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Saturday’s Dump & Chase: Reshuffling

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People around the league are making moves before next week’s expansion draft.

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Nashville re-signs Cole Smith to one-year extension | On the Forecheck
The Nashville Predators have extended the young forward.

Nashville Predators Draft Board: Round 1 | On the Forecheck
There should be some solid talent still on the board when the Predators draft. Eric takes a look.

Stars' Bishop opens up about waiving no-move clause ahead of Kraken draft | Sportsnet.ca
A surprisingly generous move from Bishop--I don't know if I'd be as willing to risk getting moved across the country for the good of an employer who didn't want me, although after the last year in Texas maybe he simply doesn't want to live there any more regardless.

Avalanche send D Ryan Graves to Devils with eye on expansion draft | ESPN
Joe Sakic really is a much better GM than he appeared to be when--I'm guessing--Patrick Roy was making the team's decisions, but also, I'm emotionally attached to maintaining he's a bad GM instead of changing my perspective based on new information, so here we are.

Alexander Edler to test free agency over re-signing with Canucks | Sportsnet.ca
Oh, Vancouver. What will we do with you.

New York Islanders acquire Richard Panik, second-rounder from Detroit Red Wings for Nick Leddy | ESPN
Sure, I guess?

Oilers' focus shifts to addressing forward depth and goalie tandem | Sportsnet.ca
Okay, but is Duncan Keith really the thing the Edmonton Oilers most needed? Are we sure addressing their forward depth and goalie tandem are going to fix their problems?

Baby giraffe named 'Stanley' in honor of the Tampa Bay Lightning's Cup win | ESPN
Babies--both animal and human--are the best part of Stanley Cup wins for other teams.

Breaking down USA’s 2021-22 residency roster | The Ice Garden
The 2022 Winter Olympics are rapidly approaching, and Team USA is bringing some familiar faces as well as some newer ones.

Why Owen Power has become the clear No. 1 prospect in the 2021 NHL draft | ESPN
There's more to it than "he's tall and originally Canadian" but neither of those things hurts.

NHL Rumour Roundup: Landeskog 'disappointed' he hasn't re-signed with Avalanche yet | Sportsnet.ca
I will not lie, Gabe Landeskog has been on my completely impractical wishlist for a while and I wouldn't be sorry if the Preds signed him at a reasonable price.