Friday's Dump & Chase: Hockey is for Everyone

Even those of us who live in places where it's 70 degrees Fahrenheit in February.

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Arvidsson took long road to breakout season with Predators | The Hockey News
"He fits with anybody, the way he shows up every shift," Fenton said. "Not every night – every shift."

Avalanche see dramatic 57 percent decline in television ratings on Altitude – The Denver Post
Numbers for the Predators were not available, but it's interesting how ratings deny conventional wisdom.

Finnish Flash Teemu Selanne hasn't slowed down all that much in retirement | ESPN
There are plenty of athletes I think could open restaurants in retirement, but it's still such a cliche.

Arizona Coyotes' Shane Doan, Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald share mutual respect amid similar careers | USA Today
I really enjoyed the Titans and the Preds building a closer relationship over the past year.

Coyotes still ‘pretty confident’ of finding an arena solution | ProHockeyTalk
I vehemently don't believe anything any of these people are saying.

Maple Leafs shouldn't go big-game hunting, could add veteran leader -
I agree that they shouldn't acquire a big name rental for a run, but Doan or Iginla don't really fit that definition.

Lawyers say junior hockey teams can afford minimum wage | Calgary Sun
Some teams can. Most teams can't.

Part 1: Living the junior hockey life | Billet families provide more than hockey housing |
A lot goes into placing the players with their billet families.

Panthers to auction off Jose Fernandez jerseys |
The proceeds will benefit the JDF16 Foundation and the Florida Panthers foundation.

USHL hockey: NBC's McGuire tells Black Hawks to use hockey as a vehicle | Waterloo Black Hawks |
If it weren't for his bizarre ego and inability to understand savoring the moment, Pierre would be a fascinating guy.

After Wild embarrassment, kill off NHL offside coach’s challenge | Puck Daddy
Thanks, Matt Duchene.

Pond Hockey's 'Field of Dreams' in Minneapolis - Rolling Stone
I don't have any desire to trek to Minnesota to stand on a lake during the winter, but it's awesome that players from here in Tennessee and other warm-weather markets got the opportunity.