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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Unfinished Business

Much of the business in the NHL at this time of year is of the finished kind. Let’s look at the business that isn’t.

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Nashville Predators News

Legally Speaking: Why State Income Tax Doesn’t Matter to Free Agents | On the Forecheck
ICYMI: Bobby cracks open the tax code books to discuss with us why Tenneessee's status as a income tax-free state has less bearing on the decision of UFAs than we might think.

Central Division Roundup

The effects of the Marcus Kruger trade on Hawks captain Jonathan Toews | Second City Hockey
Toews could very well be looking at less TOI against the likes of Ryan Johansen, Mark Scheifele, Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin, and other top NHL talent next season.

How it affects the Colorado Avalanche: The Chicago Blackhawks offseason - Mile High Hockey
I didn't exactly *want* to include multiple articles about the Chicago Blackhawks in one D&C, but when it's July 19, pickings are quite slim.

Wild's Bruce Boudreau: In postseason, 'everything has to go right. ... Not everything went right for us.' - Twin Cities Pioneer Press

Losing Parise and Booooooter will do that.

What if These Are the 2018-19 Dallas Stars? | Defending Big D
An informative and rather funny inside look at the state of the Stars for 2018-19 if they make no more moves prior to October.

Around the Hockeyverse

Zero NHL franchises on Forbes list of top 50 most valuable sports teams |

11 big summer NHL headlines that have yet to play out |
It's the third week of July, but there are still off-season matters to attend to for a few teams. Most disappointing from this rundown--the fact that the Preds will allegedly not reveal a new third jersey for the 2018-19 campaign.