PITTSBURGH, PA - JUNE 23: Pontus Aberg, 37th overall pick by the Nashville Predators, speaks to media during day two of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft at Consol Energy Center on June 23, 2012 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Get your hockey fix this week by escaping the heat and getting inside the cool confines of Centennial Sportsplex, as the 2012 Nashville Predators Development Camp holds its first public on-ice session this morning from 9 a.m. to noon. You can find the complete schedule and roster of attendees right here, so use this chance to see the Preds of Tomorrow (or the 3-5 years after tomorrow).
But for now, dive into your morning hockey notes...
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Nashville Predators News
Nashville Predators evaluate players with advanced stats | The Tennessean
Josh Cooper drops some Corsi on Tennessean readers, and reviews what the upcoming UFA's brought to the Preds last season.
Bouillon not in Preds plans and a Suter update - Predators Insider
No News is No News on Suter, but The Cube will move on, making room for Ryan Ellis and a bigger D to play alongside him.
Smashville 24/7 - A look at options for new backup goaltender
Ryan reviews a few of the candidates.
Preds' Poile faces familiar free agency setup but with better chance to keep players | Nashville City Paper
This isn't the Fire Sale of 2007, but it's possible the Preds could lose an equivalent amount of talent this summer.
Preds willing to spend to salary cap — but just what is that? | Nashville City Paper
For the summer, the cap has been set at $70.3 million. Are the Preds really that concerned about bumping up against the ceiling and having a new CBA cause problems? I know there's been lots of talk about spending more, but I'm highly skeptical.
Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey
Peter Mueller not given qualifying offer by Avalanche - Denver Post
The guy was a finalist for the Masterton Trophy, but he'll hit the open market now.
Edmonton Oilers qualify seven RFA’s including Linus Omark; cut ties with Cam Barker | Edmonton Journal
Cam Baker's taken quite a fall over the last few years.
RFA Oddities and CBA Negotiations | mc79hockey.com
More interesting offer sheet speculation by Tyler here, but the culture of NHL GM's generally frowns on such things.
LA Kings Resign Jarret Stoll And Colin Fraser - Jewels From The Crown
Unlike the Blackhawks two years ago, the Kings have pretty much the whole team of champions locked in for at least another season.
Winnipeg Jets re-sign Ondrej Pavelec, pay top dollar | NHLNumbers.com
Pavelec had been courted by the KHL, perhaps forcing Winnipeg to overpay.
Making the case for Eric Lindros in the Hockey Hall of Fame | Edmonton Journal
Was he good enough, for long enough?
Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2012 odds: Beyond Joe Sakic and Brendan Shanahan, who else makes the cut? | Puck Daddy
I can't believe Wysh didn't cite Jeremy Roenick's status as an NHL94 superstar.
CBA 2012: Why I Root Against The Players | The Hockey Writers
Can I root against both sides? Both the players and owners operate in a financial space which few of us can even fathom.
New User Setting: Hiding Signatures - Blog Huddle
A new feature allows you to hide user signatures (those little bits of text after a reader leaves a comment) across all SB Nation sites.
2012 NHL Draft Final Grades - The Copper & Blue
I'll confess to not being at all any kind of draft guru, but I like the sound of the appraisal here.