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Wednesday’s Dump & Chase: Arrogance In Futility

There are times I hate this stupid sport, the media that covers it, the fans the follow it, and the players that play it.

Just wanted to make sure you knew.

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Predators’ comeback vs. NHL-best Capitals falls short | Tennessean
And I’m not even mad at the team as a whole, because the Caps don’t suck.

Dion Leaves the Capital

Dion Leaves the Capital Toronto

Senators acquire Phaneuf in nine-player trade | NHL.com
When was the last time you saw a nine-player trade with none of the players being particularly good?

Phaneuf trade proves Maple Leafs in long-term state of mind – Sportsnet.ca
“You can circle 2017-18 specifically, which comes after an off-season where yet another Tampa Bay Lightning star – Victor Hedman – could hit the open market. But that’s not really a topic for today.”

The Leafs are trying to buoy the Canadian Dollar by themselves.

Phaneuf era in Toronto ends much way his tenure felt | Toronto Sun
“He was captain longer than Doug Gilmour or Wendel Clark — for six seasons and seven playoff games — although it didn’t seem or feel that way.”

Other NHL Stuff

Prices down for rental players at trade deadline? – Article – TSN
Maybe teams are getting smarter? Every team that’s won the cup recently has gotten big production from at least one player on an ELC, and some solid young depth. If you want to contend long term, you keep those guys.

Vancouver And the Art of Losing Well – Todays SlapShot
We’d gladly take some more OTL’s at this point.

[Video] Inside the NHL: Are dirty plays increasing? – ESPN Video
That’s hard to say. Your thoughts?

WATCH: Blackhawks coach walks out of press conference, upset over call – CBSSports.com
Coach Q just Cam Newton’d?

Royal beating: Lucic, Kings crush Bruins 9-2 – ProHockeyTalk
Yikes. When the Kings are motivated, they’re deadly. It’ll be another long season in LA. Book it.

Young Flyers fan celebrates National Pizza Day with a slice of pizza bigger than his face – SBNation.com
Seriously, how is he going to eat that?

Hartley on benching Gaudreau, Monahan, Bouma: ‘They didn’t rob a bank. They made a mistake’ | theScore.com
“It’s not like we’re going anywhere this year. Relax.” -Not Bot Hartley

Scoggins: Young core hasn’t grown, and that’s Wild GM Fletcher’s problem – StarTribune.com
Imagine if they landed Johansen instead of us.

Canes’ weekend plans: celebrate ‘06 Cup, win two games | News & Observer
2009 was the last time the Hurricanes entered the playoffs. So yes, this is indeed a big weekend upcoming in Raleigh. Good luck, gents.

Alex Petrovic shows fight in Florida Panthers’ 7-4 victory against Sabres | Miami Herald
This was a time capsule of the 1980s; with iffy goaltending, fights, dumbassery, and a 7-4 scoreline.

Not Hockey

Liverpool Fan Cannot [rhymes with hookin’] Believe The Club’s New Ticket Prices | Deadspin
Ticket prices are going up and up over there, and the fans are organized enough to make a statement. Speaking of statement’s, this guy’s Scouse accent is on point.