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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Let’s Go!

About this time of the summer, when hockey news and events are sparse, I just want it to be October already.

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Nashville Predators News:

Nashville Predators begin search for Dennis K. Morgan replacement | Yahoo Sports
This article is less about the audition than a harsh re-hash of the DKM brouhaha.

You can help choose (or become) the newest Nashville Predators anthem singer |
Meanwhile, the Tennessean keeps is classy with no mention of the brouhaha. Can John Scott sing?

And finally... Just a boy and his dog having a birthday party.

Central Division News:

Blues Shake Up Equipment Staff | St. Louis Game Time
Did I mention that hockey news was sparse? I would have enjoyed some explanation of the job duties and potential missteps that would lead to getting fired.

Granlund, Wild hope to reach next level this season |
With his shiny new contract, Granlund wants the Wild to make a deeper playoff run this year. Advice: Get the live chicken and take care of the hex on your coach.

Other Hockey News:

Kucherov won't try to 'break the bank' with Lightning, agent says |
Soooo, no $12.5M dollar ask then?

Duchene 'pretty relaxed' despite trade rumors |
Matt, I find this hard to believe. If it's true, you must be the eye of the storm your GM has created.

Duchene training 'blind' amid trade rumors |
Aha! Not quite so relaxed after all.

Inside look at Arizona Coyotes (31 in 31) | is providing in-depth roster, prospect and fantasy analysis for each of its 31 teams throughout August. Today, the Arizona Coyotes. A little tough with the Doan comments, but a good read. Oh, by the way NHL, I hate alphabetical order!

Wahlstrom among 10 cut by U.S. Junior Team |
Mismash was also cut, but it looks like Farrance and Harper are still on the roster.

Red Wings Annual Street Hockey Tour makes stop in Flint | WNEM TV 5
This sounds cool. A chance to play and learn a little more about hockey.

Eichel, Sabres discussing potential max extension: report |
Center Jack Eichel and the Buffalo Sabres are discussing an eight-year contract extension, The Associated Press reported Wednesday. The 20-year-old is scheduled to become a restricted free agent after this season. Pass the popcorn.