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Friday’s Dump & Chase: We Like Sports and We Don’t Care Who Knows

You can’t swing a dead cat around here these days without hitting a free agent signing rumor. Also, the prospects are out in full force in and around Nashville.

2019 NHL Draft - Portraits
Just wanted to use a picture of Egor Afanasyev.
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Nashville Predators News

Taking Center Stage: An analytical comparison of Matt Duchene to the Nashville Predators’ centers | On the Forecheck
Our very own Bryan Bastin took a look at the realities of where Matt Duchene's talents would fall when placed against the Predators current corps of centers. Incredible work and these stats are presented in a way that I can understand. Like Bryan's work? Give him a follow @projpatsummitt

Breakdown: Nashville Acquires Defenseman Jérémy Davies in P.K. Subban Trade | On the Forecheck
If you're like me, you know nothing about recent Predators acquisition Jérémy Davies. However, don't fret, while he may not play at the level of the guy we sent to New Jersey, he has potential.

Preds Prospects Serve Nashville Community During Development Camp
I believe events like this not only endear the Predators to the greater Nashville community, but also go a long way in keeping these new professional athletes grounded. More of this, please!

Scuderi, Bordeleau Tasked with Helping Preds Prospects Realize NHL Dreams
I always find it interesting to see what former players are up to. Good to see a couple guys making a difference within the organization.

Duchene visits Predators after meeting with Canadiens: report
Matt Duchene visited with the Nashville Predators on Thursday...I wonder what the meeting with David Poile was like?

Around Hockey

Roberto Luongo leaves a brilliant, complex and expensive Canucks legacy | Sportsnet.ca
You may have heard that Roberto Luongo's retirement is going to cost the Vancouver Canucks 9 million dollars. Well, this is correct. Want to know why? Check out this article.

NHL Rumour Roundup: Sharks' Joe Pavelski on the move? | Sportsnet.ca
Joe Pavelski's name has been thrown around a few times, but where will he end up? Here are some current rumors on UFAs based on where they are visiting.

Hurricanes buy out final year of Patrick Marleau's contract | Sportsnet.ca
Not surprising in any way.

7 notable unqualified RFAs who are now UFA-eligible | Sportsnet.ca
Tomorrow is the day Ryan Hartman returns to civilization and finds out about his trade/unqualifying.

Five free agents who should be signed with caution | TheHockeyNews
Will anyone make a bad choice on July 1st? Here are the names to look out for.

Instant Buyer's Remorse: the worst contracts handed out from 2018 free agency | TheHockeyNews
Caution: List includes James "The Real (bad) Deal" Neal.

Seattle NHL franchise to have AHL affiliate in Palm Springs | ProHockeyTalk
Palm Springs sounds nice.