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Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

Most UFA’s are out and about talking to multiple clubs. Who will win the grand prize and who will land where? (And if you are of a certain generation(s), you sang that title in your head didn’t you?)

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Smashville News:

Preds Development Camp: Five Players to Watch |
Those of you attending the practices, please report back in the comments!

The pups must be enjoying vacation, cause there still are no new photos. Here is one of Doug from last summer.


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Central Division News:

It sounds like Carter Hutton’s time with the Blues is over | The Sports Daily
We are rooting for you Carter Hutton. Just please, anywhere but Chicago.

Colorado Avalanche set to buy out the contract of Brooks Orpik | Mile High Hockey
I find this a little sad. Brooks Orpik played through games in the SCF with a Frankenstein finger! Maybe the irony will be that he returns to Washington on a “Poile special”.

On the brink of major offseason negotiations, Stars prepare to hold on tightly, let go lightly | SportsDay
As long as they don't get John Tavares, I'm okay. The Central is going to be pretty tough again this year.

Other Hockey News:

Most improbable moments of 2017-18 season discussed by writers |
I'd say Sidney Crosby doing Filip Forsberg things might be unlikely, but hardly improbable. Also, I think I've seen both Pekka Rinne and Carter Hutton make a save similar to Braden Holtby's. Scott Foster's perfect performance in relief is the clear winner.

31 Thoughts: All eyes on John Tavares during UFA interview period |
Number 15 could be fun. I loved number 19. (It's only bragging if you don't back it up.) Number 6. makes me angry. The Montreal Canadians now have an MO of picking a scapegoat, throwing them to the wolves - thus impacting their on ice performance or locker room situation - and then trying to trade them. #FreePatches

David Perron, James Neal set to leave Golden Knights | Las Vegas Review-Journal
I love me some James Neal, but not at 7 million and term. Hope he finds what he is looking for. (Did you sing that one?)

Tavares future biggest question heading into free agency |
If Mitch Korn follows Barry Trotz and the New York Islanders could pick up Carter Hutton and retain John Tavares, could Trotz get that team playing defense well enough to make Carter Hutton a Stanley Cup winner? Has your mind exploded?

The fallout from NHL Awards ballots being public, plus best names of the NHL Draft class, Jersey Fouls and more |
Interesting information here. Why is everything off-ice about the NHL so needlessly complex? Haven't they heard of on-line balloting?

Guerin finally gets his draft request complete with side of pickles |
Hahahahahaha. I love this kid!