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Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: And So It Goes

We need more hockey journalists to step up in August......

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Smashville News:

Brief history of Ryan Kesler-Ryan Johansen feud | ProHockeyTalk
Ryan Kesler tries to be relevant and start something. Ryan Johansen has the perfect reply. Twitter explodes. Journalists rejoice for an August story.

Preds Staffers Embrace Mike Fisher Legacy Project at Room In The Inn |
Mike Fisher's best legacy. (Well, this and Bieska's tooth.)

Subban, Vonn enjoy some cliff diving on vacation in Canada |
Do these two ever rest? Also, I believe P.K. Subban has had the most vacation articles in the Short Shifts section this summer.

Bubble Hockey: Salty vs. GNASH |
Our second challenger meets the same fate as the first. Good commentary by Chris Mason.

Sorry there are no new pictures of the puppers today. There is something nice to look at down at the bottom though.

Central Division News:

Ejdsell hopes to enter camp faster, stronger |
"Blackhawks prospect Victor Ejdsell had a good playoff run for the Rockford IceHogs, and hopes to attend training camp even more improved" I am still a little bummed we added this particular prospect to the first rounder for Ryan Hartman.

A deeper look into the Dallas Stars' potential goalies of the future | SportsDay
A review of the two prospects next in line for Dallas. Fun fact - "The last goalie picked by the Stars to appear in at least 50 NHL games was Mike Smith, from the 2001 draft. The Stars have taken 12 goalies since that draft." Ouch. Thank you Predators scouting organization.

FRIESEN: Would you pay to watch the Jets practise? | Winnipeg Sun
"“My opinion is that NHL is stupid and greedy,” Jalonen said." Yep. Apparently Finnish fans who want to see the NHL practices will need to pony up.

Other Hockey News:

#NHLTopPlayers: Top 20 Centers |
Not only did we not crack the top 20, we didn't crack the five on the bubble. Looking at the stats, Joey needs to score more.

Inside look at Carolina Hurricanes |
I haven't been able to figure out exactly where the gun is aimed for the Carolina Hurricanes. Having lived in Raleigh for a decade, I will say that unless you are a winner you might as well move. There are way too many other high quality sports choices.

Should the NHL bring back North American neutral site games? | The Game Nashville
”I couldn’t decide what to call my column series so I purposely left the “placeholder” as the title. *** ...” Today’s long read, especially if you read Greg’s piece also. Interesting back story to how someone gets interested in hockey. I support the idea, while agreeing no one would give up the money. (See article on greed above.)

Hlinka Gretzky Cup will showcase best U18 players in the game |
Maybe Marya could attend and report back.

[Editor's note: Yep! —MK]

These are soooooo pretty.