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David Poile is making moves, dishing out money, and lining the Predator up to be Stanley Cup contenders yet again.

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Nashville News & Note

Decision to Return to Predators Easy for Hartnell
Scotty Hartnell started his career in Nashville, so why not end it in the same place? The 35 year-old should provide the Preds some good forward depth, and be a veteran voice in the locker room.

Why bringing back Scott Hartnell was a great move for the Predators | ProHockeyTalk
ProHockey Talk is calling this one of the best free agent signings of July 1st, and maybe the summer. I have to agree with them.

Predators Ink Labrie to One-Year Contract
The Predators are looking to do what they've done in the past by signing forward Pierre-Cedric Labrie: add quality depth in the AHL and hold on to it just in case they need it, i.e Pontus Aberg and Colton Sissons. Labrie is another guy who has been around the game for a while now, and should help the Admirals out tremendously.

Predators Have Productive Start To Free Agency - NewsChannel 5 Nashville
Seems like everyone is impressed with David Poile's aggressive approach to the opening of the free agency market. Don't expect him to slow his roll quite yet.

Team Gold Defeats Team White as Development Camp Concludes
The Nashville Predators prospects were on full display Friday night in Bridgestone Arena in front of 3,000 fans. Despite Team Gold took home the W 7-4, Tyler Kelleher of Team White made a name for himself scoring twice and adding an assist.

Around the Hockey World

Joe Thornton returns to Sharks on one-year contract: report
The Predators were apparently interested in the old man, Joe Thornton, but to the surprise of almost no one, the bearded center is returning to San Jose.

Patrick Marleau signs three-year contract with Maple Leafs
It'll be nice to not have to see Patrick Marleau with the Sharks anymore. After 19 seasons with San Jose, Marleau will be heading to the Eastern Conference and the great white north. The Sharks could only sign one old forward this offseason it seems.

Bruised ribs and balky knees – all part of marathon hockey game - The Buffalo News
A marathon hockey game for a great cause. Respect to everyone involved in the 11 Day Power Play.

Evgeny Kuznetsov signs eight-year, $62.4 million contract with Capitals
After a 59 point season with the Capitals this past year, Kuznetsov will be staying put for a long, long time, while receiving oodles of money. Cheers Evgeny.

A farewell to the under-appreciated Marcus Kruger - Second City Hockey
It's been a bit of a confusing offseason already for Chicago. And it continued Sunday with the departure of Marcus Kruger.

Notre Dame Officially Joins The Big Ten... In Hockey
The great hockey program of the Fighting Irish will now be competing in one of the best hockey conferences in the country, the Big Ten.

Hockey player's life changed in 11 seconds - CNN.com
If you've never read the emotional story of Travis Roy, you are missing out. Truly inspirational.