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Monday’s Dump and Chase: Happy Canada Day!

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Happy Canada Day to our friends up above the border!

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Right now, we have mostly rumors. We also have some actual trades. What will today bring? Buckle up, ladies and gentlemen!

Nashville Predators News

Preds Prospects Impress as Development Camp Concludes
I'm pretty impressed with this year's prospect crop. Egor Afanasyev is a steal. These prospects will be fascinating to watch develop.

Chaos Everywhere Else

[Ed.: We went to press yesterday before every NHL team decided to rush through free agency day a day early. Stay tuned for formal coverage today as rumors turn to facts!]

Kessel, Tocchet reunite with Coyotes after trade from Penguins
I don't know how much I'd like to be referred to as a "Phil Whisperer," but that's a title that applies to Rick Tocchet.

Reimer traded to Hurricanes by Panthers for Darling, draft pick
Goalie shuffling by various teams pre-July 1. Florida has their sights on Sergei Bobrovsky.

Shaw traded to Blackhawks by Canadiens
I am a bit worried by this move. Not for Chicago, because Chicago seems to be trying to cycle through old players to recreate Cup magic. I'm worried that Montreal is shedding a contract to make space for a potential Matt Duchene contract. I guess we'll find out today. Let the panic ensue.

Oilers among teams with interest in free agent Corey Perry - Sportsnet.ca
You know that scene in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" where Harry is sitting in front of the Great Hall with the Sorting Hat on his head whispering "not Slytherin, not Slytherin..."? That's how I feel about Corey Perry.

Senators hire former Blues coach Davis Payne as assistant - Sportsnet.ca
The Senators are stocking up on assistant coaches.

Galchenyuk believes he can contribute more offensively with Penguins
Alex Galchenyuk looked very good in his one season with the Coyotes. Can he keep up the good work in Pittsburgh?

Money Matters: the best free agent signings for every team in the salary cap era - TheHockeyNews
Marián Hossa was a pain in Nashville's side, but he was incredible for Chicago. Paul Kariya is listed as Nashville's best free agent acquisition. Will that change today?

Veteran goaltender Mike Smith will join Edmonton Oilers - TSN.ca
Veteran goaltender Mike Smith will be wearing copper and blue this season.

NHL Off-Season Watch: Potential arbitration number for Cody Ceci - TSN.ca
Mats Zuccarello in Minnesota would be an interesting move. The Wild keep getting older.

It’s Free Agency Day! Let’s go!