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Friday’s Dump & Chase: Free Agent Forecasting

Will today be the day John Tavares re-signs on Long Island? The deadline for him to get an eight year deal instead of seven is fast approaching.

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NHL: Nashville Predators at New York Islanders Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Nashville News & Notes

Six Free Agents Not Named John Tavares That The Predators Could Target - On the Forecheck
The pickings are a little slim.

Towering Center Kondelik Enjoying First Preds Development Camp Experience | Nashville Predators
He likes the Gold; expect him to be signed by next week.

From Rookies to Veterans, Preds Realize City of Nashville is Special | Nashville Predators
Eeli Tolvanen says he likes the weather in Nashville in late June...

Predators: Prospect Dante Fabbro sees NHL future in Nashville | The Tennessean
Fabbro says all the right things, but I remain at least a little nervous, considering what else they have in the defensive prospect pool.

Around Hockey

Ottawa Senators sale rumour latest distraction team doesn’t need -
With the gamut of really terrible rumours coming out of Ottawa, this is a fairly harmless one.

Hayley Wickenheiser assisting Maple Leafs in development camp |
It will be really interesting to see if she sticks on in a more permanent role.

Dahlin impresses fans, coach at Sabres development camp |
I'm really excited to see how he develops in the NHL under Housley. On Buffalo, though...

Robin Lehner could be a steal for Red Wings, other seekers – ProHockeyTalk
"Lehner should absolutely be considered one of the best goalie options on the UFA market, however, which is both a compliment to the rambunctious netminder and an insult to the crop of netminders available."

So long, Sid: Conor Sheary eager to play with Jack Eichel in Buffalo | USA Today
You know, I didn't really think of a lack of a top six playmaker as the reason for Buffalo's struggles.