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Saturday’s Dump & Chase: September Ends

As we gear up for pre-season content, some links from the preseason.

NHL: SEP 30 Preseason - Predators at Lightning Photo by Mark LoMoglio/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Travis Hamonic not opting out of NHL season but yet to join Vancouver Canucks, says GM | ESPN
Whatever Hamonic's situation is seems to have been going on for a while. Best of luck to him and his family.

Pettersson and Hughes contracts a win-win for Canucks, players | Sportsnet.ca
In the NHL market, those deals aren't that bad for the players, though they could be better. The Canucks making a sharp move was unexpected, I'll admit.

Arizona Coyotes only NHL team to fully relax dress code for players, according to ESPN survey | ESPN
I actually really like this move. We know that NHLers regularly play hurt--letting all players simply dress for comfort isn't a bad thing in my opinion.

Understanding true impact of racism in hockey is only way we'll find progress | Sportsnet.ca
"The only thing the ruling makes clear is how much work is still needed to move this sport to a place where all within it truly understand the impact of situations like these, of the damage done."

Unvaccinated Columbus Blue Jackets forward Zac Rinaldo will remain under contract, but not play to start season | ESPN
Welp.

10 expectations for the 2021-22 NHL season | Sportsnet.ca
What are you most looking forward to?