Friday’s Dump & Chase: Arbitration Brothers

Arbitration dates, ticket sales, and very few mentions of Matt Duchene.

Nashville Predators News

Entry-Level Expectations for Nashville Predators Prospects: Vladislav Yeryomenko | On the Forecheck
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Around Hockey

Kakko agrees to entry-level contract with Rangers
It’s Kakko time in New York City.

NHL players file for salary arbitration, hearing dates scheduled
Colton Sissons will have a hearing July 26th and Rocco Grimaldi will have his on August 4th. I assume it won’t make it that far, but that means we should hear something before those dates hit.

Chara now oldest active NHL player; Bruins defenseman replaces Cullen
The old guys are getting younger, but there hasn’t been a huge drop in the average since Jaromir Jagr left the league

Kessel trade brings huge jump in season ticket sales for Coyotes: report
Potential sub-headings: 1. A butt in every seat and a hot dog in every hand. 2. Aside from hockey, Phil Kessel is highly skilled at high pressure sales pitches.

Kadri vetoed trade to Flames before being sent to Avalanche: report
I really think Nazem Kadri played his hand to avoid going to Calgary because he saw what happened to James Neal. However, he ended up on a better team with the move to the Colorado Avalanche.

The Hockey News’ People of Power and Influence: No. 43 – Patrik Laine | TheHockeyNews
I’m assuming he’s on this list because of his powers as a sorcerer, but they say it’s because he’s going to get a big payday and he scores a lot of goals. (He also got Anthony Bitetto as a teammate.)

Why the Kings’ quiet off-season is an indication that patience might be the only way forward | TheHockeyNews
Things have been pretty quiet out in Los Angeles; do you think this is by design or did all the fish get hooked on other lines? Will the Kings have a better finish next season?

NHL Off-Season Power Rankings: Who’s improved most (so far)? |
The Predators fared fairly well on this list. However, the New Jersey Devils are very high on the list due to the Subban trade and, puzzlingly, the addition of Wayne Simmonds at 5 million a year is seen as beneficial.