Friday's Dump & Chase: The Once and Future(?) Captain
We want you back, Mike.
Nashville Predators News
Predators expecting decision from Mike Fisher soon | The Tennessean
Please stop playing games with our hearts, Mike. You love us. We love your handsome mug, beautiful (and kick-ass) wife, and cute kid. #JustSign2017
Postseason Rewind: Singing the Playoff Blues | NHL.com
Brooks Bratten of the Preds website takes a fun look back at the 2017 Western Conference Semi-Final series between Nashville and St. Louis.
Predators reload after run to Stanley Cup Final | NHL.com
This is from last week, but it's a good li'l recap.
Central Division Roundup
Chicago Blackhawks: Brent Seabrook Deal Exemplifies Roster And Negotiation Issues
Seabrook is getting $9 million cash in 2017-18 and carries a $6.875 million cap hit for the next 7 years.
Flashback: Why the Stars are the perfect kind of team for new coach Ken Hitchcock to inherit | SportsDay
Surely a coach like Hitch can make them more defensively sound? As long as he doesn't try to get Tarasenko to block shots and pound the body.
Wild GM wants long-term deals for Granlund, Niederreiter | ProHockeyTalk
Will the two Wild youngsters end up closer to Arvy or Forsberg dollars? Stay tuned.
All Around the Hockeyverse
Oilers coach 'confident' Draisaitl will sign | NHL.com
I have a hard time believing that Draisaitl is worth significantly more than Johansen (I have heard $9-10M for him), but maybe #McDavidTax is almost as strong as #RingTax.
Markov won't be back with Canadiens this season | NHL.com
He's returning to Russia and it's not hard to see why. 38 years old with a great chance at making Russia's Olympic team one more time.
Aging All-Stars, future Hall of Famers lead top 10 NHL free agents still on the market | CBSSports.com
Anyone on this list worth a look (besides Jagr)? Most likely not, but it's fun to window-shop.