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Sunday’s Dump & Chase: The Signed and the Unsigned

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Some players are signing deals, some are still waiting, and the arbitration date approaches.

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Nashville Predators News & Notes

Preds Official Podcast: A Lesson on RFAs and the Arbitration Process | NHL.com
Arbitration discussion, a Pete Weber interview, and...more Matt Duchene talk.

Other News & Notes

Why Bryan Hicks was chosen to lead the Professional Women's Hockey Players Association | ESPN
Some background on how Bryan Hicks, a referee, ended up in a leadership role with the PWHPA. The anecdote about people--not even just one person!--asking him whether he'd work hard and professionally refereeing women's NCAA hockey the same way he did men's is...really something.

How close did the Blue Jackets come to offer-sheeting Mitch Marner? | Sportsnet.ca
The idea of Mitch Marner as a Columbus Blue Jacket is a weird one, but I can definitely see it being something that might appeal to Jarmo Kekäläinen. On the other hand, if it had worked and he'd gotten Marner, the Blue Jackets would have had [checks pockets] half a draft pick.

(Joke. Going forward their pick situation is pretty reasonable.)

Q&A: Stars’ Tyler Seguin on Stanley Cup window, offseason motivation | ProHockeyTalk
This article is also noteworthy for calling Corey Perry a "career shift-disturber", which is one way of spelling it.

Hockey coach tells players to respect the anthem or 'get the f--- out now' | Yahoo! Sports
Imagine how weird and unsettling it would be if employees at any other job were given this kind of ultimatum.

Jordan Binnington avoids arbitration, agrees to two-year deal with Blues | Sportsnet.ca
Man, I was hoping the Blues were going to get backed into offering him a Carey Price kind of contract.

Jake Gardiner could be free agent steal | ProHockeyTalk
At first it seemed like maybe the Canadiens had interest in Gardiner and were just waiting for the Sebastian Aho offer-sheet situation to resolve itself, but now...it's bizarre.

Nazem Kadri reveals why he nixed trade between Flames, Maple Leafs | Sportsnet.ca
Astonishingly, it was reportedly not because he didn't want to play for the Calgary Flames, but for a completely different reason.

NWHL, Tampa Bay Lightning will partner to host girls’ hockey clinic in August | The Ice Garden
A few NHL teams (the Sabres and Devils) have cut ties with the NWHL this offseason as the #ForTheGame movement took shape, but the Lightning appear to be stepping in. It's great to see clinics and festivals for girls' hockey moving south as well as growing in O6 markets.