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It’s almost the end of summer and rookie camp is coming soon. Thank goodness. Your D&C writers are running out of ways to say nothing exciting is happening.

NHL: Ottawa Senators at Nashville Predators Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville Predators News:

Well there is this -

Laviolette to Speak at Brentwood High School on Sept. 27 | Nashville Predators
Good for Coach.

And this -

When you spend way too much money on pay per view #fightnight

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Central Division News:

Dallas Stars And Nashville Predators Have Claim At Central Division | Blackout Dallas
"The Central Division is the powerhouse of the NHL, and two teams seem to have a claim at the title this year: the Dallas Stars and Nashville Predators." Some love for the Preds from our rivals in Dallas.

Hendricks agrees to one-year contract with Jets | NHL.com
Our 2000 fifth round draft pick returns to the Central Division.

Quenneville fans on first pitch at White Sox game | NHL.com
Seriously, I've seen worse. But after the guy a couple weeks ago pitching a strike with a hockey stick, this is a bit of a let down.

Wild Unveils New 'This Is Our Ice' Tradition | NHL.com
It seems to me that this could easily be exploited. I think fans of other teams should bring some of their local water to add.

Other Hockey News:

Poll: Do the Flames have the best defense in the NHL? | ProHockeyTalk
Hahahahahahahahahahahahaha. At least the poll seems to be getting it right, though at this time 30% of the people seem to be crazy.

Inside look at Vancouver Canucks | NHL.com
"NHL.com is providing in-depth roster, prospect and fantasy analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, the Vancouver Canucks." I am finding these pretty interesting, especially for teams I don't follow much.

Lindros to have No. 88 retired by Flyers | NHL.com
"Eric Lindros will have his No. 88 retired by the Philadelphia Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Jan. 18 prior to their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs." Neat.

Tocchet ready for challenge of coaching Coyotes after day with Cup | NHL.com
"Rick Tocchet has been coach of the Arizona Coyotes since July 11, but Sunday felt like his unofficial final day with the Pittsburgh Penguins." Well, let's see what he can do in the desert.

What We Learned: Veteran NHL players must stop betraying rookies | Yahoo Sports
"Brandon Dubinsky had a little bit to say on Friday about the free agency process for four-year college players." It seems Dubinsky thinks people not going the college route should have similar privileges. Lots of thoughts in here about the evil NHL and collective bargaining.