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Wednesday's Dump and Chase: Time Is Almost Up, RFAs

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Training camp begins in a few days. Now is the time for all the upset general managers and/or agents to parade out their PR pressure campaigns and hope their RFA signs immediately. You know, because that always works. Ryan Johansen is one such player. The Preds have one of their own still unsigned. There hasn't been any public whining (yet?) but Ryan Ellis and the Predators are not close to making a deal.

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Nashville Predators News

Negotiations between Predators, RFA Ellis 'not going well at all' | theScore
Ruh roh.

Clune, Neal Surprise Season Ticket Holder | Nashville Predators
The Preds forgot to give the tickets to UPS.

Battle for Admirals backup goaltender a prime storyline in camp | The Predatorial
A battle for the ages!

76 Predators games to air on TV | The Tennessean
One more than 75 but not quite 77.

It’s all over so here’s your All-Rookie Tournament Team | Section 303
Names chosen by people.

Summer Recap: Colin Wilson | Nashville Predators
He watched a lot of Gossip Girl.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Inside the negotiations between Ryan Johansen and Columbus | ESPN
Craig Custance examines the negotiations between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen, including the impact on other teams.

Davidson: "It's Extortion" | The Columbus Dispatch
Interesting turn in the Johansen saga...

Danny DeKeyser signs 2-year deal with Red Wings | CBC
The secret is to tell the media you are anxious.

Yost: Examining today's NHL trend towards '5-on-5' players | TSN
Travis Yost's first article with TSN where he will cover analytics with a few others.

The Winnipeg Jets aren't sure how to use their most valuable tool | theScore
All arguments for and against Byfuglien playing forward and defense. With pictures!

Kyle Okposo's huge career year likely wasn't a fluke | SBNation.com
I'm a believer.

How Bad Is It When a Team Doesn't Have a Captain? | Bleacher Report
Not having a captain is the new having a captain.

Hockey phenom Connor McDavid wants to be No. 1 at NHL draft | Toronto Sun
So do I!

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