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Thursday's Dump & Chase: Heating Up

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The buyout window officially opened last night, and we've seen some of the first trades of the summer. I'm expecting a few more cap casualties, even if they're not quite as advantageous to the Preds. With just over a week to go until the draft, look for moves to start picking up.

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Nashville News & Notes

Potential Preds: 2016 NHL Draft Scouting Report — Forwards (Part Two) - Nashville Predators
The Preds outline a few potential forward pics.

Clarksville city council votes down Rossview Road athletics complex | The Leaf Chronicle
It would be interesting to see if they can pass this, and what sort of involvement the Preds would have in the city.

Around Hockey

Ducks go backward with strange rehiring of Randy Carlyle - The Globe and Mail
When a GM talks about knowing something in his heart, I get nervous.

Americans set to make mark in 2016 NHL Draft | USA Hockey
This generation of American hockey players is the best we've ever seen, and I don't think that calls for the hot take dragon.

By the Numbers: Expect Greatness | NWHL
While I'm not sure how convincing these numbers are, Amanda Kessel is sure to be appointment viewing this next season.

Springfield Thunderbirds Announced as Team Name for New AHL Franchise - Florida Panthers
I like the logo.

Oilers' Ference not yet cleared to play, can't be bought out | theScore.com
He should be on LTIR for the duration of his contract.

The sights and sounds of the Penguins' Stanley Cup parade - SBNation.com
No jinxing, but remember what Nashville did with the All Star Game?

Flames' Burke places emphasis on size ahead of NHL Draft - Sportsnet.ca
Johnny Gaudreau is somehow going to end up traded to Philadelphia.

Statistically Speaking: 'Canes use cap space to land Teravainen - TSN
Before you laugh too hard at Chicago, remember this GM managed to win a couple of Cups before deciding to prioritize ANDREW SHAW over skill.

‘I hope he doesn’t elbow too many angels’ – Eulogizing Gordie Howe – ProHockeyTalk
Video of the eulogy is also available.

Top NHL buyout candidates | ESPN
Not sure if I'm betting on any of these guys getting bought out.