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Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Let’s Go Peks!

Tomorrow night is the NHL Awards. Usually not an event I get excited about, but I really want Pekka Rinne to be awarded his Vezina this year. Casca, perhaps sacrifices are in order?

2018 GEICO NHL All-Star Skills Competition - Save Streak Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Smashville News:

Preds Primer: Awards, Draft, Development Camp, Free Agency on the Way |
Everything you need to know to navigate the next three weeks before the black hole of summer fully descends.

Ranking teams that haven't won a Stanley Cup in order of who wins one next |
Take three guesses and the first two don't count. Actually, since I am not an insider, there is only one team listed. Luckily it’s the only team I care about!

Throwback Tuesday: Our favorite pups seemed perplexed by Dad’s retro golf look. (Maybe Joey will wear it at his charity event this year!)

Central Division News:

Deep NHL draft has Blackhawks excited to be near top but hopeful high pick is last for a long time | Chicago Tribune
It will be interesting to see who they go for and how long they can afford to keep them after their ELC. They also have our late first round pick from the Ryan Hartman trade.

Carter Hutton plans to test free agency | The Sports Daily
You go Carter Hutton! Show him the money. St Louis will need to find someone else to prop up Jake Allen when January roles around.

From frozen outpost to hockey hot spot - Winnipeg Free Press
Long but interesting read detailing how Winnipeg has become one of the places to be if you are an NHL player. Hey - apparently Nashville, New York and Las Vegas have size and spectacle!

Other Hockey News:

Tavares could become one of most desirable free agents in NHL history |
Come on John Tavares. Even if you are going to stay with the New York Islanders, wait until July 2nd to sign. Think of the drama that has to last us until September.

Islanders’ five best coaching candidates to replace Doug Weight | NHL | Sporting News
A little surprised only one current/recent coach made the list.

Trotz leaves as coach of Capitals |
Would this do it for you John Tavares? Are any other coaches’ seats feeling a little bit warmer today? Capitals fans I've read seem to feel that this was a done deal when his assistant was extended last year and Trotz wasn't. Someone give Barry Trotz the term and money he deserves.

Biggest question for all 31 teams heading into the draft, free agency |
I know it’s ESPN, but I found this piece interesting. Will we ever find out what is up with Corey Crawford?

Norris Trophy favorite debated by |
Apparently the mid-season group think has continued, darn the facts, and it is still Victor Hedman’s trophy to lose.

The NHL Goaltending Market: Masked men on the move this summer | The Hockey News
Noticeably absent on this list are in the UFAs, Anders Lindback and in the RFAs, Juuse Saros.

Group trying to bring NHL franchise to Seattle hires former Coyotes coach Dave Tippett | The Seattle Times
Lots of things going on in a city that has not yet been awarded a franchise. Dave Tippett’s new post sounds like David Poile’s description of Barry Trotz’ original job.