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Friday's Dump and Chase: Ellis Signs For Five More Years

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Late last night it was announced the Predators and Ryan Ellis had come to terms on a five-year, $12.5 million dollar contract. He is expected to join the rest of the team in training camp today.

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Nashville Predators News

Nashville Predators Agree to Terms with Defenseman Ryan Ellis | Nashville Predators
Finally! And the Preds got some great value.

Nashville's Best Case/Worst Case Scenarios: First-Line | Predlines
Looking at expectations for the probable first line.

Forsberg proving he belongs in the NHL - The Predatorial

That's a fact, Jack.

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Blackhawks' 'team guy' Shaw takes demotion in stride | theScore
Now the Hawks are tougher down the middle. Richards may not be able to skate but Shaw on a third line is a luxury.

Zach Parise bashes the dump-and-chase strategy | Puck Drunk Love

"...You dump the puck, you have to get it back. All you’re doing is giving the puck away. I mean, it’s so hard to get it, why would you give it away?" CC:Barry Trotz

Jets' Kane: Personalities in the NHL will 'benefit everybody' | theScore
Kane has it right. But of course, Winnipeg will probably trade him and say "we did the right thing" while continuing to start Pavelec in net.

NHL: The Toughest Division In Sports - Too Many Men on the Site

Guess which one it is?

NHL vs. KHL showdown looming over 2016 World Cup of Hockey | Puck Daddy
A "showdown."

Players pushed for coaching fines because they were ‘encouraged’ to dive | ProHockeyTalk
How many coaches encourage diving? My guess is the number falls between 29 and 31.

Colorado Avalanche 2014-15 preview | About.com Hockey
This debate will not be as fun as the Leafs one last year.

THE ROYAL HALF JOINS THE NATION NETWORK | NHLNumbers.com
ALLIANCES ARE BEING BUILT.

Ground breaks on new Red Wings arena | ProHockeyTalk
Zetterberg is getting excited for an Arena he won't play in.

Sens give fans reason to dig out Canadian Tire money - Sportsnet.ca

This whole thing is weird.

Flames devote part of practice to learning how to fight | TSN
The Flames new and innovative strategy to tank for McDavid or Eichel.