Wednesday's Dump & Chase: Free Agent Fizzle

This is what happens when you aren't patient on free agency day. - Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sport

Zito is off the grid until next week, so the rest of us will be chipping in (get it?) for the time being. The Preds didn't do squat yesterday, so today will be another long day of people waiting for something to happen, then losing their minds when nothing does. (Have you voted for OTF in the Toast for Music City Readers Choice Awards yet? WE would bring you free agents.)

Predators

Preds extremely quiet on the first day of free agency - OTF

It's almost like no one wanted to come to Nashville.

Predators watch division foes dive into free agency - The Tennessean

Maybe the team can study abroad in Sweden next year.

Sometimes doing nothing is the right thing - Rinkside Report

Yes, but does that ominous glow in the distance know that?

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Signings and trades on Day one of free agency change NHL landscape - THN

Isn't that the whole point?

Capitals go all in for Matt Niskanen - SB Nation

Well, you can't say they're not addressing their biggest issue, I guess.

Rick Jeanneret fighting throat cancer - Puck Daddy

Crappy news. Here's hoping for a quick recovery.

Unleashing the NHL Free Agency Money - Grantland

What lockout?

NHL free-agent winners and losers: Who got their money's worth? - Sporting News

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