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Friday's Dump & Chase: Six

Predators rookie camp opens Thursday, which means the actual hockey content in our lives is ramping up.

San Jose Sharks v Nashville Predators - Game Six Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Nashville News & Notes

The evolution of Ryan Johansen -
Ryan Johansen should shoot more, but I feel his percentages are being deflated by playing on a line with miniature human cannon Viktor Arvidsson.

What the Preds Did on Their Summer Vacations: Defensemen | Nashville Predators
In case you haven't been stalking the team on instagram.

Preds Installing New Dasher Boards, Glass System Ahead of Season | Nashville Predators
The glass will be extra bendy. Huh.

Around Hockey

Team Seguin defeats Connor McDavid & Co. in Ray Emery Cup thriller -
I'm 100% linking this because I can't believe the media actually covered it like this.

Under Pressure: Todd Reirden – ProHockeyTalk
“You can only tie. You can’t do better,” Campbell said. “Tying’s pretty good. You have to win a Cup just tie your performance from a year before.”

Ryan O’Reilly on the transformed St. Louis Blues: ‘A Stanley Cup is possible’ – TheHockeyNews
I don't think anyone has crunched the numbers, but I'm pretty sure an unusually high percentage of the league got married this summer.

Philipp Grubauer's last game of White House street hockey got shut down by Secret Service | Russian Machine Never Breaks
But why is he still wearing Caps gear?

2018 World Junior A Challenge to feature new five-team format | Hockey Canada
Team USA will be present for the event.

Why Frederik Andersen, not Auston Matthews or John Tavares, could be the Maple Leafs' MVP -
Someone needs to talk to oddsmakers about vote splitting.