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Sunday's Dump & Chase: Just Poile Doing Poile Things

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Yesterday was a complete whirlwind of a day, which saw GM David Poile acquire both Nick Bonino and Scott Hartnell (YAY!), but also saw him trade a 3rd round pick for Alexei Emelin (huh?).

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Predators sign Nick Bonino to 4-year contract
Not the big splash signing most of us were expecting, but Bonino is a solid two-way player that will really allow Laviolette to tinker around with the forward lines. And we all know how much he loves to tinker.

Nick Bonino signing a rare misstep for Predators GM David Poile | The Hockey News
But alas, Matt Larkin is already here with a 'HAWT TAEK' condemning the signing.

Predators trade Colin Wilson to Colorado Avalanche
Everyone say goodbye to Playoff Colin Wilson. On the plus side, I don't think Colorado will ever get the chance to meet him.

Predators reunite with Scott Hartnell on 1-year contract
The Good: 1 year, $1 million. The Bad: Our Handsome/60 just took a major, major, hit.

Golden Knights sending Emelin to Predators - Article - TSN
A replacement for one of the four horsemen? A depth move? Quite the puzzling maneuver by Poile here, and I'm just as confused as you all are.

2017 Future Stars Game Highlights | NHL.com
I was in attendance for this. Here are some of my takeaways. Defense was optional, Victor Ejdsell is a massive man, and dear lord do the developmental goalies need some work.

Predators address goalie depth by signing Anders Lindback, Matt O'Connor
See highlights of developmental goalies in previous link.

Columbus Blue Jackets Should Offer Ryan Johansen an Offer Sheet
Yeah, how about they don't? In regards to Johansen's higher salary demands, I offer this. There's three things in life that you don't skimp on. Bedding, toilet paper, and #1 centers. Pay the man, Poile. Pay him all of the dollars.


Other Hockey News & Notes

It’s Official: Carolina Hurricanes Sign Justin Williams to Two-Year, $9 Million Contract - Canes Country
I really wanted Williams here in Nashville, but this is a great fit. Williams' veteran presence could be just what that young Carolina locker room needs.

Patrick Sharp rejoins Blackhawks on low-risk deal
Chicago's nostalgia-fueled attempt to rebuild the 2015 Cup team continues. What's next? Are they somehow going to coax Brad Richards out of retirement?

I was there when Sidney Crosby scored the golden goal
Just in case any of you masochists out there want to re-live Team USA losing the gold medal game to Canada during the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

High School Hockey Player Survives Skate Blade To Jugular " WCCO | CBS Minnesota
"Michael skated to the bench, not immediately knowing just how seriously he was hurt." #HOCKEYGUY