus on hockey - The Globe and Mail
Unfortunately, getting older doesn't mean becoming more mature.

Women’s Hockey Rises in the Desert | Prescott News
Great to see this expansion in college sport opportunities.

Hockey Calgary bans the handshake between players, refs and coaches | Calgary Sun
This is disgraceful.