Friday's Dump & Chase: Countdown

I won't say the number, because it's distressingly high, but I'm sure I'm not alone in keeping a running clock in my head for the days remaining before opening night. And it's not even August.

Around Hockey

The Predators' surprise trade — Shea Weber for P.K. Subban — is the right move for a city finding its feet | Sports | Nashville Scene
JR Lind with the trade post-mortem.

Irwin Happy to Finally Appreciate Tim McGraw Goal Song - Nashville Predators
Irwin has McGraw-related PTSD.

Seth Jones was 'shocked' to see Shea Weber traded |
We all were, Seth.

Red Wings file for salary arbitration on Mrazek | Detroit News
Howard is still nominally the starter, but Mrazek is due for a substantial raise.

Canadiens' Sergachev has sights set on NHL next season -
Maybe Weber can take him under his wing if he starts to feel homesick.

Centennial season hinges on young Maple Leafs - TSN
"We want to put the Toronto Maple Leafs back in their rightful place" is a sentence that was said.

Jimmy Vesey free agency primer: Why so many teams want him, who's in the mix -
He's going to sign in Chicago and I'm going to have to think long and hard about whether or not I can continue watching this sport.

AHL cracks down on fighting, eliminates timeouts after icing – ProHockeyTalk
No timeouts after icing?!

Las Vegas Thunder brought splash, bikinis and rebellion to pro hockey | ESPN
Vegas is going to be a great place to watch a hockey game.

Bruins to travel to China for hockey clinics | Boston Herald
McDavid got there first, Bruins.

Register for EA SPORTS NHL 17 open beta |
I've never played what I hear the kids refer to as Chel, but this may be relevant to some of your interests.