Friday's Dump & Chase: Elite Number Twos

Consider: if you have two top pairings, both of those pairings will also be second pairings. Maybe take a breath and enjoy having them while we've got them.

Preds Unveil 20th Season Logo | Nashville Predators
I like it.

30 Thoughts: Summer market for Matt Duchene could still be open -
Lots of stuff here about the new reality of salaries in the NHL.

As CBA watch grows, so do signing bonuses -- TSN
Another piece to be aware of going into the next stoppage.

Fehr: Players would be ‘foolish’ to ignore possibility of work stoppage in 2020 | ProHockeyTalk
Yesterday was a slow news day, it seems.

Hurricanes agree to $500 million sale that will keep team in Carolina, per report -
That's about twice as much as they were valued for by Forbes.

Oilers D Andrew Ference retires after 16-year career | USA Today
He's moving on to a life of venture capitalism in the environmentally friendly energy industry.

Watch: All 24 overtime game-winners since the start of 2015-16 - LA Kings Insider
That's the most in the league. And yes, one-sixth of them came against Nashville.

Francis smart to hold on to Canes' young defensemen | Sports |
They should trade Faulk before people realize he's not that good.

Max Domi: Diabetic hockey player shaves beard for diabetes campaign -
How much do I need to donate to make sure it stays gone?

Sabres Forward Prospects Look to Complete Roster | The Hockey Writers
Me too. I'm just imagining Phil Housley looking around the room and seeing...that defense.