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Friday's Dump & Chase: Back in the Groove

The Predators opened rookie camp yesterday, and the rookies are jetting off to Florida later today to take part in a mini tournament versus other sunbelt hockey teams. Next week, the main camp starts up, although a few of the big guns will still be participating in the World Cup of Hockey. Make sure you've told your family you love them, because we're a month away from opening night.

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Nashville News & Notes

Predators have the goods; what about fans? | The Tennessean
Those are reasonable goals. It's still hard to believe the Titans' tire-fire of a season opener got more eyeballs than the Preds' all time high.

P.K. Subban, James Neal of Predators support Titans | NHL.com
Meanwhile, James Neal and P.K. Subban visited Titans practice in a gesture of goodwill. Maybe the Preds will teach them how to win in exchange for some NFL exposure.

Preds Open Rookie Camp, Begin Preparations for Upcoming Tournament - Nashville Predators
Lots of exciting quotes from Dean Evason.

Predators go gold for all 2016-17 home games | Nashville Post
"All the Nashville Predators need to do now is convince a skate manufacturer to produce yellow blades."

Metro approves $400K study of Nissan Stadium, Bridgestone Arena - Nashville Business Journal
Contracting to someone who immediately subcontracts the work to the tune of a 10% difference seems like a poor use of public funds.

Around Hockey

P.K. Subban, Shea Weber trade shockwaves felt at World Cup | Puck Daddy
Carey Price is so sensible.

World Cup of Hockey -- Team USA goalie Jonathan Quick is all about winning | ESPN
Quick doesn't care about his bipolar postseason stats.

Americans inspired by 1996 team that won World Cup | USA Today
Can we drive the bus again?

Russia names Bobrovsky starter for World Cup opener – ProHockeyTalk
I'm surprised Andrei Vasilevskiy didn't even get a sniff, but Bobrovsky is the obvious choice.

Team North America still seeking a Bergeron for McDavid - Sportsnet.ca
"Finding him a winger" hasn't really been the issue.

World Cup hasn't diminished players' Olympic hopes - TSN
All of the players have expressed interest in going to the Olympics, a few quite strongly.