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Sunday's Dump & Chase: A Very Important Tournament

Camps for the World Cup of Hockey open in a couple of days, and RSVPs have been coming in. It's starting to look a lot more like one of my birthday parties than Bettman's Olympic Replacement Extravaganza.

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World Cup of Hockey News

World Cup of Hockey breathes life into sleepy September | Chicago Sun-Times
"It's something": the rallying cry of fans of the World Cup of Hockey.

Sharks' Tomas Hertl: Will miss World Cup of Hockey with knee injury - CBSSports.com
…Assuming any players bother to show up, that is.

Calgary Flames: Sean Monahan Withdraws From World Cup Due To Injury | Hockey Buzz
I for one am not counting on it.

Report: Henrik Lundqvist did not suffer a golf-related injury – ProHockeyTalk
Wait, here's one!

World Cup of Hockey 2016: How each team could win the tournament — and why they might not medal at all | National Post
But since they've still got to play the games anyway, might as well speculate on the results.

Around Hockey

Raffi Torres says he can change the way he plays – ProHockeyTalk
Stop me if you've heard this before.

McDavid could don 'C' for Oilers, Team North America | theScore.com
If only there were other qualified candidates for the captaincy on the U24 team…

Rise of snapshot cues slapshot’s decline in NHL | Toronto Star
Possibly because first, you have to hit the net. (CC: Shea Weber.)

Still no sign of an NHL team for Quebec’s Centre Vidéotron - The Globe and Mail
They'll have to content themselves with the Remparts.

Recapping the Predators' active offseason | The Tennessean
In case you forgot about anything, like I did. Matt Carle is not particularly memorable.