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Tuesday’s Dump & Chase: Staal For Fiala

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We’ve got trade bait.

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Nashville Predators Notes

The Cascading Effect of the Nick Bonino Signing - On the Forecheck
I don't even think this signing hurt the team except in dollars and a roster spot, but it stands out like a wart hearkening back to the summer of 2013.

#NHLTopPlayers: Nos. 50-41
Filip Forsberg (#48) and Pekka Rinne (#43) find themselves ranked in the Top 50, with more Preds to come I'm sure.

Also, ICYMI, this gem dropped on Sunday:

Eric Staal.

For Kevin Fiala.

AND FREDDY GAUDREAU IS A THROW IN (I GUESS)

It’s been a long summer in Minnesota.

Other Hockey Notes

Joshua Ho-Sang’s last chance with the Islanders? - Lighthouse Hockey
"Barry Trotz has worked with his share of unconventional talents", but to what end?

Tyler Seguin, Artemi Panarin, Taylor Hall and contractual panic | ESPN
It's remarkable how easy it is to shoehorn Filip Forsberg references in next to the Washington Capitals.

NHL Rookie Radar: Team-by-team Calder Trophy candidates and freshman hopefuls for 2018-19 – TheHockeyNews
The bit on the Predators is predictable, but Vladislav Kamenev being "on track" for the 2nd line in Colorado this year seems premature.

PHT Power Rankings: 10 NHL people that need to be better in 2018-19 – ProHockeyTalk
Chiarelli was removed from this year's list because he's gotten better at his potato impression.

A former Northeastern hockey player is in the fight of his life
Wade MacLeod, a collegiate hockey star and former AHL winger for the Springfield Falcons, is facing a seriously awful cancer diagnosis.