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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Let’s Go Camping!

Training camp is nearly here! Hope you all have sturdy tents.

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Nashville Predators News

Training Camp Preview: Five Things to Watch |
Team news is finally starting to really heat up! Brooks Bratten of the Preds website gives a preview of what to look for in this highly-anticipated training camp. Featured: new faces, new leadership, and the highest expectations for any team in franchise history.

Bridgestone Arena Renovations Continue as Preds Season Approaches |
Frozen bourbon sweet tea might just be the most Tennessee thing that ever existed.

Central Division Roundup

Colorado Avalanche reverts to #WhyNotUs theme from 2013-14 | Denver Post
Avs players point to the recent quick turnarounds of Toronto and Edmonton, but I can't help but notice that the Avs don't have Connor McDavid or Auston Matthews walking through the doors of the Pepsi Center.

Dallas Stars: Vegas gives Dallas Stars third-best odds to take home Stanley Cup this season | SportsDay
Behind only Pittsburgh (7/1) and Edmonton (9/1), the Stars are tied with the Blackhawks (12/1) in Bovada's Cup odds released Monday.


2017-18 team-by-team NHL season outlook: Previewing the St. Louis Blues |

Some are high on the 2017-18 Blues; others are not. We’ll have to see if the team that managed to unload Ryan Reaves and a second round pick for a first-round pick and a good center prospect can similarly beguile teams on-ice during this upcoming season.

Jets hope seven is their lucky number | Winnipeg Free Press
The Jets are a decent young team who look to be a solid starting goaltender away from being a good playoff team.

Around the Hockeyverse

Jarome Iginla gets ‘selective’: Veteran forward remains unsigned by choice as NHL training camps loom | National Post
Iginla could be a solid contributor for the right team, or he could be another aging veteran having trouble knowing when to let go of the dream at age 40. Only time will tell.

Q&A: Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli on building a Stanley Cup contender -
Step 1: Accrue a boatload of number one picks until you "hit" on a can't-miss, generational superstar.

C'mon Calgary: Flames billionaire owner can build his own arena | The Hockey News
BREAKING: The ability to something and the desire to do it are not the same thing. More at 11.