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Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Summer Vacation

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Looks like the Predators are starting their vacays. Meanwhile the last bit of hockey for the season will be over before we know it.

Holzmarkt And The Spree River Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

2018 Stanley Cup Playoffs:

NHL playoffs: Capitals beat Lightning 3-0 to force Game 7 | USAToday.com
Whew! I think that was one if not the best game I've watched in these playoffs. Can't wait for Game 7. Oh - can someone tell me why there will be a five game break before the next series?

Smashville News:

What Would The Next Contract For Ryan Ellis Look Like? | On the Forecheck
LedgerSko takes a look at what the Nashville Predators can expect to pay to extend Ryan Ellis. My question - if this is the number, will we be moving another captain soon?

What with wedding planning and all, I expect the Doug and Dozer pictures to be light this summer. Meanwhile here are a couple of pictures of some happy Predators to tide us over.

First the Swedes (It basically says “What a week!”).

Then Ryan Johansen and Colton Sissons having some fun.

Teeing off into summer livin' #teamsummer #journeyrisktrue

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Central Division News:

Wild will hire Paul Fenton as new GM and it's the right choice | Hockey Wilderness
Our friends at Hockey Wilderness provide an update on why Paul Fenton fits the Minnesota Wild.

One farewell to Blackhawks legend Marian Hossa in his retirement | Second City Hockey
And our other friends at Second City Hockey pay tribute to the retiring Marian Hossa.

Dallas Stars assistant coach Rick Wilson calls it a career | SportsDay
"The changing of the behind-the-bench look of the Dallas Stars continued on Friday with the retirement of assistant coach Rick Wilson." Will there be others?

Stunned by Golden Knights, Jets in disbelief their season is over | Sportsnet.ca
See how it feels? Being new to the playoffs, this had to be a new, nasty feeling.

Other Hockey News:

Golden Standard | The Sporting News
"How the NHL’s Knights of Las Vegas bet on themselves to become the most successful expansion franchise in North American sports history." Long read, but really interesting.

NHL Mixed Bag: Confessions of a Golden Knights non-believer | Sporting News
At least he’s owning it, as opposed to half of Twitter. My favorite quote is at the very end: "All I keep thinking during this run is...I feel bad for the first head coach in Seattle." Yup.

Report: Lou Lamoriello to join Islanders | Newsday
People seem to think this means John Tavares will stay. Is this enough of a change or promise?

Super Slow Mo: Best of Rds. 1 & 2 | NHL.com
This is probably the last one any Predator will be in and it is a long one. Take a deep breath!

Hi Mike Fisher - So handsome. Hi Pekka Rinne - Nice save! Oh Filip Forsberg - That's FILTHY! Hi Nashville Predators - Oops. Hi Peks and P.K. Subban - Puck Luck Rules! Hi Fil - What a flow. Hi Viktor Arvidsson - Great Check! Hi Peks - I'm sure someone is sorry they lost their guy. Oh Fil - That guy has a family! Hi Ryan Ellis - Maybe don't sit on Peks next time. Hi Austin Watson - Nice hit! Hi Craig Smith - Ouchie. Hi Arvy - Oh yeah! Pretty. Hi Fil - What a gentleman. Hi PK and Juuse Saros - Deep thoughts. Hi Roman Josi - Looking good. Filip Forsberg - That should come with "Viewer Discretion Advised"! Hi Preds - Good Group D! Hi Preds - No Group D, yes that is a puck you are all staring at. Hi Ryan Johansen - Top Shelf! Hi Kevin Fiala - Yes! Hi Pekka's Knob - You were clutch.

Stanley Cup drought for Canada reaches 25 years | NHL.com
Awwww.(Sorry Canadian friends.)