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Friday’s Dump & Chase: Take Me to Your Leader

David Poile says they’re in no hurry to name a captain, and they have a lot of confidence in their group. But I’m impatient, darnit.

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Nashville News & Notes

GM and Coach Preview Season |
David Poile and Peter Laviolette addressed the media prior to rookie camp yesterday. It's about fifteen minutes long, but well worth watching. They spoke about the captaincy, injuries, Mike Fisher's retirement, and more.

Johansen, Bitetto Animation |
More video content: Johansen is such a dork.

Photos: Roman Josi at 2017 NHL/NHLPA Media Tour | Nashville Predators
Josi's expressions in NHL 18 will be ultra realistic.

Around Hockey

George Parros to head NHL's Department of Player Safety -

The Senators have eliminated 1,500 seats from the Canadian Tire Centre -
They added a tarp.

Sweeney: ‘No timetable’ for when Pastrnak deal might get done – ProHockeyTalk
"No timetable" sure doesn't sound like "before camp", Sweeney.

Superstar Connor McDavid hadn't seen the cult hockey movie 'Slap Shot' until recently | ESPN
Connor McDavid was born twenty years after the movie. And he's been busy.

Maple Leafs Announce Additions to Player Development Department | Toronto Maple Leafs
Jack Han did a lot of very good video analysis work and is the first The Athletic writer to get hired by an NHL team.

Edmonton Oilers feel Jesse Puljujarvi ‘should be focused’ on NHL camp | Edmonton Journal
I really don't understand why they didn't send him to Penticton, but the Oilers' development program is kind of a disaster.

Eichel confident he'll sign long-term contract with Sabres |
I think being a competitive person and competing with McDavid is a great way to get ulcers.