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Sunday's Dump & Chase: Exhale

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The past two days have been a whirlwind of action across the NHL, but we have a couple of days to reflect on the draft before development kicks off later this week.

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Nashville News & Notes

Poile Talks Free Agency, Offseason Plans as Preds Finish Draft | Nashville Predators
We should know more both about Mike Fisher's future and Ryan Ellis's injury status this next week.

IceRays Goalie Tomas Vomacka Drafted By Nashville Predators | KiiiTV.com
For the record, I am never going to be able to write the diacritics on his name properly.

Nashville Predators take UND forward Grant Mismash in second round of NHL Draft | Grand Forks Herald
He was the only UND player taken this draft year, although several commits were drafted last year.

Farrance Drafted by Predators | TWC News
Nugget from this: Scott Nichol is a family friend of the Farrances.

Predators not interested in trading defense to improve roster | The Tennessean
Poile said he'd be looking in free agency, but he also said there wasn't much there.

Around Hockey

Minnesota Wild name Bob Woods as an assistant coach | USA Today
The Preds still have an assistant coach vacancy, although reportedly Laviolette interviewed three candidates in Chicago.

Treliving: Flames paid price in Hamonic deal, but ‘you can never have enough top d-men’ | ProHockeyTalk
But you can certainly pay too much for them.

Winners and Losers of NHL Draft 2017 | Puck Daddy
The green room was the worst idea ever.

Leafs stick with plan through draft -- TSN
I'm shocked that Lou Lamoriello stuck with a plan.

13 NHL Draft takeaways: Rumours, trades, signings, surprises - Sportsnet.ca
"There is no subtle way to trade away the guy who beat out Connor McDavid for the 2016 Calder Trophy."

Central Division Draft Grades: Stars, Blues earn top marks | theScore.com
There do not appear to be any sort of explanation for these grades.