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Thursday’s Dump & Chase: Silly Season

With the NHL draft just days away, and rumors of trades and contract extensions flying around the league, NHL’s Silly Season is in full swing. Oh and hey...the Wayne Train won an award!

Toronto Maple Leafs v Nashville Predators Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Nashville Predators News & Notes

Simmonds of Predators wins Messier Award for NHL Leadership | NHL.com
Good for you, Wayne Train. Good for you.

Nashville Predators captain Roman Josi, mascot GNASH to participate in Nashville Pride Festival | On the Forecheck
The festival will take place on Saturday June 22 and Sunday June 23 at Public Square Park.

109th and 117th Overall: 4th-Round Options for the Nashville Predators | On the Forecheck
What are the Preds going to do with their two picks in the 4th round? Eric’s got you covered.

Potential Preds: 2019 NHL Draft Scouting Report - Centers | Nashville Predators
Brooks Bratten gives you a primer on five centers that Nashville could potentially take with the 24th pick.

Other Hockey News & Notes

Flyers, forward Kevin Hayes agree to new seven-year deal | Sportsnet

Well, that’s just a gross over-payment.

David Poile to Matt Duchene’s agent after hearing about the Hayes signing:

Canucks search for blue line help before draft as market heats up | Sportsnet
Oh really now?

I’m assuming that Pettersson and Boeser are (rightly) off the table. Soooo.... we’ll take one Bo Horvat please!

Joe Thornton hopes to play at least one more year with San Jose Sharks | TSN
So 39-year-old Joe Thornton thinks he has “5 more years left” in him.

Yes, you read that right. 5 more years. 5, Cinco, FIVE, like one more than four, years left.

Crosby says ‘it’s not easy’ to hear trade rumors about Penguins | NHL.com

How 1999 top pick Patrik Stefan moved past a career of letdown | ESPN
Twenty years after he was the first overall pick in the NHL draft, Stefan still loves hockey, coaching his sons and running a player agency.

Anaheim Ducks buy out remainder of Corey Perry’s contract | Sportsnet
It’s the end of an era in Anaheim. I would say something snarky about Corey Perry, but honestly at this point it feels like punching down.

Montreal Canadiens to host 2020 NHL Draft | Eyes On The Prize
After 11 years, the NHL Draft will make its way back to Montreal.

Draft Quiz | NHL.com
Can you identify these NHL players by their draft day pictures? TEST YOURSELF!