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Friday's Dump & Chase: Signing Season

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We're in a bit of a lull in NHL transactions. The big names have all been locked up and arbitration is done. Now, we wait to see who takes a chance on a PTO in preseason. I hear Jagr is popular around these parts.

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NHL’s best players under age 25 for 2017: Consistent Filip Forsberg ranks No. 12 - SBNation.com
The Prince clocks in at a respectable #12, although someone left him unranked.

Theo Fleury says over-coaching has taken individuality out of NHL - Sportsnet.ca
He also says that guys have no personality anymore.

Leafs RFA Brown: 'We’ll get it figured out' -- TSN
I don't understand why he isn't signed yet, since the salary cap is only hypothetical for the Leafs.

Oilers sign Yamamoto | Edmonton Oilers
He's said his goal for next year is to either make the NHL or lead the WHL in scoring, and I like his chances.

Canada, U.S. taking different approaches to Olympic hockey without NHL players | Toronto Star
I'd be 100% comfortable with stocking the US team with college players and guys in the CHL. Winning anything would be a long shot, so why not?

SPHL terminates application for Columbus franchise from Fidel Jenkins | Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
"In June, Jenkins made an undisclosed payment to the league that allowed him to participate in part of the annual league meetings."

Ivan Provorov Is Becoming Flyers #1 Defenseman | The Hockey Writers
We'll see.

Tavares' contract talks with Islanders little concern to Lee | NHL.com
What are the odds of a player saying anything different?

Broadcast Camp Thrills Panthers Fans | Florida Panthers
"Florida Panthers PA announcer Andrew Imber was surprised at the knowledge many of the participants at this year's camp had about the Panthers." Oh, come on.