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Friday's Dump & Chase: Media Day

With preseason kicking off this weekend, teams all across the league opened their camps with their players addressing the media. There weren't any huge bombshells on the Predator front, but Matt Duchene caused a bit of a stir.

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Nashville News & Notes

This Predators-Themed Corn Maze Is Actually Pretty Awesome | Nashville Scene
I'm not physically prepared for this many puns.

Preds 20 Days of Giveaways Begins Sept. 20 | Nashville Predators
Free stuff!

[Video] Camp Day 1: Ryan Johansen |
Joey answers questions about the playoffs and the leadership of the team.

[Video] Mattias Ekholm Hockey Clinic |
This is actually the second hockey clinic Ekholm hosted this summer.

Around Hockey

Jack Eichel on the Buffalo Sabres' new coach, working out with Brad Marchand | ESPN
Eichel is a walking quote-machine with plenty of ideas about how to make hockey better.

As Ottawa Senators cover seats with tarps, it’s fair to wonder: What happened in Kanata? | National Post
"Haven’t we been saying for years that the NHL’s Canadian markets are unassailable? Don’t we take as a given that the NHL should be in Quebec and it should put another team in the Toronto area and maybe somewhere in Saskatchewan while it’s at it?"

Maple Leafs will not name a captain again this season |
This pretty much confirms it's going to Matthews next summer, if he continues on this trajectory.

MN Wild know 'Good Isn't Good Enough' heading into this season | Pioneer Press
Boudreau really likes the sound of his own voice, I think.

Team North America: World Cup's fastet, most fun squad |
The only redeeming feature of the World Cup.

Statistically Speaking: Nylander, Drouin among breakthrough candidates - - TSN
Scott Darling is on this list, which is weird, because I still see that toe save in my nightmares.