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Monday’s Dump & Chase: The Offseason Ahead

With the draft now over, the Predators will shift their focus to free agency and the season ahead.

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Nashville News & Notes

Preds Choose 'Smooth Skating' in Six-Pick Draft
The Predators made 6 selections in this year's draft in Chicago, choosing three forwards, two defensemen, and a goaltender. Overall, it's a very young, but skillful bunch the Predators' front office added to the team.

Six Characteristics: Preds 2017-18 Regular-Season Schedule
The Nashville Predators 20th anniversary season and defense of their Western Conference title will commence on Thursday, Oct. 5, versus the Boston Bruins. Starting with two road games? You bet. And much more!

Nashville Predators: How Much is Viktor Arvidsson Worth?
The Nashville Predators breakout star winger is up for a new contract. Just how much is he worth? Here's a look at similar wingers for comparison.

Predators seeking top-six forward, says GM David Poile
Poile has always been a gambler when making moves in the offseason. Why should that change after last season? Don’t expect things to.

Poile, Laviolette Reflect Back, Look Ahead to Bright Future

After his best year at the helm of the team, David Poile has lots of faith in his club in the years to come.

Around the Hockey World

College hockey: Illinois participates in NHL-funded hockey study, evaluates adding varsity hockey |
There could be more college hockey coming in the near future.

Blackhawks looking to bring back Patrick Sharp, per report - Second City Hockey
The Chicago Blackhawks have reportedly voiced interest in bringing back Hawks legend, Patrick Sharp. Could it be nostalgia time in the Windy City?

Eli Gold hired as Birmingham Bulls hockey play-by-play broadcaster |
The veteran Alabama football and Nashville Predators broadcaster will be the new play-by-play announcer for the Birmingham Bulls hockey team this season. It's clear that Eli loves hockey.

Teemu Selanne, Daniel Alfredsson candidates for Hockey Hall of Fame
Teemu Selanne likely will be the headliner in the Hockey Hall of Fame's Class of 2017, and Daniel Alfredsson might be the only other candidate who is eligible for the first time to join him.

Gary Bettman mic'd up |
Hear what Commissioner Gary Bettman has to say to some of the newest members of the NHL, as he's mic'd up for the NHL Draft.