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Saturday's Dump and Chase: Hurry up September

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This summer has been a long one and the longer it goes on the more enticing the World Cup of Hockey is sounding. By that time I don't think I will even care how ridiculous it may be... there will be hockey being played!

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Today's Links

Rangers, Kreider Agree To New 4-Year Contract | CBS Local, New York
The New York Rangers signed forward Chris Kreider to a four-year contract worth $18.5 million in a last-minute deal that helped the sides avoid arbitration. That's pretty reasonable...

Nashville Predators Fans Would Hate Vesey in Chicago Red | Predlines
Quite frankly, I dislike Vesey no matter what color jersey he decides to put on in August. But, if he signed with the Blackhawks I would be so mad. At least that would allow the Predators to put his butt in the boards more often.

NHL Teams That Are Doomed to Disappoint in the 2016-17 Season | Bleacher Report
As long as Nashville isn't on there... With this team the goal should definitely be a third round appearance once everyone gets used to each other.

Las Vegas NHL expansion team still searching for name | Las Vegas Review-Journal
Las Vegas is expecting a team name by September. According to this article, the name the "Silver Nights" is one they actually own the rights to and the NHL isn't apposed to them calling themselves that.

Every NHL Team's Biggest Question Mark for the 2016-17 Season | Bleacher Report
I hope the Predators can stick with Maz but if Saros does get the call he better get a good amount of playing time.

NHL: Sabres' Evander Kane charged with harassment at bar | The Salt Lake Tribune
Regardless of whether Kane did it or not, he is one of those players Las Vegas should avoid at the expansion draft. He has an apartment there already and that just makes it worse. This would just be a recipe for disaster.

Seattle NHL Window is Closing | The Hockey Writers
Seattle would be a great place to have a team but they need to get their s*** together.

Report: Former Blackhawks winger Kris Versteeg to sign with Swiss League | CSN Chicago
So long to the man that put Fil's first hat trick on a platter.

2016 NHL Draft Team Grades and Top Prospects: Metropolitan Division | The Hockey Writers
The Dubois and Puljujarvi situation will be an interesting one to watch play out. Dubois was a slight reach but he has a lot of potential.

Southern hospitality at its finest! Thanks @predsnhl for the warm welcome!

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