Wednesday's Dump & Chase: WE HAVE FOUND THE WORST HEADLINE IDEA EVER (maybe)

My friends, today is the day you may read the worst headline ever written for a hockey article. And that's saying a lot, given our local coverage over the years.


Nashville Predators News & Notes

Predators to Play Six-Game 2016 Preseason Slate Starting Sept. 27 - Nashville Predators - News
The usual suspects: Florida, Tampa Bay, and Columbus.

Predators announce 2016-17 preseason schedule | Tennessean
Also, some quotes regarding Hutton and Nystrom from Poile.

Other NHL Stuff

Penguins' Jim Rutherford looking like the NHL's smartest GM -
For all you kids out there, if you have the chance to choose which NHL team hires you to be their GM, pick one with 2 generational talents at center.

UFA of the Day: Cam Ward – ProHockeyTalk
I feel better about my Alex Tanguay preview going up later today.

Penguins dominating Sharks in every key performance metric - Article - TSN
Styles make fights, as they say.

Down Goes Brown: The definitive Stanley Cup handoff rankings -
Tim Taylor was a fine hockey player, thank you.

Wild hire Scott Stevens as assistant coach - Article - TSN
That'll make for an interesting training camp.

NHL - 2016 Stanley Cup playoffs - Pittsburgh Penguins' Sidney Crosby, Phil Kessel and Matt Murray among top Conn Smythe candidates | ESPN
Phil has 21 points in 22 playoff games.

NHL expansion: Las Vegas, Quebec City, both or neither? | ESPN
Both guys make some solid points. Are you sold either way?

A critical day for NHL expansion: What you need to know -
I would like to see the NHL in a market where they can succeed, but Mark Davis and the Raiders may raise the eyebrows of the one league that the NHL should fear the most: the NBA. If the NFL isn't afraid to go to Vegas, the NBA shouldn't be either. And Vegas is a strong basketball market already. That's the only reason why I'm not "all-in" with the Vegas expansion.

With Cup in sight, Penguins maintaining focus, eliminating 'noise' | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Meanwhile, Matt Murray had a street named after him yesterday (for a day).


Take heed Sharks: Penguins have a choking history - San Jose Mercury News
REALLY. This is hilarious. That's the ultimate glass house comment.

Not Hockey

The USMNT Is Getting Hot At Exactly The Right Time | Screamer | Deadspin
4-0 is a good score. And Michael Bradley looked much better.