Thursday's Dump & Chase: Ab Nach Freiburg!

On Sunday, I'll be flying out to Germany for two weeks, visiting my old stomping grounds more formally known as the Franz-Ziegel-Halle. Sure, they only have second-league hockey in addition to their university team, but their fans are so loud, you'd think the whole barn would come down on to

Nashville Predators News

Predators yet to address the Rinne question - Article - TSN
There's no question to be asked. He's starting next year. Just cross your fingers if you feel the need to do so.

Predators' Juuse Saros ready to challenge for roster spot | Tennessean
Saros will be a roster mainstay soon, but before then I'd like to see him groomed with a full season as the Admirals' number one goaltender.

Other Hockey News

Why NHL GMs need to say goodbye to the bridge contract -
Let's take a moment and thank David Poile for not giving Josi, Ekholm, and Forsberg bridge contracts.

Team USA debating Ryan Callahan replacement for World Cup
One would have to think that Phil Kessel has to be the replacement that team USA management is considering. Then again, it's hard to predict the thought pattern of John Tortorella.

George McPhee officially named as GM for Las Vegas NHL team | KSNV
Odds we can trade him Mike Ribero for a first round draft pick? Make it happen Poile.

Bergevin’s moves — including the Subban trade — have been ‘100 percent supported’ by Habs owner – ProHockeyTalk
I expect them to make the playoffs and, in the late hours after game three of the first round in Florida, Alexander Radulov to be spotted at a Miami strip club with a bottle of Cuban rum in one hand and a plane ticket to Moscow in the other.

ESPN Power Rankings
I want to know who Marc Bergervin paid off at ESPN for this.

Leading Candidates For The St. Louis Blues Captaincy - TSS
I'm not saying it shouldn't be Vladimir Tarasenko. But it should be Alex Pietrangelo.

Freiburg 16-17 Home and Away Kits Released - Footy Headlines
In returning to Freiburg, I'm faced with a tough decision in which kit I want to purchase for this season. Freiburg's new home jersey in their traditional red and black is only traditional in their color scheme, but it looks pretty slick. Their white away jerseys are more boring than #grit, but their non-traditional green third kit oozes class. I'm torn between the red and the green...

Which SC Freiburg kit should Bobby purchase?

Red/black home kit33
Green third kit32