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Strangely, there is no picture of Seth Jones wrapped in the Stars and Stripes riding a bald eagle to use for this article. Everyone have a wonderful and safe Independence Day weekend!

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Nashville Predators News

Housley Honored to Receive Call to the Hall | Nashville Predators - Features

Also featuring- the story behind the iconic picture of Housley in his golf polo.

All-Access: Preds 2015 NHL Draft (07/03/15) Video - NHL VideoCenter - Nashville Predators

Tom Cigarran's hat makes an appearance.

Vejmelka: My dream, I wanted to Nashville from childhood! He wrote Mazance | NHL.CZ

Late addition (thanks Bryant): This needs a translation, but it's worth it. Finally, there is a player actually wanting to grow up and play for Nashville. It figures that this player is of Czech origin and likely grew up watching Tomas Vokoun. But hey kid... if you can become as good as Vokoun was in net AND be the person Vokoun was away from the rink, there are 30 teams that would gladly welcome you... especially this one.

He's also excited about meeting Mark Mazance. Thanks, Google. He sounds awesome. -DB

Around the Wide Wide World of Hockey

Sabres give O’Reilly richest contract ever - BN Hockey

This will be fun when Jack Eichel wants more!

Columbus signs Brandon Saad to six-year $36 million deal | Puck Daddy - Yahoo Sports

Chicago wasn't going to do that.

Five low-risk, high-reward free agents still on the market | The Hockey News

Not sure about "high reward", but they ARE still out there.

Kostitsyn hoping for another chance in NHL - Sportsnet.ca

Probably not.

Mats Zuccarello says goodbye to fellow hobbit Martin St. Louis | SI.com

This is Awesome.

Blackhawks re-sign Desjardins — two years, $1.6 million | ProHockeyTalk

Cool.

GM: Won't be easy for Mantha, Larkin to make Detroit Red Wings| Detroit Free Press

Either Ken Holland wants to promote from within or he doesn't, make up your mind.

Blues re-sign Allen for two years | ProHockeyTalk

Happy to see Blues still refusing to stick with one goalie long enough for them to succeed.

Troy Brouwer Found Out About Getting Traded to Blues While Doing Crafts With His Daughter | RMNB

This is actually a little sad.

Kings should never let Slava Voynov play for them again | LA Times

Agreed.

America's hero goes to Washington: T.J. Oshie is a Capital | Puck Drunk Love

Reposting this story because its the Fourth.