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Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Are we there yet?

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I know in my mind that this off season is shorter, but in the time warp of July, it seems we are making sloooww progress toward opening night.

NHL: Preseason-Columbus Blue Jackets at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News:

Preds Ink Frederick Gaudreau to Three-Year Contract | NHL.com
Looks like Freddy earned himself a chance with his playoff performance. Two way contract for the first two years. One signing down......Let's Go Preds!

How much did Predators players make during playoffs? | The Tennessean
The Predators got a nice chunk of change to split amongst the players. Seems those with broken femurs, compartment syndrome or concussions should get a little extra share.

J-P Dumont at Preds Hockey School | NHL.com
Former Predators forward J-P Dumont teaches more than 100 children at Predators Hockey School. I still remember how Paul would announce his name.

Predators fan explains epic mistake in Stanley Cup ticket contest | Yahoo Sports
If you entered via Twitter, wouldn't you suppose that is how you would be notified that you won? How else could they contact you? This had to hurt, but at least it was Game 6.

Other Hockey News:

Report: Franson may join Blackhawks on PTO | TSN.ca
Really? Can't decide whether to hope he gets an offer or not. Just don't see him on that team. Thoughts?

Campbell retires after 17 seasons | NHL.com
Defenseman Brian Campbell announced his retirement after 17 seasons in the NHL. Am I getting old, or does it seem like there are a lot of people hangin' 'em up this summer.

Girardi ready for new beginning with Lightning | NHL.com
This pick up still seems strange to me, but best of luck Dan.

Not Hockey News:

Bridgestone Arena Ranks Fifth In U.S., 19th In World Ticket Sales (Pollstar) | Bridgestone Arena.com
Check out the other accolades at the bottom of the page. You go Bridgestone Arena!

Scott Hamilton Skating Academy Awarded U.S. Figure Skating Grant | NHL.com
The Scott Hamilton Skating Academy has been named a recipient of a 2017-18 U.S. Figure Skating Community Development Grant of $2,000 from U.S. Figure Skating. I just love this man.

United legends compete in ice hockey challenge | Official Man-U Website
Watch as five Manchester United legends compete in ice hockey challenge as part of Tour 2017. For our soccer fans. I think they should have had to wear skates, and it's obvious why they didn't face a goalie, lol.

Game of Thrones recast with NHL Players | The Hockey Writers

For all of our friends celebrating the return of GoT. P.K. Subban makes the cut. There is also a related article assigning hockey teams to each house (no Predators love).