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Saturday's Dump & Chase: Leafs hire Lamoriello look-alike

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The Leafs hired Jacques Lemaire as a "special assignment coach" and one can only assume that means to finish the transition into Lou Lamoriello by being hired by him again. It's still August in case you were wondering.

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Nashville Predators News

2015 NHL Draft: Nashville Predators draft review | Hockey's Future
Just in time for the August news rush is a draft review for the Preds.

2014-15 Top Game Countdown: No. 3 | Nashville Predators
Another great game for Ekholm.

The Ford Ice Center, Future of the Nashville Predators | Predlines
I would kill for a rink with two or three pick-up games and stick and puck times all day within an hour of where I live.

Late Bloomers: The NHL's Most Overlooked Prospects | The Hockey Writers
Juuse Saros is on the list.

The Rest of Hockey

Maple Leafs hire Jacques Lemaire | Pension Plan Puppets
The Maple Leafs front-office and coaching staff are both very impressive. But with all those experienced voices and differing prespectives I could see things turning to chaos just as easily as restoring pride to a once great franchise.

Under Pressure: Tyler Johnson | ProHockeyTalk
I think Tyler Johnson is very capable of another great season but a big factor for that will be if Palat and Kucherov can build off their 60-point seasons as well.

What you really need to know about NHL deal with MLB Advanced Media | Puck Daddy
NHL's Chief Operations Officer John Collins answers a few questions to help fans know what to expect for the new MLBAM run digital platform. It sounds like any significant changes online will happen next season and a few aesthetic changes on the NHL Network starting this coming season.

Is Tyler Seguin the Heir to Sidney Crosby's Title As the Best Hockey Player in the World? | Defending Big D
I don't think many would be surprised if Seguin ruled the league's scoring for the next few years. But Crosby had four 100-point seasons before he was 23, which is Seguin's current age.

Pavel Bure hyping international veteran's hockey league | SI.com
The new six-team World Legends Hockey League will showcase former NHL stars such as Pavel Bure.

Ducks Sign Carl Hagelin For Four Years At $4 mil. AAV | Anaheim Calling
Great collection of everything you need to know about Carl Hagelin.

An Outsider's Perspective: James Mirtle | Mile High Hockey
An interview about the Maple Leafs and Avalanche with James Mirtle.

Martin Brodeur wanted a job with the Devils, but everyone left | Puck Drunk Love
They always leave, Marty. They always leave.

A look at the Las Vegas Arena, the potential home of a future NHL team | Puck Drunk Love
Thinking about how busy the In-and-Out accross the street will be gives me a panic attack.

Adjusting Expectations for Lars Eller | The Hockey Writers
Lars Eller has received criticism during his time in Montreal for being what he is and isn't as player. But it's time to replace potential with reality.

Sort of Hockey

The First Teaser for Denis Leary’s IFC Hockey Comedy ‘Benders’ Has Arrived | Splitsider

Not Hockey

Cam Newton's flower pants look like a 1970s couch | SBNation.com
I hope he wears them to every game.

Who are they going to call? 911 dispatch center has bed bugs | Yahoo News
Western Pennsylvania's largest 911 dispatch center has its own emergency: It's infested with bed bugs.

And finally, Jon Daly has had enough of your crap