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Thursday's Dump & Chase: Going Home*

Much gets made every year of UFAs going to teams semi-local to their hometowns. Twenty years from now, Nashville may even have some of its own!

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Inside look at Nashville Predators |
Yesterday was Nashville Predator day at

Matt Cullen Returns To Wild For 20th Season - Canyon News
"Cullen is currently the oldest player in the NHL to have signed a contract for the 2017-2018 season." Jagr Watch continues.

Oilers sign Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year contract | Edmonton Sun
This deal is a bigger gamble than it should be.

Las Vegas radio group reverses decision to avoid Golden Knights coverage -
For a couple of hours on Wednesday, twitter boggled at the idea that a news organization would actively black out a major sports team in its market.

Eichel: 'Guys are going to respect' Housley and Botterill - TSN
Eichel really cannot win with any of his comments, can he.

Oilers cap situation is scary, and not just because of Draisaitl, McDavid – ProHockeyTalk
Those two add up to Toews+Kane and Malkin+Crosby money, but without the rings.

Will Butcher rejects Colorado Avalanche to become free agent | ESPN
I have a couple ideas for making this less of an issue without removing the option for college players to walk.

Da Beauty League gives fans thrill of watching local hockey stars | Star Tribune
They also stream via facebook.

Edmonton's Darnell Nurse Helps Tomorrow's Hockey Stars | SI Kids
Nurse has some thoughts on fuel efficiency.

2017 J.D. Power Fan Experience Study | J.D. Power
The Islanders aren't actually last in their market for fan experience.