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Wednesday's Dump & Chase: Canucks trade for Sutter

What's going on with the Canucks and their rebuild? No one is really sure. Yesterday they gave up a lot of assets for a defensive specialist in Brandon Sutter.

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After Changing Potential to Reality, Preds' Wilson Aiming for More | Nashville Predators
I really like his contract and think Colin Wilson will stay in the 40-45 point range.

Portland Winterhawks Sign Defenseman Jack Dougherty | Winterhawks.com
Dougherty leaves the NCAA for the WHL.

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Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Sutter acquisition raises questions for Canucks | Sportsnet.ca
The Brandon Sutter for Nick Bonino trade on Tuesday won’t help anyone make sense of the Vancouver Canucks messy, halting rebuilding effort this off-season.

Penguins ship Brandon Sutter to Canucks, sign center Eric Fehr | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Meanwhile, Pittsburgh did something right.

Sean Couturier signed to 6-year, $26 million contract extension with Flyers | Broad Street Hockey
The Philadelphia Flyers have three big free agents to sign before the 2016-17 season: Jakub Voracek, Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier. OK, time to scratch one off the list.

Jordan Leopold's OK if NHL career is all over | StarTribune.com
He and Matt Cullen will be owning some beer league in Duluth.

Leafs goalies, new coach already working | Toronto Sun
Look at all the games they've already won.

The NHL Has a Breaking News Problem | Grantland
"After becoming the only pro sports league to lose an entire season to a work stoppage, all in the name of establishing a hard cap, the NHL now wants to selectively act like that cap doesn’t exist." Great article.

Does Devils' draft record reflect on Lamoriello? | TSN
My guess is Lou won't have the same amount of influence he did for 27 years with the Devils. His surrounding staff will be there to make up for the observations and decision making it takes to win in today's NHL. Still, this is an interesting analysis.

San Diego Gulls generate momentum with nostalgia and style | Puck Daddy
I'm a big fan of goofy minor league hockey logos and that Gulls one is pretty cool.

Wild’s Dumba asked Boogaard’s family permission to wear No. 24 | ProHockeyTalk
Nice gesture.