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Friday's Dump & Chase: Dumping Grounds

Arizona continues to give cap relief to teams with aging players on LTIR. I await the next CBA somehow retroactively punishing everyone for this practice.

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Greg Rallo Hired as Milwaukee Admirals Assistant Coach | Nashville Predators
The Predators continue their overhaul of the farm team.

Tolvanen feels more prepared for full-time spot with Predators |
Nashville certainly needs the help at wing.

New York Rangers Agree To Terms With Cody McLeod on One-Year, $750K Deal - Blueshirt Banter
Well, they are rebuilding.

After inaugural NHL Gaming World Championship, Gary Bettman and Co. consider future | ESPN
At the very least, it's a great way to sell merchandise.

Arizona Coyotes complete seven-player deal with Chicago Blackhawks | AZ Central
The Blackhawks managed to offload Marian Hossa's LTIR onto the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for a few players including Marcus Kruger.

Nikita Kucherov’s first five seasons put his early career among the best in NHL history - Raw Charge
"Nikita Kucherov is even better than you think." You don't know how good I think he is!

Penguins’ big defense spending continues with Oleksiak – ProHockeyTalk
It's a lot more money than I would think those players are all worth, but on the other hand I'm a bit spoiled by Roman Josi making four million dollars a year.

The NHL still hasn’t figured out how to pay goaltenders -- TSN
Given the direction of the cap, I don't think Hellebuyck will put the Jets in too much of a bind even if his play does take a nosedive, but I'm always hesitant to lock a goalie up long-term.

5 NHLers poised for bounce-back seasons with new teams -
This article calls Jack Johnson "one of the top American rearguards in the league".