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Friday's Dump and Chase: David Poile Vacation

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It's nearing the end of July, the Preds seem satisfied with their roster, and their affiliation with the Cincinati Cyclones is finalized. The fan's dog days of the offseason are the general manager's vacation days. I imagine Poile vacations exlusively on the island where The Man with the Golden Gun was filmed. He spends his days baking in the sun and hunting people in elaborate shifting mazes with recordings of Herve Villachaize commentating.

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Nashville Predators News

Preds' forward Ribeiro settles sexual assault case | Nashville Post
Another awful reminder.

Grading Nashville Predators Offseason Acquisitions | Predlines
Did Poile make the Predlines grade with these moves?

Taylor Aronson Re-Signs With Nashville | Admirals Roundtable
One-year, two-way.

Predators Extend Affiliation Agreement with Cincinnati | Admirals Roundtable
"It nearly goes without saying – but I’ll say it anyways. It’s remarkable how long Nashville has kept its AHL and ECHL affiliates for so long whilst so many other organizations get crazy with changes on a nearly year to year basis. From Fall 2007, the pipeline has been Nashville – Milwaukee – Cincinnati. It’s like a constant in the world we can all rely on."

Taylor Aronson Re-Signs With Nashville | Admirals Roundtable
One-year, two-way.

Predlines Wants You! | Predlines
SI.com's FanSided blog Predlines is looking for contributors and staff writers. Join the list of Predlines alumni such as Tom Willis, Mark Harris, and Dan Bradley. (We usually do a casting call later in the summer)

Seiska: Kihlattu jätti tähtivahti Pekka Rinteen - Viihde - Savon Sanomat
Rinne on sinkku näyttää tämän artikkelin. :(

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Byfuglien Must be Dealt With Now, Not Later | Arctic Ice Hockey
Does he get an extension? I can't see them letting him go. Then again, I'm stupid.

Avs sign RFAs Grigorenko, Clark, Agozzino | Mile High Hockey
Grigorenko is the interesting player here. He was a highly regarded prospect but has had problems the last few years.

Seattle needs to drop NBA fantasy for NHL reality | Puck Daddy
More Seattle teasing. But Tukwila is an interesting option. Tukwila is closer to Seattle than Sea/Tac airport and it would be privately funded, which is always good.

Blackhawks fans get married in front of the Stanley Cup (Photo) | Puck Daddy
I wonder how drunk and loud they were during their vows.

Maatta (shoulder) expects to be ready for Pens training camp | ProHockeyTalk
Assuming Maatta actually is going to be healthy this is a positive for a team with lots of problems on defense.

Kings Sign Five Restricted Free Agents To New Contracts | Los Angeles Kings
Jordan Weal scored 172 points in 212 games in the AHL including 139 points in his last 149 games. He was also the Calder Cup MVP.

Nick Shore scored 80 points in in 106 AHL games. Shore and Weal aren't sure-thing prospects by any means, but the numbers are encouraging and they both fill roles the Kings need for cheap. The rich get richer, man.

Mind the Gap: Do the Oilers have enough depth at center? | The Copper & Blue
Could we see a return to Edmonton for Jarret Stoll? He could probably still give 15 minutes or so a night and play between Korpikoski and Purcell (assuming that is the third line). It would also push Lander with Hendricks and Letstu who would need to be sheltered. Lander and Letestu know their way around the offensive zone.

How is Brad Boyes still available? | TSN
2015's Tom Gilbert but old, a forward, and not Tom Gilbert.