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Tuesday's Dump & Chase: Summer

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While we still have Free Agency and Development Camp to look forward to, the inevitable slow down of summer has begun.

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Nashville Predators News:

Predators Extend Qualifying Offers to Six | nhl.com
The Predators have extended qualifying offers to Aberg, Arvidsson, Gaudreau, Johansen and Watson.  Looks like we also are qualifying Mazanec and not Gunnarsson, who will be a UFA.

Nashville Predators: Previewing NHL Free Agency | Yardbarker.com
Pedestrian analysis and four signing targets.  No, no, no and no.

Dierks Bentley, who sang anthem for Predators during Stanley Cup, wears Penguins jersey | Tennessean.com
Lol.  Great to know Matt Murray has a sense of humor.

Draft Recap, Offseason Outlook | NHL.com
GMDP evaluates the Predators' 2017 NHL Draft picks and talks free agency and trades.  Much of this video has been quoted in articles.  Did we ever notice how much GMDP shrugs? ¯\(ツ)/¯

Other Hockey News:

Waiting for the Nordiques: Quebec City doesn't mind being NHL's Plan B | The Hockey News
Quebec City, always the bridesmaid.  Seriously, they need to find some alternate uses for that arena!

Seven elected to Hockey Hall of Fame | nhl.com
Hi Paul Kariya!   Congratulations to all.  A solid 2017 class.

Top free agent centers: Martin Hanzal, Joe Thornton set to hit market | nhl.com
We seem to be in the mix for a few of these.  Besides Fish, any takers?

5 teams to watch this week | nhl.com
Aside from a mention in the Avalanche piece, we apparently are not a team to watch this week.  Let's all grab some popcorn and see what happens in Montreal and Vegas.

Twitter to Live-Stream Women’s Hockey - The New York Times
The partnership between the social media company and the National Women’s Hockey League includes 16 regular season games and the 2018 All-Star Game.  You go ladies!