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Some Wednesday Afternoon Quickies

Three interesting stories came across my screen today, all of which provide a glimpse into how NHL teams are run; since we've still got two more weeks until training camp opens, they're well worth a read:

1. Courtesy of Kukla's Korner, Carolina's News & Observer digs into the NHL's contract insurance policy, and how it impacts the negotiations for big-time players. There's nothing specific to Nashville in here, but I couldn't help but think of Steve Sullivan's situation while reading it.

2. This link's a bit old, but the Bleacher Report featured an interview with Jason Bukala, one of the Predators' amateur scouts.

3. Lastly, the Preds website has an interview with Barry Trotz as he looks ahead to training camp, and extols the virtues of rookies he looks forward to seeing there. Here's the pre-camp spin on one such hopeful:

"He reminds me a lot of a Joe Mullen-type of a player. He’s very effective. He gets open. Off the rush, he shoots the puck well. He goes to the hard areas; he’s got really good timing about getting to the scoring areas at the right time. He just doesn’t plant himself in front of the net. He’s very competitive."