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Saturday's Dump & Chase: Slashing

I'm calling it now, slashing is about to be the buzzword of the preseason. Part of the reason is because Faceoff Violationing doesn't sound very good and is possibly something I made up. The rest of the reason is because it's getting called...a lot.

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Me: How about this awesome picture of Slash shredding the guitar? Wife: No. Me: Inserts lame picture
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Nashville Predators News

Pre-season position battles to watch: Central Division | The Hockey News
Predictions for the Preds second line.

PK Subban opens up on social media after Kevin Durant Twitter firestorm

P.K. Subban isn't just good at hockey, he's also a social media master! This is great advice to any of my high school athletes that may be reading this!

Red Bull Flugtag - Team Smashville
If you've ever wanted to see a Zamboni fly, then I've got an event for you!

Slashing Spectacular

Faceoff violations, slashing a point of emphasis for NHL |
Now that we have some preseason games under our belts, slashing and faceoffs have become the hot topic. While the rules are very specific, they read like some kind of antiquated guide for young men who want to "go a'courtin'" for the first time. Is this all about keeping players safe? Enforcing the rules? Or just slowing the game down to an American Football type pace?

Oft-penalized and poor on the PK, Jets look to referee in attempt to reduce infractions | The Hockey News
I *cough* wonder if some other *cough* hockey teams I know might want to do the same thing for faceoff penalties *cough cough*.

Around Hockey

Skinner leading candidate to be Hurricanes' next captain
But can he lead them to the playoffs?

Getzlaf, Ducks pose as event staff, greet fans at preseason home opener
I wonder if Getzlaf was able to hold it together without getting fined as a parking lot attendant.

Custance: Sheahan’s unforgettable bond forged over the hardest times – The Athletic

Incredible story about the impact this game can have on everyone. Riley Sheahan seems to have straightened out his priorities.

McDavid likely to outscore Crosby again this season

Follow the numbers, follow the data and let's hope that a lot of players outscore Sidney Crosby this year.

Housley focused on making Sabres ‘an aggressive team’ – ProHockeyTalk

"Guys are looking forward to playing that style." -Phil Housley

"Make sure they don't slash!" -Shaun C. Smith

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Milwaukee Admirals
The official website of the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals. News, scores, stats, and more. - The Offiical Website of the Norfolk Admirals ECHL
The Official website of the Norfolk Admirals professional hockey club of the ECHL.