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Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: No Retreat, No Surrender

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The Preds might be the poster team for why you should never leave a game early.

St Louis Blues v Nashville Predators

Hockey News & Notes

Predators betting favorites hosting rival Blues on Tuesday night | SBNation.com
Anyone who actually bet on the game last night probably needs to take the day to recover.

Predators use massive comeback to edge St. Louis Blues in overtime | The Tennessean
Admittedly I was busy watching Shaun White destroy the men's Half Pipe Final at the Olympics but tuned in just in time to watch the Blues destroy their three goal lead. Win. Win.

A Rick Nash Trade to the Predators Makes Sense, But Not Really | On the Forecheck
Poile said during a press conference yesterday afternoon that he was leaning more towards "doing nothing" at the trade deadline but I feel like the last time he said that the Subban trade happened.

Gordo: Predators primed for another run at the Cup | Jeff Gordon | stltoday.com
Here's an article from St. Louis Today about how great the Preds are. There's irony here somewhere.

Seattle group formally files for NHL expansion franchise | The Washington Post
I hope Seattle was like BRB gotta go drop off our $10 million deposit for our NHL franchise, like it's just another casual Tuesday afternoon.

NHL trade rumors: Who's next? Eight players who could be dealt this season | NHL | Sporting News
I know James Neal would only break Nashville's heart again this summer, but having him back for another Cup run wouldn't be the worst thing Poile could do at the trade deadline.

NHL - Why haven't any coaches been fired yet? | ESPN
I thought it was because they had to be fired in twos so they could just swap teams.

Dion Phaneuf trade: Los Angeles Kings acquire veteran from Senators | SBNation.com
Brace yourselves, the ridiculous totally unnecessary trades have begun. Twitter had a field day with this one.

Could any other NHL teams announce a rebuild like the Rangers? | Sportsnet.ca
I'm sure New Yorkers probably appreciated the bluntness. Just don't take a decade to rebuild. This isn’t the SEC. (ducks from flying orange T-shaped flying objects)

Pacioretty, Plekanec may not return from road trip with Canadiens | Sportsnet.CA
I think Montreal is having an identity crisis. I'm sad Shea Weber is stuck there.

We simulated the results of the Olympic hockey tournament with NHL players | The Washington Post
Brad Marchand qualifies for fake simulated Olympics...playing wing for Sidney Crosby.

Honorary Golden Mention

If you’re not watching all things Winter Olympics then you probably missed one of the most ridiculous snowboarding runs of all time...or at least until Shaun White throws down another gauntlet.

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