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Monday’s Dump & Chase: Flying High

The Predators resigning Ryan Johansen has Predators’ fans buzzing for the 2017/2018 season.

NHL: Ryan Johansen Nashville Press Conference Andrew Nelles-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News and Notes

New Banner, New Season
The Predators added a new banner to the side of Bridgestone Arena Saturday, fittingly deeming Smashville the loudest arena in sports.

Johansen raves about Nashville after signing big deal with Predators | ProHockeyTalk
On the same day of his dog Doug's birthday, Ryan Johansen signed a long-term deal with the Preds. He had some very nice things to say about the city of Nashville and the fans who pack Bridgestone. Thanks Joey!

Preds Open House Featuring Equipment Sale and Jersey Unveil on Aug. 6
Want season tickets and a chance to buy the new Adidas home jersey? Here's your chance.

Preds to Host Inaugural Fishing Tournament on Aug. 11-12
Yes, the Nashville Predators are a hockey team, but they also love fishing. Why not compete in a Predators fishing tournament? And get a really cool t-shirt!

Who's In Line To Be The Next Predators Captain?
Mike Fisher hasn't made his decision official yet, but it's worth looking at the players around the team who could potentially wear the C on their jersey once Fish does retire.

News & Notes from Around the Hockey World

Niederreiter agrees to five-year, $26.25 million contract with Wild
The Wild locked up 24-year-old forward, Nino Niederreiter, for five more years, paying him $5.25 million a year. It seems like all the young talented forwards are getting the money they deserve.

The Avalanche could use some good news — and Tyson Jost may be able to provide it | ProHockeyTalk
When you finish last in the league, you have to look for any kind of hope. Tyson Jost may provide the Avs with some scoring ability on the forward line.

30 NHL players file for salary arbitration
The Predators had three players file for salary arbitration, all three have resigned. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I love you David Poile!

Dallas Stars: 2018 Could Be Year Of Hockey For Dallas
Dallas sure could use a reason to more closely follow the Stars. The NHL Entry Draft in Dallas next year may provide that opportunity.

Vasilevskiy to have color-changing mask again
Now this is going to be really cool.