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There were quite a few moves around the league on Thursday, and some of them were questionable. Was Cam Ward really the best Carolina could do? Is it some sort of expansion draft plot? Do any of us actually understand the rules of the expansion draft?

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Preds Alumni Continue to Grow Hockey in Nashville - Nashville Predators
Success breeds more and better success.

New Leadership Nashville class announced | The Tennessean
I'm not really sure what this program actually does, but Sean Henry is on the list.

Ilya Bryzgalov seeks NHL comeback with renewed passion at age 35 - CBSSports.com
Uhh...good luck.

NHL draft 2016: Defense filled with puck movers, but no clear No. 1 | USA Today
Puck movers, you say? We'll take two.

'It felt like the whole city was on fire': An oral history of the 2011 Stanley Cup riot | The Province
[Video] America, we have to make sure this never happens again. We must prevent Canada from reaching the Stanley Cup Final for their own safety.

NHL superlatives: hockey's best, worst, saddest and strangest of 2015-16 | The Guardian
Much like the upcoming real awards, I'm prepared to complain about several of these.

Blue Jackets broken sticks given new life - Columbus Blue Jackets
That's a very cool initiative.

Canes Sign Cam Ward to Two-Year Extension - Carolina Hurricanes
The only nice thing I can say about this deal is that it's great that Carolina discloses their contract terms in their press releases.

Avs GM Joe Sakic on Tyson Barrie trade rumor, Nathan MacKinnon contract talks | Denver Post
Well, we know he won't be making more than $6m AAV.

Flyers have bought out Umberger's contract - Philadelphia Flyers
It smells like cap space.

Skilled Netminders on Short List for NWHL Draft | NWHL
The NWHL draft is this Saturday.

Anze Kopitar Becomes 14th Captain in Los Angeles Kings History - Jewels From The Crown
Expect Lombardi to plant some sort of substance on Dustin Brown shortly.

Person of Interest: Who is Flames front-runner Glen Gulutzan? - Sportsnet.ca
Here's hoping he knows how to convert "size" into "wins".

Arizona Coyotes acquire Alex Goligoski negotiating rights from Dallas Stars | ESPN
If he signs with the Coyotes it will be a moot point, but I always question giving up any sort of picks for first dibs at a UFA.